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Former Clemson player Todd Schonhar passes away from COVID-19

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Jan 27, 2021

Clemson fans are mourning the passing of one of their own.

On Tuesday, the Clemson Athletic Department announced that former football player and graduate assistant coach Todd Schonhar died after a battle with COVID-19. He was 57 years old.

From 1982-86, Schonhar played for the Tigers, initially joining the team as a walk-on.

Schonhar was named to the Academic All-ACC team in 1986 and earned letters in 1985 and 1986 as a reserve quarterback and holder.

Fans will remember Schonhar the most as the holder for David Treadwell's game-winning 46-yard field goal in 1986 against Georgia. Schonhar was pictured lifting Treadwell as the team celebrated.

According to school officials, Schonhar is survived by his wife, Julia Barton, a former Clemson cheerleader.