Dr. Randolph R. Smith, Class of 1970, recently received the Steve and Margaret Bond Distinguished Athletes Award, given annually by the Clemson Athletic Department. Dr Smith attended Clemson on a football scholarship and was drafted by the New York Jets of the old AFL and the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL before the leagues merged. Instead of professional football, he chose a life of service graduating from MCG in 1970. Clemson previously honored him with an Honorary Doctorate and the Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Smith is retiring from University Hospital where he has been a surgeon for 41 years. He served as chairman of University Heath, Inc., the governing board of University Hospital for many years. Additionally, he was a founder and subsequent Chairman of Georgia Bank and Trust before it sold to South State Bank. He also has been a volunteer surgeon in developing countries since 1982.
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