March 15, 2011

Sport: Track & Field
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Major: Industrial Engineering
Favorite Professor: Allen Swords
Favorite Class: IE 201
Athletic Highlights: Padgett established a Clemson record in the men's 35-pound weight throw at the Virginia Tech Qualifier. The Rock Hill, SC native put it all together on Saturday at the Hokies' Rector Field House, the same site he earned ACC Most Valuable Performer honors the previous weekend after a pair of top-five finishes in the throws. Padgett broke former teammate Zach Berg's record on his second throw of the afternoon, a toss of 67'0.5". It was good enough for the runner-up finish, and he will now await word as a "bubble" contender for an at-large spot in the event field at the NCAA Championships.