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Walk-on quarterback Hunter Helms is making history at Clemson

Hunter Helms grew up making the trek from Columbia to Clemson for Tiger football games, and as a youth imagined one day wearing the Paw and running down The Hill and playing in front of the orange-clad faithful. Hard work has made that dream come true.

Helms made history this past Saturday when he became only the third quarterback who joined Clemson as an original walk-on since 1954 to throw a touchdown pass, joining Nick Schuessler (three touchdown passes in 2016) and Donny McElveen (one in 2010).

Helms and Schuessler are the only original walk-on quarterbacks to throw multiple touchdown passes in a game for Clemson, as Helms' two-touchdown game at Georgia Tech joined Schuessler's two-touchdown performance against Syracuse in 2016.