July 8, 2008
Auburn, Ala. -
Former Auburn All-American safety and 1968 Sun Bowl MVP Buddy McClinton has been named to the 75th Anniversary All-Sun Bowl Team, announced Brut Sun Bowl President Joe E. Valenzuela.
McClinton is one of 75 players to be named to the All-Sun Bowl Team. The Brut Sun Bowl is the nation's second oldest bowl game and has had 75 different programs compete in the game, which is more than any other bowl in the nation.
McClinton helped the Tigers to a 34-10 victory over Arizona with a Sun Bowl record three interceptions, including one returned for a 32-yard touchdown. McClinton also had six tackles against the Wildcats and was the first defensive back to earn Sun Bowl MVP honors.
That game was the Tigers' first trip to the Sun Bowl. Auburn also went in 1973, losing 34-17 to Missouri.
McClinton, a native of Montgomery, Ala., is Auburn's all-time leader in interceptions with 18 and holds the Auburn record for interceptions in a season with nine in 1969. McClinton started every game in his career and was named to seven different All-America teams as a senior in 1969.