Henry Carson and Brian Duncan were inducted into the Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 2, 2018 in a ceremony held between the Devildog girls and boys basketball games against Eastside High School.
Henry Carson is a 1978 graduate of Travelers Rest High School. He was a three-sport standout athlete earning multiple awards in football, basketball and baseball. In football, he earned 2 Varsity letters as a Running Back / Tailback for the Devildogs while playing for Coach Tom Stanford. In 1976, as a junior, Henry received the prestigious "Billy Joe Batson Memorial Award", named for the current Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame member, and former TRYA coach and board member, the late Billy Joe Batson. This Award was presented by the Travelers Rest Youth Association recognizing the individual in our community who had contributed greatly to the advancement of youth in our area. During the 1977 football season, Henry's senior year, he earned many awards and accolades. He was selected the Greenville News Piedmont Player of the Week for September 5th - 10th. The Devildog's 2nd game of the 1977 season was against conference foe, JL Mann High School. Henry had a stellar performance as he rushed for 153 yards on just 11 carries, and caught a screen pass late in the game and raced 47 yards to set up a game winning touchdown a few plays later. The Devildogs scored two touchdowns in the 4th qtr. to defeat JL Mann 22-18. The Devildogs finished the 1977 regular season with a 9-1 record while going 8-0 in Conference play to earn a birth in the Class 3A Playoffs. This was the first playoff appearance for the Devildog football team since 1969. The Devildogs finished the 1977 season with an overall 10-2 record including a first-round playoff win over C.A. Johnson High School by a score of 34-20. Henry helped the Devildogs to dominate this game with his play, and he also scored one of the Devildog touchdowns in this playoff game. He was selected by his teammates as the Most Valuable Offensive Back after the 1977 season. Henry was also an All-Conference Selection while leading the Devildogs in rushing with over 1,300 yards in 1977. Several of Henry's Devildog teammates on this 1977 Conference Championship team have said he was a major factor in their 1977 success. Henry was also recognized for outstanding athletic performance, sportsmanship and contribution to team efforts.
Henry also earned a Varsity letter in basketball while playing for Coach Joe Small, and baseball while playing for the Devildogs.
After graduation, Henry attended Mars Hill College where he played football for two years. He is a graduate of Rutledge Business College. Henry has also served as a mentor and coach for the Travelers Rest Youth Association.
Henry Carson is remembered at Travelers Rest High School as a very talented and gifted Devildog athlete who excelled in multiple sports.
Brian Duncan is a 2001 graduate of Travelers Rest High School. He was a talented and gifted athlete earning Varsity letters in golf. Brian was an outstanding player and leader for the Devildogs from 1996-2001. He was a six-time All-Region and a three-time All-State player for the Devildog golf team. His play helped the Devildogs to Region Championships in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. In 1999, the Devildogs won the prestigious Joe Wyatt Invitational Tournament, in the process breaking the tournament scoring record, and finished 2nd in the South Carolina State Golf Tournament. In 2000, the Devildogs also won the Southern Cross Invitational Tournament and again were the Runner-Up in the South Carolina State Golf Tournament. Brian's outstanding play also helped the Devildogs make history by winning two South Carolina State Team Golf Championships: in 1998 while playing for Coach Bailey Jackson and in 2001 while playing for Coach Jack Anderson. Brian also won the 3A Individual State Golf Championship in 2001.
After graduation, Brian received a golf scholarship to Clemson University where he was a member of the Men's Golf Team. He was a Clemson Golf Letterman in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He was a member of the Clemson Men's Golf Team that won the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Championship, the 2003 NCAA East Regional Championship, and the 2003 NCAA Men's Golf National Championship for Clemson University. The 2003 National Champions also won the Frank Howard Award which recognizes outstanding Clemson University student-athletes. In 2004, the Tigers repeated as Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Champions. Brian's individual Clemson University collegiate awards are being a member of the 2006 All-ACC Team, the 2006 Lightsey MVP Award, the 2006 Larry Wallace-Dyar Captain's Award, and being named a 3rd Team Collegiate All-American in 2006. Brian is a 2006 graduate of Clemson University.
Brian went on to a successful Professional golf career playing on several different Tours. He was a member of the Web.com Tour in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Brian Duncan is remembered at Travelers Rest High School as a talented, outstanding Devildog golfer who continued to help set the high standards of winning, consistent play, and leadership.