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Cayce art business brings SC sports legends George Rogers and Danny Ford to the SC State Fair for me

Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby) – Local businessman Bill Lorick of VISTA Art in Cayce is bringing two SC sports icons to the SC State Fair this weekend. Lorick is a well know art dealer whose business is one of the busiest galleries in SC. It is well known for its inventory of famous sports prints of historic occasions. Some of these include the final second of last year’s Clemson Tigers National Championship win, and the string of wins that the Carolina Gamecocks enjoyed against the Tigers during the Steve Spurrier era.

On Friday night, Lorick will have USC’s only Heisman Trophy Winner George Rogers at his booth in the Goodman Building from 5 until 8:00 p.m. Rogers will be talking with his fans and signing autographs..

Rogers played college football for the University of South Carolina, earned All-America honors in the late 70’s, and won the 1980 Heisman Trophy. He was the first overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins of the NFL. He now works in the sports department at USC.

On Saturday and Sunday of this weekend, former Clemson Football Coach Danny Ford will be visiting with fans and signing autographs from 2 until 5:00 p..m. both days.

Ford played college football at the University of Alabama under Paul “Bear” Bryant from 1967 to 1969. Later, he was named head football coach at Clemson University from 1978 to 1989. During his 12 seasons as head coach of the Tigers, he captured five Atlantic Coast Conference titles and won six bowl games. The 1981 Clemson team coached by Ford completed a 12–0 season, won the Orange Bowl, and was named the consensus national champion team. He is beloved by Tiger fans and South Carolinians in general for his down-home nature and laid back, “Good Old Boy” style.

Lorick’s booth at the fair will be open for the remainder of the fair's run. He will be selling many of his most famous prints, some of which he has taken, and others that were done by talented SC based artist and photographers. Many of his sports prints are signed by the coach who was at the helm during that event.

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