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27 overall pick) by the Houston Texans one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award Maxwell Award Watch List member second-team All-American by Athlon,, Lindys, Phil Steele and third-team All-American by AP First-Team All-ACC selection (media, coaches) had 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and an ACC-record 18 touchdowns in 738 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) had 206 receptions for 3,020 yards and 27 touchdowns in his career named to the NFL All-Rookie team in 2014 with the Houston Texans. 13 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft as Clemson become the first school in history to have three players selected as defensive linemen in the first round of a single draft. A first-team All-American in 1980, his 57-yard field goal against Duke in 1980 was an NCAA record at the time. The 1979 Clemson University football season was a special one in many respects. ISAIAH SIMMONSLinebacker 2019Unanimous first-team All-America selection in 2019, garnering top status from the AFCA, AP, FWAA, Sporting News and WCFF became the sixth unanimous All-American in school history, joining Terry Kinard (1982), Gaines Adams (2006), C.J. Following his senior season, he was named to the All-ACC first-team as well as the AP and Sporting News first-team All-America squads. 19 overall) of the Bills played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers; he helped that team to the Grey Cup Championship in 1990 inducted into the Winnipeg Hall of Fame in 1997 named to Clemsons Centennial team in 1996 Clemsons No. He was a two-time recipient of both the Davey OBrien Award and the Manning Award. The teams have combined to win 24 ACC football titles since 1991. Here is a look at each Tiger drafted or signed to a UDFA deal from the 2023 NFL draft. DEXTER LAWRENCEDefensive Tackle 2017,18First-team AFCA All-American in 2018 second-team All-American by Rivals in 2017 semifinalist for the 2017 Bednarik Award three-time All-ACC selection; he was first-team in 2017 and 2018 and second-team in 2016 third-team All-American by Sports on Earth that year had 39 tackles and three tackles for loss in 2017 freshman All-American in 2016 by ESPN and USA Today 2016 ACC Defensive Rookie-of-the-Year by the media and coaches All-ACC Academic selection in 2016 selected by the New York Giants with the No. 4 overall) by the Buccaneers in 2007, tying at the time for the highest draft pick in Clemson history received his degree from Clemson in December 2006; he was one of just two players in 2006 to be a consensus first-team All-American, college graduate and first-round draft pick (Patrick Willis of Mississippi was the other) tied the Tiger record for sacks in a career with 28, the same number Michael Dean Perry had between 1984-87 ACC Defensive Player of the Year; he won the award by a wide margin, as he had 56 first-place votes and the second-place player had just eight second in the voting for ACC Player of the Year behind Georgia Techs Calvin Johnson one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Award, given to the top defensive player in the nation one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award first-team All-American by, and Sports Illustrated the most decorated Clemson defensive player since Terry Kinard in 1982 First-Team All-ACC; he was the top vote-getter among defensive players and second among all players behind Calvin Johnson, who was unanimous provided Clemson with perhaps the most important play of 2006; he had a 66-yard fumble return on a botched field-goal attempt by Wake Forest on the first play of the fourth quarter; Clemson trailed 17-3 entering that play, the first snap of the fourth quarter; his return for a score was the Pontiac Game Changing Play-of-the-Week for all of college football and was one of four finalists for the play-of-the-year had 12.5 sacks, best in the ACC, third-most in the nation and tied for the second-most in Clemson history third in the ACC in tackles for loss with 17.5 and had 63 tackles in 2006 had a school-record streak of eight consecutive games with at least one sack; the previous record was just five second in Clemson history among defensive linemen in pass breakups (21) ACC Defensive Lineman-of-the-Week twice as a senior for his performances at No. Spiller was third in the nation as a rushing duo ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week in Clemsons win over No. He is well known for being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, celebrating Clemsons 1981 National Championship. A first-team All-American in 1967, Olszewski started thirty consecutive games for the Tigers. 15 Auburn had eight tackles and three sacks against Maryland to earn ACC Defensive Lineman-of-the-Week honors; he was the first Tiger to record three sacks in a game since 2001 had his ninth straight game involved in a sack at Wake Forest when he had two sacks. The Tigers set an offensive record in 2019, with 7,931 yards, their fourth year eclipsing the 7,000-yard mark, overtaking 2018 's 7,908 yards. 12 overall pick of the 1960 draft by the New York Giants first Tiger to play in the Hula Bowl; he also played in the 1960 College All-Star Game in Chicago, Ill. named to Clemsons Centennial team in 1996. A two-time first-team All-American, Watkins put together two of the greatest receiving seasons in Clemson history. CHRIS GARDOCKIPlacekicker 1989,90Second-team All-American as a junior and third-team All-American as a sophomore placekicker honorable mention All-America punter by UPI as a freshman, sophomore and junior fourth in punting and tied for fourth in placekicking in the nation as a junior; he was the second player in NCAA history to finish in the top 10 in both categories in the same season and the first to do it twice tied the ACC record for the longest field goal with a 57-yarder against Appalachian State in 1990 had a pair of four-field-goal games in 1990 made 72 consecutive PATs to set Tiger record; he never missed one in his career had 20 multiple field-goal games in his career tied Obed Ariris career record for field goals (63) third-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1991; he left Clemson after his junior year All-Pro selection with the Colts in 1996 named to Clemsons Centennial team in 1996 Clemsons No. 25 gridder of all-time by a panel of historians in 1999. 6 Tennessee; he earned Defensive MVP honors for that performance led the team in special teams tackles with 21 in 2002 third-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks. He was a two-time first-team All-American for the Tigers in 1989 and 1990. Here is a look at each Tiger drafted or signed to a UDFA deal from the 2023 NFL draft. The Clemson Tigers college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing Clemson University in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Clemson, Florida State expected to top ACC. Copyright 2000-2023 Sports Reference LLC. 99 overall selection First-Team All-ACC in 1966 and 1967 inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1993 played in the 1968 Hula Bowl and 1967 East-West game named to Clemsons Centennial team in 1996. BANKS McFADDENBack 1939All-American in both football and basketball in the same calendar year (1939), the only Clemson athlete to do that named the nations most versatile athlete for 1939-40 Clemsons first wire-service AP All-American record-setter on the field as a runner, passer and punter led the Tigers to the state championship in track twice in his three years elected to National Football Hall of Fame in 1959 received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Clemson in 1966 charter member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame and state of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame only Tiger to have his jersey retired in two sports No. 17 Texas A&M in 2005 had 9.5 knockdowns in the win over No. LEE NANNEYOffensive Tackle 1981UPI Second-Team All-American in 1981 co-captain of the 1980 and 1981 teams native of Spartanburg, S.C. who was a three-year starter started 35 straight games between 1979-81 honorable mention All-American by AP in 1981 and four-time state offensive lineman-of-the-week winner of the ACC and State Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 1980 named the teams most improved player in 1980. 20 jersey retired by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 became Clemsons first inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. 11 Maryland in College Park, to finish the regular season 10-1 (the best season in school history at the time). 8 gridder of all-time by a panel of historians in 1999 inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Clemson Ring of Honor in 2019. Hyatt won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the ACC Conferences top offensive lineman twice. TANNER MUSESafety 2019Third-team All-America selection by the AP as a fifth-year senior in 2019 earned first-team All-ACC honors and was selected as a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award voted as a permanent team captain credited with 73 tackles, (6.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, five pass breakups and a team-leading four interceptions in over 15 games (all starts) became the first Clemson player since DeAndre McDaniel in 2009 to record an interception in each of the first two games exited Clemson having appeared in 59 games, tying the school record helped Clemson to a 55-4 record in his 59 career contests, tied for the best four-year mark in FBS history. 15 overall) by the Seahawks in 1997 leading tackler for Seattle in both 2000 and 2001 named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team in 2002 inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 2008. 11 in 1958 and 1959, respectively played in two 1959 bowl games (Sugar Bowl, Bluebonnet Bowl) right-fielder in the College World Series for the Tigers in 1959 first-round draft pick in both the NFL and AFL; he was chosen by the Giants in the NFL and Bills in the AFL No. Dabo Swinney and Clemson will close out their 2022-23 college football season in the Orange Bowl. TREVOR LAWRENCEQuarterback 2020First-team selection by the FWAA in 2020, a year in which he tied for the highest Heisman Trophy voting finish in school history (second) led Clemson to a national championship as a true freshman in 2018 and served as the face and voice of the sport in the two seasons that followed concluded his career 34-2 (.944) as a starter, the third-best winning percentage by a starting quarterback with at least 30 career starts since Division I split in 1978, trailing only Miamis Ken Dorsey (.950) and USCs Matt Leinart (.949) exited as the winningest starting quarterback in Clemson history, surpassing the 32 career wins held by Rodney Williams, Tajh Boyd and Deshaun Watson completed 758-of-1138 career passes (66.6 percent) for 10,098 yards with 90 touchdowns and 17 interceptions for a pass efficiency rating for 164.26 in 2,237 snaps over 40 career games (36 starts) also rushed 231 times for 943 career rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns finished career undefeated as a starter in regular season play and did not lose a regular season game at either the high school or collegiate levels made five career College Football Playoff starts, tying Jalen Hurts for the most by a quarterback and setting the record for the most at a single program as of the time of his departure exited with Clemson career records in career winning percentage (.944), pass efficiency rating (164.3), yards per passing attempt (8.87) and tying for the most wins against Top 25 opponents (nine) started the final 11 games in 2018 as a true freshman in helping Clemson become the first major college football team in the modern era to go 15-0 became the first true freshman quarterback to lead his team to a national title since 1985 his 164.26 career pass efficiency rating broke Jameis Winstons ACC career record (163.28 from 2013-14) first quarterback ever to win three ACC Championship Games was only the sixth quarterback in ACC history to record 10,000 career passing yards and finished tied for third in conference history in career passing touchdowns became the first No. Winsipedia - Database and infographics of Clemson Tigers (ACC) football all-time record, national championships, conference championships, bowl games, wins, bowl record, All-Americans, Heisman winners, and NFL Draft picks Alabama /Arkansas /Auburn / Colorado / Florida /Georgia /Iowa /LSU /Michigan /Michigan State /Nebraska /North Carolina /Notre Dame /Ohio State /Oklahoma /Oregon /Penn State /Rutgers /Tennessee /Texas /Texas A&M /USC /Wisconsin. He finished his three-year career from 2017-19 with 135 career receptions for 2,448 yards with 27 receiving touchdowns over 1,279 snaps in 43 games (30 starts).. Higgins was the first pick of the second round in the 2020 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Check out our other College Wire all-time lineups: Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Clemson makes the top ten for a Peach State offensive linemen in the 2024 class. 15 overall) of the St. Louis Rams earned his degree from Clemson in December 2005 one of seven Division I players to make first-team All-American, be a first-round draft pick and earn a degree in the 2005-06 academic year first Tiger first-round draft pick since Rod Gardner in 2001 helped Clemsons defense to a top-25 finish as a starter in 2003 and 2005 three-year starter overall; he was a reserve running back in 2002; had 225 rushing yards and a 5.4-yard average tied for the team lead in interceptions (3) in 2005; he had 10 passes defended overall a major reason Clemson was in the top 25 in six different areas in 2005 had 54 tackles as a senior, including a career-high five tackles for loss had a career-high 11 tackles, including three tackles for loss, at Wake Forest in 2005 had 21 pass breakups in 2004 as a junior, establishing a school record tied the record for passes defended in a season (21) had 35 pass breakups and 40 passes defended in his career to finish in the top 10 in both areas had four passes defended at Miami (Fla.) in 2004, leading Clemson to an overtime win over the No. 19 overall pick) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. 10 Hurricanes played 49 games in his career; he never missed a game in his four years made 34 starts in the secondary. As a matter of policy, Sports Reference only reports the results of games as played on the field. Playing alongside Sammy Watkins, the two wideouts became one of the scariest duos in college football. Allen is right up there with Cunningham. On the offensive side of the ball, the Tigers have had some exceptional players who have helped Clemson achieve greatness. O.K. He is most well known for the catch, where in the closing moments of the 1977 South Carolina game, a reception that gave the Tigers a 31-27 win over the Gamecocks. 19 Florida State had a career-high 14 knockdown blocks in the win over Furman when he graded 88 percent in 42 snaps; he was Clemsons top offensive lineman in that game led the team in knockdown blocks (11.5) at NC State; he played a team-high 79 snaps back in the starting lineup against Wake Forest when he played 52 snaps and graded 82 percent. With four games remaining in the Tigers' regular season, this year's team is on pace for its winningest season since the program . He became the Tigers first two-time first-team All-American. those 14 selections quarterback Trevor Lawrence and pass rushers Travon Walker and Josh Allen remain with the team. 4 pick of the Brooklyn Dodgers (football) after the 1939 season, that is tied for the highest draft pick ever by a Tiger played one year in the NFL and led the league in yards per carry coached defensive backs at Clemson for 26 years; he was also the head basketball coach from 1947-56 Clemsons McFadden Building, dedicated in 1995, is in his honor named to Clemsons Centennial team in April, 1996 Clemsons No. Clemson's all-time record vs. each SEC team Share this article 293 shares Justin Robertson July 11, 2022 9:30 am ET When the news broke that USC and UCLA were joining the Big Ten, the. His 101 receptions and 1,464 receiving yards from 2013 are both school. 6 Clemson softball's 44-5 record this season is eye-popping. In 2015 they gained 7,718 yards and nearly matched it with 7,555 yards in 2016. Joining Cunningham on the third team was former wide receiver Sammy Watkins as an All-Purpose Player, defensive tackle Michael Dean Perry and defensive end Vic Beasley. He started 32 games in a Clemson uniform. See our list of forfeits and vacated games for more details. Clemson lands in the top choices for a highly touted offensive line recruit. JACKIE CALVERTSafety 1950NEA First-Team All-America safety held Clemsons career record for rushing yards per attempt (5.92) for more than 65 years team co-captain for the 1951 Orange Bowl team top all-purpose yardage gainer that season with 1,220 yards; he was a fine all-around back held the Clemson record for career yards per passing attempt (8.76) until it was broken by Trevor Lawrence from 2018-20 25th-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Rams after the 1950 season one of the stalwarts on two undefeated Clemson teams nicknamed The Kid.. 95) Purdue WR Charlie Jones (No. Walter Camp Foundation and Sporting News third-team selection by Associated Press ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the ACC coaches first-team All-ACC as a senior in 2016 Clemsons top tackler in 2016 with 131 earned his degree in December of 2016 first-team All-ACC in 2016 signed free agent contract with Carolina Panthers only three-time All-Bowl team selection in Clemson history, he was chosen by ESPN in 2014, 2015 and 2016 three time Academic All-ACC honoree (2013, 2015, 2016) finished career with 352 tackles in 53 games had 26 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and five interceptions to go with six caused fumbles and four fumble recoveries had 17 career double figure tackle games, Clemson was 16-1 in those games. Bresee was the No. Formed in 1896, the program has an all-time record of 790-466-44, with a bowl record of 28-22. Oklahoma and Texas were already set to join the SEC sometime in the next few years, so when it was announced another two programs were bolting for one of the two top conferences, it put pressure on Clemson to make a move. April 11, 2023 An Invitation from Head Coach Dabo Swinney Football .

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