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• Coached placekicker Ammon Lakip in 2014. He was an Honorable Mention All-ACC selection who was 21-28 on field goals. He also coached Bradley Pinion, who averaged 42.6 yards per punt with 28 punts inside the 20 against only two touchbacks.

• Has coached the Tiger special teams since 2011, including Chandler Catanzaro, who was a three-time All-ACC placekicker. Catanzaro is Clemson’s career scoring leader (404) and made 81.7 percent of his field goals.

• Coached Brandon Ford to a First-Team All-ACC season at tight end in 2012. Ford tied the school record for receiving touchdowns by a tight end in 2012 (8).

• Had a big impact in Clemson winning the 2011 ACC title for the first time in 20 years. He has been on the staff of three ACC Atlantic Division titles in the last six years.

• Coached Dwayne Allen in 2011. He won the John Mackey Award and was a first-team All-American. Allen set school records for receptions (50), receiving yards (598) and receiving touchdowns (8) by a tight end.

• In 2010, he coached offensive tackle Chris Hairston to a First-Team All-ACC season and Allen to Second-Team All-ACC honors.

• Helped Clemson to an ACC Atlantic Division title and a top-25 final AP ranking in his first year as a full-time coach at Clemson in 2009.

• In 2009, his tight ends had 54 catches, most for the position in Tiger history at the time. He coached First-Team All-ACC tight end Michael Palmer and Hairston, a Second-Team All-ACC selection.

• Joined the staff in December 2008 and coached in the 2009 Gator Bowl. He joined a small group of people who have played for Clemson in a bowl game and later coached the Tigers in a bowl game.

• Played tight end on Clemson’s 1986 and 1987 ACC title teams, then he served as a graduate assistant on the Tigers’ 1988 ACC Championship team.

• In 24 years as a full-time Division I coach, his teams have played in 20 bowl games. Including three years as a graduate assistant coach, it is 23 bowl games in 27 seasons.

• In his second year at Alabama, he directed the offensive tackles and served as special teams coordinator on its 1992 national title team.

• Alabama made six bowl appearances in eight years on the staff. Alabama won the SEC Western Division five times.

• Served on the same Alabama staff with current Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney from 1993-97.

• After eight years at Alabama, he moved to Virginia Tech, where he worked eight years under Frank Beamer.

• Virginia Tech played Florida State for the National Championship in the Sugar Bowl in 1999, so Pearman has coached in the National Championship game in the Sugar Bowl with two different schools.

• Coached tight ends at Virginia Tech and was also a special teams assistant.

• Coached at North Carolina in 2006, Duke in 2007 and Maryland in 2008. He helped Maryland to the Humanitarian Bowl in 2008.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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