Top plays of 2011


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The 2011 football season isn't quite over - there is still the Orange Bowl to play - but it isn't too late to look back at some of the most exciting plays this season.

Clemson quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS So. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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hooked up with freshman wide receiver Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Fr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 200
Fort Myers, FL

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just 26 seconds into the season, it was a dream come true for the Fort Myers native and it was a dream that Clemson fans saw all season and gave opponents nightmares.

"(When I scored) I was just looking into the crowd like I (can't believe) I'm here,” Watkins said. “I thought it was a dream but it came true. I knew the second play was going to be called for me and during my dream I scored and it came out to be true.”

As a result, when looking at some of the top plays from this season, it's no wonder that Watkins figures heavily into the top of the list. This is just an opinion, and I tried to rank it according to both excitement and to what it meant to that particular game or the season.


#1 Sammy Watkins 89-yard KO return for TD against Maryland - Watkins puts the
Tigers up for good right after Clemson had just surrendered the lead



#2 Sammy Watkins 62-yard pass from Boyd against FSU - Watkins calls the play that gives the Tigers the driver seat in the Division.



#3 Watkins 52-yard pass from Boyd in ACC Championship to almost clinch it



#4 Sammy Watkins 33 yd pass from Tajh Boyd - First offensive touch for Watkins he scores.



#5 Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
RS So. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 200
Greenville, SC

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42-yard FG against Wake to win Atlantic



#6 Kourtnei BrownKourtnei Brown
Gr. Defensive End
#90 6-6, 255
Charlotte, NC

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20-yard INT return against UNC



#7 Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Jr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC

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74-yard run against Wofford - Second longest play of the year



#8 Mike BellamyMike Bellamy
Fr. Running Back
#5 5-10, 175
Nocatee, FL

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75-yard run against Troy - Bellamy's first career carry and Clemson’s longest play of year.



#9 Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
RS Jr. Tight End
#83 6-3, 255
Fayetteville, NC

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32-yard pass against VT



#10 Watkins 62-yard pass from Boyd against Auburn



#11 Andre BranchAndre Branch
RS Sr. Defensive End
#40 6-5, 260
Richmond, VA

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sack machine against VT



#12 Ellington 44-yard run against Maryland to seal it



#13 Watkins 15-yard TD catch against Maryland – Beautiful catch



#14 Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
Head Coach
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rant against Spurrier - Swinney puts all the focus on him before the ACC Championship and fires up the Tigers



#15 Rennie MooreRennie Moore
RS Sr. Defensive Tackle
#94 6-3, 265
Saint Marys, GA

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sack of Clint Trickett to end FSU game



#16 Recovered fumble on first defensive play of ACC Championship



#17 Mike Bellamy 31-yard run against VT to seal game



#18 Dwayne Allen 54-yard pass from Boyd against Troy




#19 Kourtnei Brown with fumble return for TD against UNC



#20 Blocked punt against USC


Honorable Mention


Rashard HallRashard Hall
Gr. Safety
#31 6-1, 210
St. Augustine, FL

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intercepts Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington and returned it to the Tech nine-yard line to try to keep Clemson’s hopes for a prefect season alive.


Rennie Moore recovers a Georgia Tech fumble on the 1 yard line to keep the Tigers in the game.


Dwayne Allen 24 yd touchdown pass from Tajh Boyd in ACC Championship gives Clemson offense early confidence.


Tajh Boyd pass Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries
Fr. Wide Receiver
#13 6-0, 190
Spartanburg, SC

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for 8 yards to the set up the division winning kick against Wake Forest. Humphries was in for the injured Sammy Watkins.


Bashaud Breeland's one handed interception against Maryland helped to recapture some much needed momentum.

TIGER POLL

What is your top play of 2011?
  • Watkins 89-yard KO return for TD against Maryland
  • Watkins 62-yard pass from Boyd against FSU
  • Watkins 52-yard pass from Boyd in ACC Championship
  • Watkins 33 yd pass from Tajh Boyd against Troy
  • Catanzaro 42-yard FG against Wake to win Atlantic
  • Other


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Front Page Story: Top plays of 2011
Crump®
Breeland's one arm interception against GT
ALL IN Tiger 888
Re: Breeland's one arm interception against GT- I thought
74TIGER
yes it was MD. it was the "spark" we needed to come back***
ArmyRanger28®
Embarassing...
ALL IN Tiger 888
Cannot forget about Dwayne Allen's reception against Aurburn
ALL IN Tiger 888
Sack of Auburn QB near the end of the game
cu1981fans
Didn't realize Morris chewed Bellamy out
clemsongt
Re: Didn't realize Morris chewed Bellamy out
NorthwestPurple®
Cody Sensabaugh interception late against Auburn!!***
tigfan88
Re: Cody Sensabaugh interception late against Auburn!!***
ALL IN Tiger 888
Re: Cody Sensabaugh interception late against Auburn!!***
CactusJack
Re: Cody Sensabaugh interception late against Auburn!!***
Mateopato®
That was huge. Top 10 definitely.***
Biguns
I hate to be lame and complain against a list... but this
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: I hate to be lame and complain against a list... but this
ALL IN Tiger 888
Re: I hate to be lame and complain against a list... but this
Sepheriel
disagree about the Dabo rant
camdentiger09
Mike Bellamy
T_I_P
Nice catch! I never noticed that***
WillardTFrog®
I saw that earlier this season, that was a$$holish. Poor guy
insanetigerfan08
Allen WALKING into the endzone like the Juggernaut!***
WillardTFrog®
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TiVoTiger®
Didn't know we play Southern Cal?
clemson guy3
Whole lot of good.
Outbound®
Jaron Brown's 3rd down receptions to keep the drives alive***
AppTiger02
Ellingtons Run in the ACC CG down the sidelines
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