Orange and White Preview with Rosters


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CLEMSON, S.C. — Defending ACC Champion and College Football Playoff finalist Clemson will conclude its spring practice season with the annual Orange & White game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 9. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend the contest.

The game will be played with normal clock rules for the first two quarters. After the second possession of the third quarter, the clock will run continuously except during a timeout, a quarter change or injury. Unlike recent seasons, all kickoffs and punts will be covered live.

Clemson returns 14 starters and 52 lettermen from last year’s team, plus wide receiver Mike Williams and nickel back Korrin Wiggins, who were starters in 2014. Both missed most of the 2015 season due to injury and will sit out the spring game, but will be ready in August.

All-American quarterback Deshaun Watson will play at times for both teams on Saturday. He will be the first quarterback to play for both teams in the spring game since Charlie Whitehurst did so in 2004.

Watson became the first quarterback in the history of FBS football to throw for at least 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in the same season when he led Clemson to a 14-1 season and No. 2 final ranking in 2015. He was the consensus first-team All-American quarterback and Clemson’s first Heisman Trophy finalist.

“It should be a great day for football at Death Valley on Saturday,” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney, the consensus National Coach of the Year for 2015. “It is a day we all look forward to, and I encourage all Clemson fans to join us. I am looking for a record crowd.”

The attendance record for a Clemson spring game was set last year at 37,000.

“We have divided the team evenly and it is a day that we evaluate the players in every way, including putting them in a competitive situation.”

Clemson coaches divided the teams on Thursday morning. The White team offense will feature quarterbacks Nick Schuessler and Tucker Israel, All-ACC wide receiver Artavis Scott, and running backs Tyshon Dye and C.J. Fuller. The White team defense will include defensive lineman Scott Pagano, Freshman All-American Christian Wilkins, All-ACC linebacker Ben Boulware, and defensive backs Ryan Carter and Van Smith.

The White team coaching staff will be led by Head Coach Brandon Streeter, offensive coordinator Jeff Scott and defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Rounding out the White team staff will be Robbie Caldwell and Dan Brooks.

The Orange team will be quarterbacked by Kelly Bryant and feature All-American tight end Jordan Leggett, All-ACC running back Wayne Gallman, receivers Hunter Renfrow and Ray-Ray McCloud, and All-ACC offensive linemen Mitch Hyatt, Tyrone Crowder and Jay Guillermo. The Orange defense will include All-ACC defensive tackle Carlos Watkins, defensive ends Austin Bryant and Richard Yeargin, linebacker Dorian O’Daniel and All-ACC cornerback Cordrea Tankersley.

The head coach of the Orange team will be Mike Reed. Tony Elliott will serve as offensive coordinator and Marion Hobby will be the defensive coordinator. Danny Pearman will also be a part of the Orange staff.

There will be no fake kicks allowed and the quarterbacks will not be tackled. The team will run down the Hill prior to the kickoff. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3 with Roy Philpott and former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd providing the commentary. The Clemson radio network also will broadcast the game on its regular list of stations beginning at 2 p.m.

Orange Roster

# Player		Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. Exp. Hometown High School or Junior College
2 Kelly Bryant 		QB 6-3  215 So.  1VL Calhoun Falls, S.C. Wren HS
2 Mark Fields 		CB 5-10 195 So.  1VL Charlotte, N.C. William Amos Hough HS
4 Deshaun Watson 	QB 6-2  210 Jr.  2VL Gainesville, Ga. Gainesville HS
5 Shaq Smith 		LB 6-3  240 Fr.  HS Baltimore, Md. IMG (Fla.) Academy
6 Dorian O’Daniel 	LB 6-1  215 *Jr. 2VL Olney, Md. Our Lady of Good Counsel HS
7 LaSamuel Davis 	DL 6-4  215 Fr.  HS Bamberg, S.C. Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS
7 Mike Williams 	WR 6-4  220 *Jr. 2VL Vance, S.C. Lake Marion HS
9 Wayne Gallman 	RB 6-1  215 *Jr. 2VL Loganville, Ga. Grayson HS
13 Hunter Renfrow 	WR 5-10 175 *So. 1VL Myrtle Beach, S.C. Socastee HS Socastee 
16 Jordan Leggett 	TE 6-5  255 Sr.  3VL Navarre, Fla. Navarre HS Navarre 
18 James Barnes 	QB 6-1  175 *Fr. RS Sumter, S.C. Sumter HS
18 Jadar Johnson 	S  6-1  205 Sr.  3VL Orangeburg, S.C. Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS 
19 Tanner Muse 		S  6-2  230 *Fr. RS Belmont, N.C. South Point HS
21 Adrian Baker 	CB 6-0  180 *Jr. 2VL Hallandale, Fla. Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory
25 Cordrea Tankersley 	CB 6-1  195 Sr.  3VL Beech Island, S.C. Silver Bluff HS Cordrea 
26 Adam Choice 		RB 5-9  215 *So. 1VL Thomasville, Ga. Thomas County Central HS
33 J.D. Davis 		LB 6-1  225 So.  1VL Clemson, S.C. Daniel HS
34 Kendall Joseph 	LB 6-0  230 *So. 1VL Belton, S.C. Belton-Honea Path HS Honea 
34 Ray-Ray McCloud 	WR 5-10 180 So.  1VL Tampa, Fla. Sickles HS
37 Austin Jackson 	S  6-2  200 So.  TR Cary, N.C. Green Hope HS
38 Amir Trapp 		CB 5-8  155 *Fr. RS Clemson, S.C. Daniel HS
39 Christian Groomes 	K  5-10 185 *So. SQ Central, S.C. Daniel HS
43 Chad Smith 		LB 6-4  235 *Fr. RS Sterling, Va. Dominion HS
44 Garrett Williams 	TE 6-2  235 So.  1VL Orlando, Fla. The First Academy
49 Richard Yeargin 	DE 6-3  255 *So. 1VL Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. University School of Nova SE University
50 Jabril Robinson 	DT 6-2  280 *So. 1VL Leland, N.C. North Brunswick HS Leland 
52 Connor Prevost 	LB 6-0  220 *Jr. SQ Raleigh, N.C. Cardinal Gibbons HS 
52 Austin Spence 	LS 6-2  195 *Fr. SQ Florence, S.C. West Florence HS
55 Tyrone Crowder 	OG 6-2  330 *Jr. 2VL Marston, N.C. Richmond Senior HS
57 Jay Guillermo 	OL 6-3  325 *Sr. 3VL Maryville, Tenn. Maryville HS Guillermo 
58 Patrick Phibbs 	LS 6-3  200 *Fr. HS Pittsburgh, Pa. Central Catholic HS
60 Kelby Bevelle 	DE 6-4  260 *Jr. SQ Apopka, Fla. Apopka HS Bevelle 
64 Pat Godfrey 		OL 6-3  260 *Fr. RS Greenlawn, N.Y. Harborfields HS
71 Noah Green 		OL 6-5  285 *Fr. RS Boiling Springs, S.C. Boiling Springs HS
72 Logan Tisch 		OL 6-2  290 *Fr. RS Chapel Hill, N.C. Chapel Hill HS
75 Mitch Hyatt 		OT 6-5  295 So.  1VL Suwanee, Ga. North Gwinnett HS
76 Sean Pollard 	OL 6-5  295 Fr.  HS Jackson Springs, N.C. Pinecrest HS
81 Kanyon Tuttle 	WR 5-11 170 *Fr. TR Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Latin School
85 Seth Ryan 		WR 6-0  175 *Jr. 1VL Summit, N.J. Summit HS
86 Ty Thomason 		WR 5-10 210 *Fr. RS Greenville, S.C. Eastside HS
87 D.J. Greenlee 	TE 6-2  245 *Jr. 1VL Clemson, S.C. Daniel HS
90 Dexter Lawrence 	DL 6-5  340 Fr.  HS Wake Forest, N.C. Wake Forest HS
91 Austin Bryant 	DE 6-4  265 So.  1VL Pavo, Ga. Thomas County Central HS Pavo 
92 Greg Huegel 		PK 5-11 185 *So. 1VL Blythewood, S.C. Blythewood HS Huegel 
92 Nyles Pinckney 	DL 6-3  300 Fr.  HS Beaufort, S.C. Whale Branch Early College HS
94 Carlos Watkins 	DT 6-3  300 *Sr. 3VL Mooresboro, N.C. Chase HS
96 Michael Batson 	P  5-10 200 *Fr. RS Central, S.C. Christ Church Episcopal School

Orange Roster Coaches
Coach 			Title(s) 		Position(s) 			CU Years Alma Mater
Dabo Swinney 		Head Coach 						*14th Alabama ‘93 
Danny Pearman 		Assistant Head Coach, 	Special Teams Coordinator TEs	 9th Clemson ‘87
Marion Hobby 		Assistant Coach, 	Co-Defensive Coordinator DEs 	^7th Tennessee ‘95
Tony Elliott 		Assistant Coach, 	Co-Offensive Coordinator RBs 	6th Clemson ‘02
Mike Reed 		Assistant Coach 	Defensive Backs 		4th Boston College ‘94


White Roster
# Player 		Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. Exp. Hometown High School or Junior College Pronunciation
1 Trevion Thompson 	WR 6-2  200 *So. 1VL Durham, N.C. Hillside HS Trevion 
3 Artavis Scott 	WR 5-11 190 Jr.  2VL Clearwater, Fla. East Lake HS
4 Deshaun Watson 	QB 6-2  210 Jr.  2VL Gainesville, Ga. Gainesville HS
8 Deon Cain 		WR 6-2  200 So.  1VL Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Technical HS
10 Ben Boulware 	LB 5-11 240 Sr.  3VL Anderson, S.C. T.L. Hanna HS
10 Tucker Israel 	QB 5-11 195 *Fr. RS Orlando, Fla. Lake Nona HS
11 Shadell Bell 	WR 6-2  200 *Fr. RS Decatur, Ga. Columbia HS
12 Nick Schuessler 	QB 6-3  200 *Sr. 2VL Grayson, Ga. Grayson HS Schuessler 
14 Denzel Johnson 	CB 6-0  200 *Fr. RS Columbia, S.C. A.C. Flora HS
15 Korrin Wiggins 	S  6-0  200 *Jr. 2VL Durham, N.C. Hillside HS Korrin 
22 Tyshon Dye 		RB 6-0  215 *Jr. 2VL Elberton, Ga. Elbert County Comprehensive HS
23 Van Smith 		S  6-0  190 So.  1VL Charlotte, N.C. William Amos Hough HS
27 C.J. Fuller 		RB 5-10 210 *So. 1VL Easley, S.C. Easley HS
29 Marcus Edmond 	CB 6-0  170 *Jr. 1VL Hopkins, S.C. Lower Richland HS
30 Jalen Williams 	LB 5-9  225 So.  1VL Columbia, S.C. Blythewood HS
31 Ryan Carter 		CB 5-9  175 *Jr. 2VL Grayson, Ga. Grayson HS
32 Kyle Cote 		S  5-10 170 *Fr. RS Six Mile, S.C. Daniel HS Cote 
32 Andy Teasdall 	P  5-11 190 *Sr. 1VL Winston-Salem, N.C. R.J. Reynolds HS Teasdall 
36 Judah Davis 		LB 6-1  230 So.  1VL Clemson, S.C. Daniel HS
37 Cameron Scott 	S  5-10 205 *So. SQ Florence, S.C. Wilson HS
40 Jaquarius Brice 	DE 6-1  215 *Jr. SQ Lancaster, S.C. Lancaster HS
42 Christian Wilkins 	DT 6-4  315 So.  1VL Springfield, Mass. Suffield (Conn.) Academy
45 Chris Register 	DE 6-2  245 *So. SQ Browns Summit, N.C. Dudley HS
46 Jarvis Magwood 	LB 6-0  215 *So. SQ Greenville, S.C. James F. Byrnes HS
47 Alex Spence 		PK 6-1  190 *So. SQ Florence, S.C. West Florence HS
50 Justin Falcinelli 	OL 6-3  305 *So. 1VL Middletown, Md. Middletown HS Falcinelli 
51 Taylor Hearn 	OL 6-5  330 *So. 1VL Williston, S.C. Williston-Elko HS
56 Scott Pagano 	DT 6-3  295 *Jr. 2VL Honolulu, Hawaii Moanalua HS
57 Tre Lamar 		LB 6-4  240 Fr.  HS Roswell, Ga. Roswell HS
59 Connor Sekas 	LB 6-2  220 *So. HS Vienna, Va. James Madison HS Sekas
59 Bradley Tatko 	LS 6-0  225 *Jr. SQ Greenwood, S.C. Greenwood HS
61 Kaleb Bevelle 	DE 6-4  255 *Jr. SQ Apopka, Fla. Apopka HS Bevelle 
62 David Estes 		LS 6-1  200 *Sr. 1VL Mauldin, S.C. St. Joseph’s Catholic School
63 Jake Fruhmorgen 	OT 6-6  280 So.  1VL Tampa, Fla. Plant HS Fruhmorgen 
67 Albert Huggins 	DT 6-4  295 So.  1VL Orangeburg, S.C. Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS
69 Maverick Morris 	OG 6-5  300 *Jr. 2VL Broxton, Ga. Coffee HS
70 Seth Penner 		OG 6-3  320 *Fr. RS Naples, Fla. First Baptist Academy
73 Tremayne Anchrum 	OL 6-3  290 Fr.  HS Powder Springs, Ga. McEachern HS
77 Zach Giella 		C  6-5  295 *Fr. RS Lincolnton, Ga. Augusta Christian Schools Giella 
80 Milan Richard 	TE 6-2  250 *So. 1VL Savannah, Ga. Calvary Day School
82 Adrien Dunn 		WR 5-7  175 *Jr. 2VL Clemson, S.C. Daniel HS
83 Jesse Fisher 	TE 6-4  215 *Fr. RS Travelers Rest, S.C.
84 Cannon Smith 	TE 6-5  260 *So. 1VL Columbia, S.C. Hammond School
88 Sean Mac Lain 	WR 6-4  210 Sr.  1VL Hope Mills, N.C. Jack Britt HS Mac Lain 
93 Sterling Johnson 	DE 6-4  295 *Fr. RS Clayton, N.C. Cleveland HS
95 Gage Cervenka 	DT 6-3  305 *Fr. RS Greenwood, S.C. Emerald HS
97 Carson King 		P  6-0  215 *Fr. HS Nashville, Tenn. Brentwood Academy
99 Clelin Ferrell 	DE 6-5  255 *Fr. RS Richmond, Va. Benedictine HS Clelin (CLEE-lihn)

White Roster Coaches

Coach 		 Title(s) 		Position(s)    		   	CU Years Alma Mater 
Dabo Swinney 	 Head Coach 						*14th Alabama ‘93 
Dan Brooks 	 Associate Head Coach 	Defensive Tackles 		8th Western Carolina ‘76
Brent Venables 	 Assistant Coach, 	Defensive Coordinator LBs 	5th Kansas State ‘92
Jeff Scott	 Assistant Coach, 	Co-Offensive Coordinator WRs 	9th Clemson ‘03
Robbie Caldwell  Assistant Coach 	Offensive Linemen 		6th Furman ‘77
Brandon Streeter Assistant Coach, 	Recruiting Coordinator Qbacks 	3rd Clemson ‘99
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