Clemson plays 13 True Freshmen in Opener

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Pos: QB   Height: 6-4   Weight: 220   Hometown: Calhoun Falls, SC (Wren HS)  
Years Played: 2015 - 2017

Clemson played 13 true freshmen in the season opener against Wofford, the most in a single game since 1943. That year the U.S. Government drafted Clemson’s entire junior and senior classes, so Frank Howard’s team was made up of entirely freshmen and sophomore.
The true Tigers who played in today’s game were Austin BryantAustin Bryant
Fr. Defensive End
#91 6-4, 268
Pavo, GA

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(DE), Kelly BryantKelly Bryant
Fr. Quarterback
#2 6-4, 213
Calhoun Falls, SC

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(QB), Deon CainDeon Cain
Fr. Wide Receiver
#8 6-1, 197
Tampa, FL

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(WR), J.D. DavisJ.D. Davis
Fr. Linebacker
#33 6-2, 225
Clemson, SC

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(LB), Judah DavisJudah Davis
Fr. Linebacker
#36 6-2, 229
Clemson, SC

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(LB), Jake FruhmorgenJake Fruhmorgen
Fr. Offensive Line
#63 6-5, 282
Tampa, FL

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(OT), Albert HugginsAlbert Huggins
Fr. Defensive Line
#67 6-3, 286
Orangeburg, SC

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(DT), Mitch HyattMitch Hyatt
Fr. Offensive Line
#75 6-6, 285
Sugar Hill, GA

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(OT), Ray-Ray McCloudRay-Ray McCloud
Fr. Wide Receiver
#34 5-9, 181
Land O' Lakes, FL

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(WR), Van SmithVan Smith
Fr. Defensive Back
#23 6-2, 188
Cornelius, NC

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(S), Christian WilkinsChristian Wilkins
Fr. Defensive Tackle
#42 6-5, 299
Longmeadow, MA

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(DT), Garrett WilliamsGarrett Williams
Fr. Tight End
#44 6-4, 236
Orlando, FL

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(TE) and Jalen WilliamsJalen Williams
Fr. Linebacker
#30 6-0, 224
Columbia, SC

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The most true freshmen Clemson has played over the course of a season since 1952 is 12, in 2011. Eight of those 2011 freshmen were still on NFL rosters when the day started. One of the 12 from 2011 was Charone PeakeCharone Peake
Gr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-2, 214
Moore, SC

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, who is still on the Clemson team.

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