ESPN: Spring practice capsules
VA (Phoebus HS)
Years Played: 2009 - 2013
From Heather Dinich of ESPN:
Defensive progress: This is the second spring under coordinator Brent Venables, and the defense is the missing piece to the program becoming a contender on the national level. The defensive backs will have the most to prove as three starters have to be replaced.
The new playmakers: Clemson lost two big names on offense in receiver DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
#6 6-2, 205
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RS Sr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 195
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Front and center: The Tigers return four starters to the offensive line, but have to replace their anchor in veteran center Dalton FreemanDalton Freeman
#55 6-5, 265
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