Kearse listed as a darkhorse ACC Defensive POTY

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Kearse had a game-saving tackle against Louisville last season

ESPN has released its latest article that discusses five darkhorse candidates for ACC Defensive Player of the Year for the upcoming football season.

Clemson safety Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
Jr. Safety
#20 6-4, 210
Fort Myers, FL

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was listed as one of the potential player of the year candidates who is currently flying under the radar.

"There are two big offseason storylines for Clemson’s defense," ESPN said. "The first is the departure of so many stars up front. The second is the emergence of former five-star recruit Mackensie AlexanderMackensie Alexander
RS So. Cornerback
#2 5-10, 190
Immokalee, FL

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at corner. Lost in that shuffle is Kearse -- a 6-foot-4 monster who can play safety, corner or nickel. He’s a matchup nightmare, and his physical style overshadows a knack for finding the football. Don’t be surprised if by year’s end, he’s the biggest story on the Tigers’ D."

Kearese had 67 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions, seven pass deflections in 13 games last season.

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