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Thomas named to Outland Trophy list

Clemson Athletic Communications - Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:26 AM
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Brandon Thomas
Pos: OL   Height: 6-3   Weight: 305   Hometown: Spartanburg, SC (Dorman HS)   Years Played: 2009 - 2013



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Clemson, SC—Clemson All-ACC offensive tackle Brandon ThomasBrandon Thomas
RS Sr. Offensive Line
#63 6-3, 305
Spartanburg, SC

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has been named to the Preseason Watch List for the Outland Trophy, the award present each year to the best lineman in college football.

Thomas is one of 11 ACC players (offensive linemen or defensive linemen considered) on the list, one of four offensive tackles. The others are Cameron Ervin of Florida State, James Hurst of North Carolina and Morgan Moses of Virginia.

Thomas has been a guard and a tackle over his three previous seasons at Clemson. The native of Spartanburg, SC and Dorman High is a veteran of 36 games, 23 as a starter, and has played over 1900 career plays.

Last year he was named a first-team All-ACC offensive tackle by the ACC Media Association. He played a team high 987 snaps over 13 games, all starts. He was a big reason Clemson finished with an 11-2 record and a number-nine final national ranking by USA Today. The Tigers established 101 team and individual records last year. That includes a record 41 points an 512 yards of total offense per game.

Thomas, who already has his undergraduate degree in secondary education, is one of just two Clemson underclassmen to earn first-team All-ACC honors at offensive tackle since 1997. The other is Barry RichardsonBarry Richardson
Offensive Tackle
#79 6-7, 330
Mt. Pleasant, SC

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, who just finished his fifth years in the NFL.

Clemson Players on 2013 Watch Lists Announced So Far
Player Yr Pos Award For Outstanding…
Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Sr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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Sr QB Maxwell Player
Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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Jr WR Maxwell Player, Hornung All-Purpose Player
Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
RS Jr. Defensive End
#3 6-3, 225
Adairsville, GA

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Jr. DE Bednarik Defensive Player
Brandon Thomas Gr. OT Outland Interior Lineman
Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
RS Sr. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 195
Greenville, SC

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Gr. PK Groza Kicker
Spencer ShueySpencer Shuey
RS Sr. Linebacker
#33 6-3, 230
Charlotte, NC

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Gr. LB Lott Defensive Player

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