Tigers Hold First Two-A-Day Practice on Monday


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CLEMSON, S.C. — The Tiger football team held a physical first of two practices Monday morning. It was the first of Clemson’s four two-a-days scheduled in August camp, with two more this week and the final two-a-day set for August 17. Clemson worked for just over two hours in the morning, and will return in the evening for a walk-through practice.

The Tigers were again without head coach Dabo Swinney, who is in Alabama following the passing of his father, Ervil, on Saturday. He is scheduled to return to Clemson late Tuesday.

The physical tone was set early in the indoor practice facility with two periods of the PAW drill. The Tigers also went through 7-on-7, full team and red zone situations Monday morning.

Freshman quarterback Kelly BryantKelly Bryant
Fr. Quarterback
#2 6-4, 205
Calhoun Falls, SC

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was sharp in the 7-on-7 drill, completing 7-9 passes, including a 45-yarder to Germone HopperGermone Hopper
RS Jr. Wide Receiver
#5 5-11, 175
Charlotte, NC

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for a touchdown. Hopper out-jumped Mackensie AlexanderMackensie Alexander
RS So. Cornerback
#2 5-10, 190
Immokalee, FL

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for the score, but Alexander responded by breaking up a Bryant pass two plays later. Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
So. Quarterback
#4 6-2, 205
Gainesville, GA

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stood out in the redzone, throwing touchdown strikes to Jay Jay McCulloughJay Jay McCullough
RS Jr. Tight End
#89 6-3, 248
Fort Mill, SC

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and Charone PeakeCharone Peake
Gr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-2, 205
Moore, SC

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The defense made its share of plays Monday morning as well. Travis BlanksTravis Blanks
Safety (2012 - 2015)
#11 6-0, 210
Tallahassee, FL

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and Korrin WigginsKorrin Wiggins
Jr. Defensive Back
#12 5-11, 195
Durham, NC

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both recorded interceptions in the full team drills, while Cordrea TankersleyCordrea Tankersley
Jr. Defensive Back
#25 6-1, 195
Beech Island, SC

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broke up a pair of pass attempts.

Several players upgraded to green jerseys from an injury perspective. Marcus EdmondMarcus Edmond
RS So. Cornerback
#29 5-11, 170
Hopkins, SC

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, Kendall JosephKendall Joseph
RS Fr. Linebacker
#34 5-11, 225
Belton, SC

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and Ryan NortonRyan Norton
RS Sr. Offensive Line
#58 6-3, 285
Simpsonville, SC

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were limited participants in practice. The only player in a yellow jersey was tight end Stanton SeckingerStanton Seckinger
Gr. Tight End
#81 6-5, 240
Isle of Palms, SC

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