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Vic Beasley will return for his senior year

Clemson Athletic Communications - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:22 PM
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Pos: DE   Height: 6-2   Weight: 236   Hometown: Adairsville, GA (Adairsville HS)  
Years Played: 2010 - 2014



CLEMSON, SC - Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley announced today that he will return for his senior season with the Tiger football team. The defensive end from Adairsville, GA was a consensus first-team All-American in 2013, helping the Tigers to an 11-2 record and number-seven final national ranking in the USA Today poll. It was Clemson's highest final national ranking since 1981.

Beasley led the ACC in sacks with 13 and finished second in tackles for loss with 23. His sack figure on a per game basis was third best in the nation and his tackle for loss figure on a per game basis ranked second. He led the nation in tackles for loss per game against teams that finished the season with a winning record (19 in eight games). He was also 10th in the nation in caused fumbles with four.

Beasley had a strong game against Ohio State in the Discover Orange Bowl with four tackles for loss and a sack, a big reason the Tigers defeated the sixth-ranked Buckeyes, 40-35. It was the most tackles for loss in a bowl game for a Clemson player and tied for the third-most tackles for loss in any BCS Bowl game dating to 1999.

Beasley was named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, USA Today, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated among others. He was a second-team selection by the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association. He was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, which is given to the top defensive end in college football, and was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and the Lombardi Award.

Three times this year Beasley was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, in Clemson's wins over NC State, Syracuse and Boston College. He was the national Defensive MVP for the first half of the season by ESPN.

Beasley achieved all this in his first year as a starter. He played just 304 snaps over his first two years. He had eight sacks as a backup in 2012 when he helped the Tigers to an 11-2 record and number-nine national ranking.

Beasley has 21 career sacks and needs just eight in 2014 to break the school record of 28 held by Michael Dean Perry and Gaines Adams.

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FB Update: Vic Beasley will return for his senior year
TigerNet News®
Huge recruiting pickup! 5 star! Will contribute immediately***
SquishyWaffle
well put squishy waffle... point for u! But ur u/n.. not so
greatertater®
Beast-ly decision.***
ArmyRanger28®
Oh It's On Now! Thank you thank you thank you!***
Tickled Orange®
2014 Defense
Prime T. Tiger
Re: 2014 Defense
lhaselden
Re: 2014 Defense
ISpeakTheTruth
Re: FB Update: Vic Beasley will return for his senior year
thompson_creek_tiger®
Yes!!!!!!!***
TigerBry83
Dabo is a miracle worker in getting some of these guys to
MB93Tiger®
The new bargaining agreement helps a little bit too. Guys in
tiggerz04®
Definite Top 10 D and possibly higher. His return sealed it.***
SOLOS®
First Round Draft Pick...
Little Mac 62
Yeeeeaahhh buddy!
TigerTownFaithful®
We will have a top 3 d line next year
CU_Kobe_24®
Defense as a whole top 10 without question. Oh My***
Tickled Orange®
No doubt***
CU_Kobe_24®
Re: We will have a top 3 d line next year
WMH65
YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
sumterpaw
Re: FB Update: Vic Beasley will return for his senior year
WMH65
Interesting to see
828Tiger
The BEAST!
Udamannclem
that is HUGE !! wow.
dashibbit®
Give credit....
1988NC
Welcome back Vic! Tiger Nation is proud of you tonight***
Ridgeland Booster
Awesome news! Ty Vic Beasley! Looking forward to seeing
greatertater®
Re: FB Update: Vic Beasley will return for his senior year
Kjb®
Yess!
dgoodma®
another 20 lbs
Tigerdug23®
Perhaps
828Tiger
Re: Perhaps
GreenvilleSCtiger
Re: Perhaps
lhaselden
Re: FB Update: Vic Beasley will return for his senior year
rmpeden
OUTSTANDING NEWS!!!
Dugatiger®
Huge 5* pickup for this class...way to go Vic!***
Tiger4lif3®
And man, the LEADERSHIP he brings to the young guns....
PawtyP®
Is that the Hallelujah chorus I hear?***
Tater-Bug
Heeere chicken chicken chicken***
wyletigr
Thank you, Mr Beasley
TigerzzRoar®
Scheme
CamoClemson
Re: Scheme
lhaselden
WOW!
MayrettaTiger
Thank you, thank you, thank you
CUatDeathValley
Re: FB Update: Vic Beasley will return for his senior year
Tigerluvr
Re: Vic Beasley will return for senior year
GreenvilleSCtiger
I officially forgive the throat slash (debatable) in the OB***
tiger chuck®
Man Crush. Majorly.
onederkid
Haaallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!***
Hi Cotton Tigger
We owe you a Championship Vic!***
ColaTownTiger
As great as he was last year, he made the right choice IMO..
thetigerdaddy®
Praise The Lord ----
Xander5000


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