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Clemson is better than its No. 11 standing in the BCS and has a chance to be even more explosive in 2013 as Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Jr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
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So. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL
View Full Profile and DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#6 6-2, 205
View Full Profile should all return next season. The seventh-best total offense (514 yards per game) and sixth-best scoring offense (43 points per game) will lose center Dalton FreemanDalton Freeman
#55 6-5, 265
View Full Profile, tailback Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Sr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC
View Full Profile and tight end Brandon FordBrandon Ford
Gr. Tight End
#80 6-4, 240
View Full Profile, but eight other starters return in 2013 for Year 3 of the Chad Morris Express.
The story for Clemson and just how high its ceiling can climb will depend on a defense that has made significant strides under first-year coordinator Brent Venables. North Carolina State and South Carolina will be a tremendous measuring stick for a Clemson front seven that will have to carry the way next season with an entirely new secondary. Remember the name Grady JarrettGrady Jarrett
So. Defensive Tackle
#50 6-1, 290
View Full Profile, the former state heavyweight wrestling champ out of Georgia, who has really come on down the stretch at defensive tackle. Venable's best defenses in Oklahoma revolved around dominant defensive line play. Plus, the ACC, like the Big Ten, will provide fertile soil for the Tigers to plow.
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