Freshman linebacker Tony Steward suffers torn ACL
Clemson, SC—Clemson freshman linebacker Tony StewardTony Steward
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Steward had played in five of the first seven games for the 7-0 Tigers and had five tackles and a pass deflection in 36 defensive plays. Steward was a first-team USA Today All-America linebacker out of Pedro Menendez High School in Hastings, FL.
“Tony suffered the injury while back-peddling in practice on a punt drill on Tuesday,” said Clemson Head Coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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“We plan to apply for a medical hardship to get the year back. We realize it will take a special waiver to have that granted by the NCAA.”