Almost everybody got in the action Saturday. (ACC photo)
Almost everybody got in the action Saturday. (ACC photo)

Playing time breakdown: Tigers clear bench in GT blowout

by - Staff Writer -

All but one of Clemson's travel squad saw the field in a 73-7 beatdown of Georgia Tech in Atlanta Saturday.

DJ Uiagalelei picks up that distinction of not playing after the coaches held him for shoulder tightness, in a game where the Tigers played punter and former high school QB Will Spiers seven snaps as signal-caller.

A number of young defenders returned to the mix after at least one game off the field with safety Joseph Charleston (28), defensive tackle Tre Williams (11), defensive end Greg Williams (9), linebacker Kevin Swint (9), linebacker Sergio Allen (6) and linebacker Keith Maguire (6).

Receiver Joseph Ngata continues to work his way back from an early-season abdominal injury, playing just five snaps with one catch for six yards.

Highly-rated freshman offensive tackle Walker Parks continues to get his share of snaps after a career-high 48 Saturday.

Clemson snaps breakdown: Georgia Tech

(Players' snaps assigned positionally by place on the depth chart below; the initial participation report is provided by Clemson and represents all non-special teams snaps; season totals in parentheses; this breakdown notes all depth chart contributors and select scholarship players)


Quarterback: Trevor Lawrence 52 (288), Taisun Phommachanh 16 (43), Hunter Helms 13 (17), Will Spiers 7 (7).

Running Back: Travis Etienne 31 (187), Lyn-J Dixon 20 (57), Darien Rencher 10 (42), Chez Mellusi 10 (37), Kobe Pace 9 (35), Michel Dukes 7 (16).

Wide Receiver: Cornell Powell 38 (200), Amari Rodgers 35 (211), Frank Ladson Jr. 29 (196), Ajou Ajou 28 (83), EJ Williams 25 (114), Will Brown 23 (53), Will Swinney 27 (91), Brannon Spector 15 (55), Joseph Ngata 5 (62).

Tight end: Davis Allen 24 (121), Jaelyn Lay 24 (59), JC Chalk 20 (81), Braden Galloway 16 (163).

Offensive Line: Cade Stewart 53 (309), Matt Bockhorst 51 (307), Walker Parks 48 (109), Jordan McFadden 46 (302), Jackson Carman 45 (291), Will Putnam 41 (296), Mason Trotter 31 (43), Tayquon Johnson 30 (80), Hunter Rayburn 30 (47), Paul Tchio 24 (69), Trent Howard 11 (18), Blake Vinson 8 (37).


Defensive End: KJ Henry 23 (163), Justin Mascoll 23 (154), Myles Murphy 22 (147), Xavier Thomas 20 (23), Regan Upshaw 17 (127), Greg Williams 9 (48).

Defensive Tackle: Nyles Pinckney 23 (119), Bryan Bresee 22 (156), Tyler Davis 21 (59), Jordan Williams 18 (123), Tre Williams 11 (14).

Linebacker: Baylon Spector 40 (185), Mike Jones Jr 29 (206), Trenton Simpson 22 (56), Jake Venables 21 (120), James Skalski 17 (168), Kane Patterson 11 (45), Kevin Swint 9 (35), LaVonta Bentley 7 (41), Keith Maguire 6 (61), Sergio Allen 6 (18).

DB (CB/S/NB): Sheridan Jones 32 (159), Joseph Charleston 28 (114), Nolan Turner 27 (192), Derion Kendrick 23 (111), Andrew Booth 22 (134), Ray Thornton III 22 (74), Lannden Zanders 21 (166), Tyler Venables 20 (83), Fred Davis II 16 (103), Jalyn Phillips 13 (95), LeAnthony Williams 12 (56), Malcolm Greene 6 (51), RJ Mickens 5 (15), Mario Goodrich 4 (61).

Did not play: QB DJ Uiagalelei (44).

On unavailable list for GT game (no specified reasons for being out on pregame release but some are temporary or season-long injury issues and some are reduced travel squad-related): S Michael Becker, TE Will Blackston, OL Kaleb Boateng, OL Will Boggs, DE Jack Brissey, DT DeMonte Capehart, PK Quinn Castner, S Peter Cote, LB David Cote, OL Mac Cranford, WR Hampton Earle, DT Nick Eddis, OL Will Edwards, OL Jacob Edwards, DT James Edwards, TE Sage Ennis, DE Justin Foster, LS Maddie Golden, WR Hamp Greene, WR Tye Herbstreit, S Jake Herbstreit, WR Josh Jackson, DT Darnell Jefferies, RB Ty Lucas, LB Matthew Maloney, RB Sylvester Mayers, OL Mitchell Mayes, S Bubba McAtee, CB Jack McCall, OL Zac McIntosh, LB Matt McMahan, DE Ruke Orhorhoro, TE Luke Price, DE Klayton Randolph, DT Etinosa Reuben, WR Justyn Ross, QB James Talton, OL Bryn Tucker, PK Jonathan Weitz and OL John Williams.

* Non-specialists

% Injured in game.

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