We Two Deep

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Martin Jenkins' 52 yard interception for a touchdown.  (TigerNet Staff)
Martin Jenkins' 52 yard interception for a touchdown. (TigerNet Staff)

CLEMSON- Clemson’s rapping duo of defensive backs may consider changing the line in the Tigers’ anthem from We Too Deep to We TWO Deep.

Martin JenkinsMartin Jenkins
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Roswell, GA

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and Darius RobinsonDarius Robinson
#8 5-10, 175
College Park, GA

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set a Clemson record when they both returned an interception for a touchdown in Clemson’s 52-13 win over S.C. State Saturday afternoon in Death Valley.

Both Jenkins and Robinson were up most of the night Friday night discussing the need for a culture change in the Clemson secondary, but little did they know that they would take a huge step forward Saturday afternoon.

“That was great. I might have been more excited to see his than mine,” Jenkins told the media after Saturday’s victory. “It was crazy because last night I didn’t get any sleep at all – not even 30 seconds. Me and him were just up talking. When people look at the Clemson defense and especially the secondary, they see us as the weak link and it’s been like that the last two or three years. We were just talking and saying that we need to start changing the culture.”

Robinson said that the two were inseparable as they devised a plan to get the secondary on the right track.

“It was really weird because we sat with each other at the movies. We sat with each other on the bus, Robinson told the media. “We were just talking all day and all night about how we want to bring that energy back to secondary as far as getting the secondary to where it used to be. We were both out last year and had time to think about a lot of things. Then we went to our rooms and I woke up randomly at three or four in the morning and I saw a long text from him about what he wanted to do and what he wanted to accomplish. We shared ideas and we’re running with it.”

Before the Clemson defense took the field late in the third quarter, Robinson told Jenkins that he would give him 20 dollars if he could reel in an interception.

Jenkins made him pay two plays later when he returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown after D.J. ReaderD.J. Reader
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forced the errant pass by S.C. State quarterback Richard Cue.

“That’s another weird thing,” Robinson said. “I told him right before he made the interception, ‘Jenk, if you get an interception, I’m going to give you 20 dollars.’ That’s what’s I told him and he got the interception.”

Still feeling a little confident though, Robinson was willing to go double or nothing with Jenkins and this time it was Robinson coming out on the winning end of the friendly wager when he reeled in the Tigers’ second interception of the game. Robinson returned the interception 35 yards for a touchdown.

“After he got his interception, I was like, ‘Dang bro, I owe you 20 dollars, but if I get an interception then you owe me 20 dollars and I’m not going to give you nothing.’ Then, I got it and I told him we would just cancel it and hang out later,” Robinson said.”

In all, the Clemson defense forced three turnovers and scored 14 points, and Jenkins said that the big day was a step toward consistency that the entire defensive unit longs for.

“It is definitely a step in the right direction. Prior to this season, I felt like we’d take a step forward and then take a few steps back,” Jenkins said. “Just as a unit, we weren’t consistent. We have a lot of talent and we are trying to be the best.”

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