Watson, Gallman impressive in final scrimmage

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Watson, Gallman impressive in final scrimmage

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson held its final stadium scrimmage of the preseason on Thursday and the story of the day was kicker Greg Huegel Greg Huegel
Fr. Punter / Kicker
#92 5-11, 180
Blythewood, SC

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“Greg Huegel had a big day,” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney, who kidded to the media that he now knows how to pronounce his name (Hugh gul). “He did not miss today and made a 53-yarder on the last play of the scrimmage. He was 3-8 the last time we scrimmaged in the stadium, but he came back today. I was impressed and as of today he is our starting kicker. He was outstanding all day.”

A red-shirt freshman from Blythewood, S.C. who was not on the team last year, Huegel made four field goals in four attempts during the scrimmage (36, 48, 21, 42 yards) and made five others before the scrimmage and in last second situations at the end of practice.

Swinney also announced that Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
RS Sr. Punter / Kicker
#36 5-11, 200
Alpharetta, GA

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, the starting kicker last year, was back in school and at practice, but not participating yet. Swinney said Lakip would be suspended for the first three games of the season. He has a chance to come back for the Notre Dame game on October 3.

As far as the day overall, Swinney was pleased with what he saw. “We had been going good-on-good all camp, but today we scrimmaged the first team offense vs. the second team defense. and the second-team offense vs. the first-team defense. The first teams dominated the day except for the overtime period.

“On offense Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
RS So. Running Back
#9 6-1, 205
Loganville, GA

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continued to run well and Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
So. Quarterback
#4 6-2, 205
Gainesville, GA

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was outstanding. We saw some second team receivers step up. Hunter RenfrowHunter Renfrow
RS Fr. Wide Receiver
#13 5-10, 170
Myrtle Beach, SC

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had a big day. We won’t hesitate to use him. Jordan LeggettJordan Leggett
Jr. Tight End
#16 6-5, 250
Navarre, FL

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has really had a good camp and caught a 57-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun on the first drive. Defensively the first team line had a good day. Travis BlanksTravis Blanks
Safety (2012 - 2015)
#11 6-0, 210
Tallahassee, FL

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continues to play well at nickel.”

Watson completed 10-15 passes for 154 yards and two scores to lead the quarterbacks. Gallman had 9-91 rushing and scored on a 50-yard run. Gallman has averaged 6.7 yards per carry and has been the top rusher in all three scrimmages. C.J. DavidsonC.J. Davidson
RS Sr. Running Back
#21 5-10, 200
Clemson, SC

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added 9-36 rushing, while Tyson Dye had 8-33 and C.J. FullerC.J. Fuller
RS Fr. Running Back
#27 5-9, 215
Easley, SC

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added 10-30 on the ground and had a 16-yard touchdown run.

Renfrow was the top receiver with four receptions for 72 yards, including a 21-yard score from Watson. The receiving numbers were balanced as 11 other players had either one or two receptions.

The offense did not commit a turnover all day.

Defensively, Jefferie GibsonJefferie Gibson
RS Fr. Safety
#17 6-4, 200
Hope Mills, NC

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was the top tackler with seven, while Ben BoulwareBen Boulware
Jr. Outside Linebacker
#10 6-0, 235
Anderson, SC

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and Chad SmithChad Smith
Fr. Linebacker
#35 6-3, 215
Sterling, VA

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had five apiece. Shaq LawsonShaq Lawson
Jr. Defensive End
#90 6-3, 269
Central, SC

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had three sacks to pace the defense. Eight other players had a tackle for loss.

Clemson will practice Friday afternoon and Saturday morning before breaking for Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.

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