Clemson's Hill Leads the Nation in Tackles for Loss


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Hill also ranks second in the nation in solo tackles per game (9.57).

Clemson, S.C.-Leroy Hill, starting linebacker for Clemson, leads the
nation in tackles for loss, according to the latest statistical
rankings released by the NCAA. His 18 tackles for loss lead all
players, as well as his 2.57 per game. He also ranks second in the
nation in solo tackles per game (9.57).

Hill, a native of Haddock, GA, played his first two seasons
at Clemson primarily as a special teams player. As a sophomore, he
led the team by far with 21 special teams tackles. As a junior, he
has started every game for the Tigers and has tallied at least two
tackles for loss in each game this season. His 84 tackles leads
Clemson and ranks third in the ACC, and he also leads the team with
five sacks.

In the win over Virginia, Hill became one of just a handful
of Clemson players to total four tackles for loss in the same game.
His 18 stops behind the line of scrimmage already rank among the top
10 individual single-season bests in school history.

Hill is looking to become the fourth defensive player from
Clemson to lead the nation in tackles for loss. William Perry became
the first to achieve the feat when he averaged 2.45 per game as a
senior in 1984. Rob Bodine, an All-American in 1991, led the nation
that year with 27 tackles for loss. In 1999, sophomore linebacker
Keith Adams led the nation and established a school record with 35
tackles for loss.

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