Clemson TE will forgo final year of eligibility

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Williams played 685 snaps over 44 games (14 starts) in his career.
Williams played 685 snaps over 44 games (14 starts) in his career.

Clemson tight end Garrett Williams will not play for the Tigers in 2019. Williams would have been a redshirt senior but may continue with the Tigers as a student coach while he continues to rehab his knee.

Williams tore his ACL in 2017 and redshirted that season. He contributed at H-Back in 433 snaps over 14 games (13 starts) in 2018 including his first career touchdown on a two-yard touchdown run from the fullback position at Florida State.

Williams comes from a long line of military veterans and wants to pursue a commission in the Marine Corps once he leaves Clemson.

“My grandfathers both served, one was in the Navy, and one was in the Marine Corps,” Williams told TigerNet last fall. “I've had the opportunity to meet a number of Marine Corps veterans through Clemson football and also through my dad. At this time, I want to go into the Marine Corps and if I could be an infantry officer in the Marine Corps that would be an awesome career and honor to serve.”

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