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Clemson planning to redshirt DE starter

Clemson planning to redshirt DE starter


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Clemson junior defensive end Xavier Thomas was held out of full practice work Thursday for "medical reasons" and Clemson is planning to redshirt him, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said.

Swinney said he had permission from Thomas to share that Thomas had COVID-19 during the offseason and then more recently that he had strep throat. Swinney says Thomas is "nowhere near where he needs to be to play football."

Swinney says he is proud of Thomas and he is "excited" about the plan for Thomas to get him back in the mix. Swinney says Thomas is taking a "timeout" and compared the situation to James Skalski in 2018, who redshirted after an injury ahead of camp and played four games.

"I'm super proud of X," Swinney said. "He's going to graduate in December. He's a brilliant young man and will be graduating in three years. I think this is going to be a blessing for him in the long run to really re-set and get himself back where he needs to be and hopefully play a few games as well."

The Florence native, a former freshman All-American and third-team All-ACC rep, has totaled 74 stops (18.5 for loss) with 5.5 sacks, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 738 snaps over 27 games as a Tiger thus far (eight starts).

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CarolinaKudzu
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nctigs
spacer Think we’ll be fine depth wise
TigerJS®
spacer Only DE on roster yet display...
partsunknown
spacer probably should redshirt the whole team a this point***
TigerCook®
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ZeeGantt®
spacer So he will still get to play in the CFP this year?
81TigerS16
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mmartin63
spacer If we even have a CFP this year
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spacer Hey X.....just get well and get strong
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CUatFike00
spacer That’s exactly what I’m sitting here thinking.***
nkickha
spacer that's a lot different than what the chicken little's were
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Valley Boy
spacer Since this whole Covid thing is all new (corona), we don't
wildblulou®
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luvdtigers
spacer Might be. Especially if he's healthy and in game mode.
wildblulou®
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luvdtigers
spacer I think
TigerJS®
spacer So TCI was right.***
Judge Keller®
spacer So what did TCI say?
TennesseeLadyTiger
spacer They posted yesterday that Xavier might sit out the season.
Judge Keller®
spacer Gotcha
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