Playing time breakdown: Freshmen make instant impact in opener
|Monday, September 2, 2019 11:51 AM- -|
Openers are usually good for clearing the bench and gaining experience and the No. 1 Tigers were able to do so versus an ACC opponent in Georgia Tech last week.
Clemson mixed in 90 players total and all but three of the scholarship true freshmen healthy enough to play.
Grabbing the top grade of a defensive tackle per Dabo Swinney, true freshman Tyler Davis started and played the most snaps of the interior D-line group (27), totaling four stops (0.5 for loss).
Freshman receiver Frank Ladson Jr. (12 snaps) hauled in a 21-yard TD catch in his one target, while Joseph Ngata tallied the fourth-most snaps of the receiver group (31) and made his biggest impact as a starting kick returner (2 for 50 yards).
In the quality production per snap category, Lyn-J Dixon saw 15 plays and received a carry on eight of them for 64 yards and a TD and had a catch for 22 yards too.
Clemson snaps breakdown: Georgia Tech
(Players' snaps assigned positionally by place on the depth chart; the initial participation report is provided by Clemson and represents all non-special teams snaps; season totals in parentheses; this breakdown notes all depth chart contributors and select scholarship players)
Offensive Line (14): Tremayne Anchrum 48, Sean Pollard 47, John Simpson 45, Jackson Carman 44, Matt Bockhorst 42, Jordan McFadden 41, Gage Cervenka 41, Blake Vinson 26, Chandler Reeves 25, Cade Stewart 16, Will Putnam 16, Hunter Rayburn 10, Kaleb Boateng 4, Mason Trotter 4.
DB (CB/S/NB - 13): A.J. Terrell 41, Derion Kendrick 38, Tanner Muse 34, Denzel Johnson 33, Nolan Turner 29, K’Von Wallace 28, Mario Goodrich 22, Sheridan Jones 11, Andrew Booth 9, LeAnthony Williams 6, Joseph Charleston 3, Jalyn Phillips 3, Lannden Zanders 3.
Did not play (non-true freshmen): CB Brian Dawkins Jr., WR Amari Rodgers%.
True freshmen participation*: DT Tyler Davis (1), CB Sheridan Jones (1), LB LaVonta Bentley (1), CB Andrew Booth (1), S Joseph Charleston (1), WR Frank Ladson Jr., LB Keith Maguire (1), RB Chez Mellusi (1), RB Michel Dukes (1), DL Ruke Orhorhoro (1), LB Kane Patterson (1), DB Jalyn Phillips (1), OL Will Putnam (1), OL Hunter Rayburn (1), DB Ray Thornton (1), OL Mason Trotter (1), S Lannden Zanders (1), LB Bryton Constantin% (0), DT Tayquon Johnson (0), DL Etinosa Reuben (0), DE Greg Williams (0), P Aidan Swanson (0).
% Out recovering from injury