Swinney: Zion Williamson could play QB for Clemson

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Rob Kinnan - USA Today Sports
Rob Kinnan - USA Today Sports

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was interviewed by Duke's Coach K during his SiriusXM radio show "Basketball & Beyond" Thursday night as they talked about basketball sensation Zion Williamson.

Swinney like most of the nation has been fascinated by Zion's rare combination of speed and power at 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds and wondered how the impact freshman would have performed on the gridiron.

"The only guy who I think could be better than [Ross] is this Zion kid you've got," Swinney said. "I'd put [Williamson] at tight end or wideout or [defensive] end or wherever he wanted to play. We might even put him at quarterback."

Coach K laughed and agreed with Swinney, "You'd run the Wildcat."

"Put him in the wildcat," Swinney laughed. "No doubt."

Williamson had a football scholarship from LSU even though his high school didn't have a football team.

"I thought, 'Hell, why not (on football offer), he's probably the best damn tight end to ever live,'" former LSU tight ends coach Eric Mateos told ESPN about Williamson.

The sports world probably won't see Williamson play college football as he is more than likely one and done at Duke and headed for the riches of the NBA.

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