Hyatt is 1st Clemson freshman to start at OT since 1944


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Pos: OT   Height: 6-5   Weight: 295   Hometown: Sugar Hill, GA (North Gwinnett HS)  
Years Played: 2015 - 2018

•He is first Clemson true freshman to start the first game of the season at offensive tackle since Phil Prince started the opener against Presbyterian in 1944.

•Hyatt is the first true freshman to start the season opener at any offensive line position since James Farr started the 1980 season opener at center against Rice.

•Hyatt is first freshman (true or red-shirt) to start the season opening game at any offensive line position since Nathan Bennett against Georgia in 2003. Bennett was a red-shirt freshman.

•Hyatt is just the third true freshman to start the season opener at any position under Dabo Swinney. The others are Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
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•Since freshman eligibility returned to college sports for the 1972-73 academic year, Hyatt is the ninth freshman (red-shirt or true) offensive lineman to start the season opener. The others are Gary Brown (1979, OT), James Farr (1980, C), Frank DeIuliis (1985, OT), 1987 Eric Harmon (1987, OG), Jim Bundren (1994, OG), Glenn Rountree (1994, OG), Jermyn Chester (2000, OG), Nathan Bennett (2003, OG). All were red-shirt freshmen other than Farr.

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