Vic Beasley will return for his senior year


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CLEMSON, SC - Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley announced today that he will return for his senior season with the Tiger football team. The defensive end from Adairsville, GA was a consensus first-team All-American in 2013, helping the Tigers to an 11-2 record and number-seven final national ranking in the USA Today poll. It was Clemson's highest final national ranking since 1981.

Beasley led the ACC in sacks with 13 and finished second in tackles for loss with 23. His sack figure on a per game basis was third best in the nation and his tackle for loss figure on a per game basis ranked second. He led the nation in tackles for loss per game against teams that finished the season with a winning record (19 in eight games). He was also 10th in the nation in caused fumbles with four.

Beasley had a strong game against Ohio State in the Discover Orange Bowl with four tackles for loss and a sack, a big reason the Tigers defeated the sixth-ranked Buckeyes, 40-35. It was the most tackles for loss in a bowl game for a Clemson player and tied for the third-most tackles for loss in any BCS Bowl game dating to 1999.

Beasley was named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, USA Today, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated among others. He was a second-team selection by the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association. He was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, which is given to the top defensive end in college football, and was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and the Lombardi Award.

Three times this year Beasley was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, in Clemson's wins over NC State, Syracuse and Boston College. He was the national Defensive MVP for the first half of the season by ESPN.

Beasley achieved all this in his first year as a starter. He played just 304 snaps over his first two years. He had eight sacks as a backup in 2012 when he helped the Tigers to an 11-2 record and number-nine national ranking.

Beasley has 21 career sacks and needs just eight in 2014 to break the school record of 28 held by Michael Dean Perry and Gaines Adams.

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spacer Huge recruiting pickup! 5 star! Will contribute immediately***
SquishyWaffle
spacer well put squishy waffle... point for u! But ur u/n.. not so
greatertater
spacer Beast-ly decision.***
ArmyRanger28®
spacer Oh It's On Now! Thank you thank you thank you!***
Tickled Orange
spacer 2014 Defense
Prime T. Tiger
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spacer Yes!!!!!!!***
TigerBry83
spacer Dabo is a miracle worker in getting some of these guys to
MB93Tiger®
spacer The new bargaining agreement helps a little bit too. Guys in
tiggerz04®
spacer Definite Top 10 D and possibly higher. His return sealed it.***
SOLOS®
spacer First Round Draft Pick...
Little Mac 62
spacer Yeeeeaahhh buddy!
TigerTownFaithful®
spacer We will have a top 3 d line next year
CU_Kobe_24®
spacer Defense as a whole top 10 without question. Oh My***
Tickled Orange
spacer No doubt***
CU_Kobe_24®
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WMH65
spacer YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
sumterpaw®
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WMH65
spacer Interesting to see
828Tiger
spacer The BEAST!
Udamannclem
spacer that is HUGE !! wow.
dashibbit
spacer Give credit....
1988NC
spacer Welcome back Vic! Tiger Nation is proud of you tonight***
Ridgeland Booster
spacer Awesome news! Ty Vic Beasley! Looking forward to seeing
greatertater
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Kjb®
spacer Yess!
dgoodma®
spacer another 20 lbs
Tigerdug23®
spacer Perhaps
828Tiger
spacer Re: Perhaps
GreenvilleSCtiger
spacer Re: Perhaps
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rmpeden
spacer OUTSTANDING NEWS!!!
Dugatiger®
spacer Huge 5* pickup for this class...way to go Vic!***
Tiger4lif3®
spacer And man, the LEADERSHIP he brings to the young guns....
PawtyP®
spacer Is that the Hallelujah chorus I hear?***
Tater-Bug
spacer Heeere chicken chicken chicken***
wyletigr
spacer Thank you, Mr Beasley
TigerzzRoar®
spacer Scheme
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lhaselden
spacer WOW!
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spacer Thank you, thank you, thank you
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GreenvilleSCtiger
spacer I officially forgive the throat slash (debatable) in the OB***
tiger chuck
spacer Man Crush. Majorly.
onederkid
spacer Haaallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!***
Hi Cotton Tiger®
spacer We owe you a Championship Vic!***
ColaTownTiger
spacer As great as he was last year, he made the right choice IMO..
thetigerdaddy®
spacer Praise The Lord ----
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