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|Press Release - Saturday, August 13, 2011 3:20 PM||
Clemson, SC — Starting quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
#10 6-1, 230
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Clemson will have Sunday off, then will have two-a-day practices next Monday and Wednesday with single practices on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The team will hold its annual Fan Appreciation Day at Death Valley on Sunday, August 21 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
Boyd had arguably his best practice of the preseason as he completed each of his last eight passes to six different receivers. He threw a 44-yard scoring pass to top receiver DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
#6 6-1, 195
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#83 6-3, 245
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Allen had three receptions for 66 yards, including a diving catch over the middle for 14 yards and a first down. Brandon FordBrandon Ford
#80 6-4, 220
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#8 6-3, 195
View Full Profile. The freshman QB was 4-14 passing, but threw for 71 yards and two touchdowns, one to Ford and one to Bryce McNealBryce McNeal
#7 6-1, 180
View Full Profile (23 yards).
The top rusher was Rod McDowell, who had four rushes for 68 yards, including a 39-yarder on his first carry of the day. Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC
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#5 5-10, 187
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The first-team defense did not allow a scoring drive and was led by Martin JenkinsMartin Jenkins
#27 5-10, 170
View Full Profile with seven tackles, including a tackle for loss. Corico HawkinsCorico Hawkins
#42 5-11, 230
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#93 6-5, 275
View Full Profile had five stops, including a sack. Other players with sacks were Rennie MooreRennie Moore
#94 6-4, 270
Saint Marys, GA
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#8 6-1, 225
Port Royal, SC
View Full Profile, Coty SensabaughCoty Sensabaugh
#15 6-0, 180
View Full Profile, Bashaud Breland, Kantrell BrownKantrell Brown
#37 6-1, 195
Saint Matthews, SC
View Full Profile and Victory Beasley all had passes broken up.
Another bright spot of the day was the kicking game. Clemson’s three kickers, Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 205
View Full Profile, Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
Punter / Kicker
#36 5-11, 175
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Three Tigers missed the scrimmage because they were going through graduation exercises across the street from Memorial Stadium in Littlejohn Coliseum. Starting offensive tackle Landon WalkerLandon Walker
#72 6-6, 310
North Wilkesboro, NC
View Full Profile, starting safety Rashard HallRashard Hall
#31 6-2, 200
St. Augustine, FL
View Full Profile and reserve defensive end Kourtnei BrownKourtnei Brown
#90 6-5, 250
View Full Profile all graduated from Clemson on Saturday.
It was especially noteworthy for Hall, who has been at Clemson just three years. He joins Nick Eason (now in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals) as the only scholarship football players to graduate with two years of athletic eligibility remaining.
Four players missed the scrimmage due to injury. Those players were defensive back Xavier BrewerXavier Brewer
#29 5-11, 190
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#38 6-0, 185
View Full Profile (bruised calf), Andre BranchAndre Branch
#40 6-5, 260
View Full Profile (head injury), DeShawn WilliamsDeShawn Williams
#99 6-1, 295
View Full Profile (sprained ankle).
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