2017 Clemson Tigers football team

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2017 Clemson Tigers football
Clemson Tigers logo.svg
ACC champion
ACC Atlantic Division champion
Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal), L 6–24 vs. Alabama
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Atlantic Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 4
2017 record 12–2 (7–1 ACC)
Head coach Dabo Swinney (9th full, 10th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinator Tony L. Elliott (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables (6th season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 81,500)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 4 Clemson xy$^   7 1         12 2  
No. 23 NC State   6 2         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Louisville   4 4         8 5  
Wake Forest   4 4         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 13 Miami xy   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Virginia Tech   5 3         9 4  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Duke   3 5         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         5 7  
Virginia   3 5         6 7  
North Carolina   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Miami 3
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of October 18, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Dabo Swinney in his ninth full year and tenth overall since taking over midway through 2008 season. They played their home games at Memorial Stadium, also known as "Death Valley", and competed in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Clemson won the ACC for the third consecutive season by beating Miami (FL) in the ACC Championship game, 38–3. They received their third straight bid to the College Football Playoff, earning the number one seed. The Tigers fell to eventual national champion Alabama in the semifinal game played at the Sugar Bowl, 6–24.

Previous season[edit]

The Tigers entered the 2017 season as defending national champions, having finished the 2016 season 14–1 with a 35-31 win over Alabama in the CFP National Championship game.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Head coach Dabo Swinney added one new addition to the Tigers' coaching staff in January 2017, Todd Bates who was the defensive line coach at Jacksonville State University was hired [1] after losing Dan Brooks to retirement and Marion Hobby signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[2] Mickey Conn was promoted from defensive analyst to co-defensive back coach.[3]

Name Position CU Years Alma mater
Dabo Swinney Head Coach 15th Alabama (1993)
Danny Pearman Assistant Head Coach / Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach 10th Clemson (1987)
Brent Venables Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 6th Kansas State (1992)
Todd Bates Defensive Line Coach 1st Alabama (2004)
Jeff Scott Co-Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach 10th Clemson (2003)
Tony Elliott Co-Offensive Coordinator / Running Backs Coach 7th Clemson (2002)
Robbie Caldwell Offensive Linemen Coach 7th Furman (1977)
Mike Reed Defensive Backs Coach 5th Boston College (1994)
Brandon Streeter Recruiting Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 4th Clemson (1999)
Joey Batson Director of Strength and Conditioning 21st Newberry College (1981)
Mickey Conn Co-defensive backs coach 2nd Alabama (1992)
Kyle Richardson Offensive Analyst 2nd Appalachian State (2001)


Schedule[edit]

Clemson announced their schedule for the 2017 season on January 24, 2017.[4] The Tigers' schedule consisted of 7 home games and 5 away games. Clemson hosted conference opponents Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Wake Forest, and traveled to Louisville, NC State, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech. The Tigers hosted out of conference games against Kent State, Auburn, and The Citadel, and traveled to arch rival South Carolina to close out the regular season. Clemson's out of conference opponents represented the MAC, SoCon, and SEC.

The Tigers played 10 total teams who played in the postseason in the 2016 season: 2 New Year's Six participants (Auburn and Florida State), 7 other bowl teams (Boston College, Georgia Tech, Louisville, NC State, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech), and 1 FCS playoff participant (Citadel).

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 212:00 p.m.Kent State*No. 5ESPNW 56–380,121
September 97:00 p.m.No. 13 Auburn*No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC (rivalry)
ESPNW 14–681,799
September 168:00 p.m.at No. 14 LouisvilleNo. 3ABCW 47–2155,588
September 233:30 p.m.Boston CollegeNo. 2
ESPN2W 34–780,525
September 308:00 p.m.at No. 12 Virginia TechNo. 2ABCW 31–1765,632
October 712:00 p.m.Wake ForestdaggerNo. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
ESPN2W 28–1480,567
October 137:00 p.m.at SyracuseNo. 2ESPNL 24–2742,475
October 288:00 p.m.Georgia TechNo. 7
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC (rivalry)
ABC/ESPN2W 24–1080,346
November 43:30 p.m.at No. 20 NC StateNo. 6ABCW 38–3157,600
November 113:30 p.m.Florida StateNo. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC (rivalry)
ESPNW 31–1481,436
November 1812:20 p.m.The Citadel*No. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
ACCNW 61–380,618
November 257:30 p.m.at South Carolina*No. 4ESPNW 34–1082,908
December 28:00 p.m.vs. No. 7 Miami (FL)No. 1ABCW 38–374,372
January 1, 20188:45 p.m.vs. No. 4 Alabama*No. 1ESPNL 6–2472,360
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[5]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 5 3 3 (1) 2 (15) 2 (8) 2 (17) 2 (18) 7 7 6 4 4 4 1 (27) 1 (43) 4 
Coaches 5 (7) 3 (3) 2 (2) 2 (6) 2 (4) 2 (6) 2 (8) 8 7 5 4 3 3 1 (25) 1 (49) 4 
CFP Not released 4 4 2 2 1 1 Not released

Roster[edit]

2017 Clemson Tigers Football

Quarterback

  •  2 Kelly Bryant - Junior (6'3, 222)
  •  6 Zerrick Cooper - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 219)
  •  7 Chase Brice - Freshman (6'3, 213)
  • 10 Tucker Israel - Redshirt Sophomore (5'10, 180)
  • 15 Hunter Johnson - Freshman (6'4, 210)
  • 18 James Barnes - Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 175)

Running Back

  •  9 Travis Etienne Jr. - Freshman (5'11, 197)
  • 21 Darien Rencher - Redshirt Freshman (5'8, 195)
  • 26 Adam Choice - Redshirt Junior (5'9, 210)
  • 27 C.J. Fuller - Redshirt Junior (5'10, 209)
  • 28 Tavien Feaster - Sophomore (5'11, 222)

Wide Receiver

  •  1 Trevion Thompson - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 198)
  •  3 Amari Rodgers - Freshman (5'10, 212)
  •  5 Tee Higgins - Freshman (6'4, 197)
  •  8 Deon Cain - Junior (6'1, 192)
  • 13 Hunter Renfrow - Redshirt Junior (5'11, 181) (+P)
  • 14 Diondre Overton - Sophomore (6'5, 209)
  • 16 Will Swinney - Freshman (5'9, 181)
  • 17 Cornell Powell - Sophomore (6'0, 202)
  • 18 T.J. Chase - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 185)
  • 20 Jack Swinney - Redshirt Senior (5'8, 160)
  • 34 Ray-Ray McCloud - Junior (5'10, 184)
  • 35 Ty Thomason - Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 221)
  • 37 Ryan Mac Lain - Redshirt Sophomore (5'8, 175)
  • 81 Kanyon Tuttle - Redshirt Sophomore (5'10, 169)
  • 82 Will Brown - Freshman (5'9, 186)
  • 83 Carter Groomes - Redshirt Freshman (5'8, 184)
  • 85 Seth Ryan - Redshirt Senior (6'0, 175)
  • 88 Jayson Hopper - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 216)

Tight End

  • 11 Shadell Bell - Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 230)
  • 25 J.C. Chalk - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 249)
  • 44 Garrett Williams - Junior (6'3, 245)
  • 80 Milan Richard - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 256)
  • 83 Jesse Fisher - Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 215)
  • 84 Cannon Smith - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 269)
  • 87 D.J. Greenlee - Redshirt Senior (6'1, 246)

Placekicker

  • 39 Christian Groomes - Redshirt Junior (5'10, 199) (+P)
  • 47 Alex Spence - Redshirt Junior (6'1, 190)
  • 92 Greg Huegel - Redshirt Junior (5'11, 193)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Justin Falcinelli - OL - Redshirt Junior (6'4, 304)
  • 51 Taylor Hearn - OL - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 321)
  • 55 Tyrone Crowder - OG - Redshirt Senior (6'2, 338)
  • 59 Gage Cervenka - OL - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 322)
  • 60 Kelby Bevelle - OL - Redshirt Senior (6'2, 275)
  • 62 Cade Stewart - OL - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 299)
  • 64 Pat Godfrey - OL - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 285)
  • 65 Matt Bockhorst - OG - Freshman (6'5, 306)
  • 68 Noah DeHond - OT - Freshman (6'7, 303)
  • 69 Maverick Morris - OG - Redshirt Senior (6'4, 298)
  • 70 Seth Penner - OG - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 299)
  • 71 Noah Green - OL - Redshirt Sophomore (6'5, 285)
  • 72 Blake Vinson - OT - Freshman (6'5, 293)
  • 72 Logan Tisch - OL - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 290)
  • 73 Tremayne Anchrum - OL - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 288)
  • 74 John Simpson - OL - Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 311)
  • 75 Mitch Hyatt - OT - Junior (6'5, 302)
  • 76 Sean Pollard - OL - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 307)
  • 77 Zach Giella - C - Redshirt Sophomore(6'5, 301)
  • 78 Chandler Reeves - OL - Redshirt Freshman (6'7, 286)
  • 79 Matthew Ryan - C - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 320)

Defensive Lineman

  • 7 Austin Bryant - DE - Junior (6'4, 266)
  • 22 Xavier Kelly - DE - Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 264)
  • 42 Christian Wilkins - DT - Junior (6'4, 297)
  • 44 Nyles Pinckney - DT - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 298)
  • 45 Chris Register - DE - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 253)
  • 49 Richard Yeargin - DE - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 260)
  • 50 Jabril Robinson - DT - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 273)
  • 59 Jordan Williams - DE - Freshman (6'5, 280)
  • 61 Kaleb Bevelle - DE - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 271)
  • 67 Albert Huggins - DT - Junior (6'3, 299)
  • 90 Dexter Lawrence - DT - Sophomore (6'5, 337)
  • 93 Sterling Johnson - DE - Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 295)
  • 94 Jacob Edwards - DE - Freshman (6'3, 266)
  • 95 James Edwards - DE - Freshman (6'3, 262)
  • 99 Clelin Ferrell - DE - Redshirt Sophomore (6'5, 265)

Punter

  • 48 Will Spiers - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 228)
  • 96 Michael Batson - Redshirt Sophomore (5'10, 208)
  • 97 Carson King - Redshirt Sophomore (6'0, 226)
 

Linebacker

  •  5 Shaq Smith - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 244)
  •  6 Dorian O'Daniel - Redshirt Senior (6'1, 224)
  • 10 Baylon Spector - Freshman (6'1, 224)
  • 30 Jalen Williams - Junior (5'10, 212)
  • 33 J.D. Davis - Junior (6'2, 226)
  • 34 Kendall Joseph - Redshirt Junior (6'0, 229)
  • 35 Justin Foster - LB - Freshman (6'4, 255)
  • 36 Judah Davis - Junior (6'1, 238)
  • 43 Chad Smith - Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 239)
  • 46 Jarvis Magwood - Redshirt Junior (5'11, 220)
  • 47 James Skalski - Sophomore (6'0, 237)
  • 52 Connor Prevost - Redshirt Senior (6'0, 220)
  • 53 Regan Upshaw - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 232)
  • 54 Logan Rudolph - Freshman (6'3, 228)
  • 56 Luke Price - Freshman (6'2, 221)
  • 57 Tre Lamar - Sophomore (6'3, 250)
  • 59 Connor Sekas - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 229)

Defensive Back

  •  1 Trayvon Mullen - CB - Sophomore (6'2, 191)
  •  2 Mark Fields - CB - Junior (5'10, 178)
  •  8 A.J. Terrell - CB - Freshman (6'2, 188)
  •  9 Brian Dawkins Jr. - CB - Redshirt Freshman (5'7, 166)
  • 11 Isaiah Simmons - S - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 223)
  • 12 K'Von Wallace - DB - Sophomore (6'0, 196)
  • 14 Denzel Johnson - CB - Redshirt Sophomore (6'0, 202)
  • 19 Tanner Muse - S - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 220)
  • 20 LeAnthony Williams Jr. - CB - Freshman (6'0, 177)
  • 23 Van Smith - S - Junior (5'11, 191)
  • 24 Nolan Turner - S - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 205)
  • 29 Marcus Edmond - CB - Redshirt Senior (6'0, 183)
  • 31 Ryan Carter - CB - Redshirt Senior (5'9, 184)
  • 32 Kyle Cote - S - Redshirt Sophomore (5'10, 185)
  • 37 Austin Jackson - S - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 202)
  • 37 Cameron Scott - S - Redshirt Junior (5'10, 208)
  • 38 Amir Trapp - CB - Redshirt Sophomore (5'8, 176)
  • 40 Hall Morton - S - Redshirt Freshman (5'8, 182)

Long Snappers

  • 52 Austin Spence - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 206)
  • 58 Patrick Phibbs - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 221)
  • 59 Bradley Tatko - Redshirt Senior (6'0, 225)
  • 71 Jack Maddox - Freshman (6'4, 210)

Source:[6] [7]

Recruiting class[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Clemson lost 6 players due to transfer, Running back Tyshon Dye, Offensive Linemen Jake Fruhmorgen, Cornerback Adrian Baker, Defensive tackle Scott Pagano, Safety Korrin Wiggins and Defensive End LaSamuel Davis all announced they would transfer from the program.[8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown College transferred to
Jake Fruhmorgen 63 OL 6'5" 290 Junior Tampa, Florida Florida
Tyshon Dye 22 RB 5'11" 220 Redshirt Senior Elberton, Georgia East Carolina
Adrian Baker 21 CB 5'11" 180 Redshirt Senior Hallandale, Florida Oklahoma State
Scott Pagano 56 DT 6'3" 295 Redshirt Senior Honolulu, Hawaii Oregon
Korrin Wiggins 15 S 6'0" 200 Redshirt Senior Durham, North Carolina East Carolina
LaSamuel Davis 7 DE 6'4" 205 Redshirt Freshman Bamberg, South Carolina SC State

Game summaries[edit]

Kent State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Kent State Golden Flashes at Clemson Tigers − Game summary
1 2 34Total
Kent State 0 3 003
No. 5 Clemson 21 7 21756

at Memorial StadiumClemson, SC

  • Date: September 2, 2017
  • Game time: 12:03 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 75° F • Wind: WSW 10 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: David Epperley
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Beth Mowins (Play-by-Play), Anthony Becht (Color), Rocky Boiman (Sideline)
  • Sources:[15] [16]
Game information

Auburn[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–34–2 2016 CLEM, 19–13
Auburn Tigers at Clemson Tigers − Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 13 Auburn 3 3 006
No. 3 Clemson 0 7 7014

at Memorial StadiumClemson, SC

  • Date: September 9, 2017
  • Game time: 7:05 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 75° F • Wind:ENE 9 mph • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 81,799
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Steve Levy (Play-by-Play), Brian Griese (Color), Todd McShay (Sideline)
  • Sources:[17] [18]
Game information

at Louisville[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2016 CLEM, 42–36
Clemson Tigers at Louisville Cardinals− Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 3 Clemson 7 12 141447
Louisville 7 0 01421

at Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY

  • Date: September 16, 2017
  • Game time: 8:12 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 81° F • Wind: ESE 5 mph • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 55,588
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (Play-by-Play), Kirk Herbstreit (Color), Maria Taylor (Sideline)
  • Sources:[19] [20]
Game information

Boston College[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
15–9–2 2016 CLEM, 56–10
Boston College Eagles at Clemson Tigers − Game summary
1 2 34Total
Boston College 0 0 707
No. 2 Clemson 0 7 02734

at Memorial StadiumClemson, SC

  • Date: September 23, 2017
  • Game time: 3:30 ET
  • Game weather: Temperature: 88° F • Wind: SE 8 mph • Weather: Mostly Sunny
  • Game attendance: 80,525
  • Referee: Riley Johnson
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Dave LaMont (Play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (color), Kris Budden (sideline)
  • Sources:[21] [22]
Game information

at Virginia Tech[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
21–12–1 2016 CLEM, 42–35
Clemson Tigers at Virginia Tech Hokies − Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 2 Clemson 10 7 7731
No. 12 Virginia Tech 0 3 01417

at Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA

  • Date: September 30, 2017
  • Game time: 8:21 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61° F • Wind: ENE 10 mph • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 65,632
  • Referee: Jeff Heaser
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (color), Maria Taylor (Sideline)
  • Sources:[23] [24]
Game information

Wake Forest[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
65–17–1 2016 CLEM, 35–13
Wake Forest Deamon Deacons at Clemson Tigers − Game summary
1 2 34Total
Wake Forest 0 0 01414
No. 2 Clemson 14 0 7728

at Memorial StadiumClemson, SC

  • Date: October 7, 2017
  • Game time: 12:00 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80° F • Wind: E 3 mph • Weather: Mostly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 80,567
  • Referee: Stuart Mullins
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Beth Mowins (Play-by-Play), Anthony Becht (Color), Rocky Boiman (Sideline)
  • Sources:[25] [26]
Game information

at Syracuse[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2016 CLEM, 54–0
Clemson Tigers at Syracuse Orange − Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 2 Clemson 7 7 10024
Syracuse 14 3 7327

at Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY

  • Date: October 13, 2017
  • Game time: 7:00 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: N/A (Indoors) • Wind: N/A (Indoors) • Weather: N/A (Indoors)
  • Game attendance: 42,475
  • Referee: Jerry Magallanes
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Dave LaMont (play-by-play), Mack Brown (color), Jen Lada (sideline)
  • Sources:[27] [28]
Game information

Georgia Tech[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
29–51–2 2016 CLEM, 26–7
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Tigers − Game summary
1 2 34Total
Georgia Tech 3 0 0710
No. 7 Clemson 14 7 3024

at Memorial StadiumClemson, SC

  • Date: October 28, 2017
  • Game time: 8:12 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 56° F • Wind: NNW 6 mph • Weather: Rain
  • Game attendance: 80,346
  • Referee: Jeff Maconaghy
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (Play-by-Play), Kirk Herbstreit (Color), Maria Taylor (Sideline)
  • Sources:[29] [30]
Game information

at North Carolina State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
56–28–1 2016 CLEM, 24–17 OT
Clemson Tigers at North Carolina State Wolfpack − Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 4 Clemson 7 10 14738
No 20. North Carolina State 14 7 01031

at Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC

  • Date: November 4, 2017
  • Game time: 3:30 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61° F • Wind: S 7 mph • Weather: Overcast
  • Game attendance: 57,600
  • Referee: Riley Johnson
  • TV announcers (ABC): Joe Tessitore (Play-by-Play), Todd Blackledge (Color), Holly Rowe (Sideline)
  • Sources:[31] [32]
Game information

Florida State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–20 2016 CLEM, 37–34
Florida State Seminoles at Clemson Tigers − Game summary
1 2 34Total
Florida State 0 0 7714
No. 4 Clemson 7 10 01431

at Memorial StadiumClemson, SC

  • Date: November 11, 2017
  • Game time: 3:36 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 48° F • Wind: ENE 10 mph • Weather: Mostly Sunny
  • Game attendance: 81,436
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • TV announcers (ABC): Steve Levy (Play-by-Play), Brian Griese (Color), Todd McShay (Sideline)
  • Sources: [33] [34]
Game information

The Citadel[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
31–5–1 2013 CLEM, 52–6
Citadel Bulldogs at Clemson Tigers − Game summary
1 2 34Total
The Citadel 0 0 033
No. 4 Clemson 21 17 20361

at Memorial StadiumClemson, SC

  • Date: November 18, 2017
  • Game time: 12:20 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 62° F • Wind: SSW 5 mph • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 80,618
  • Referee: Stuart Mullins
  • TV announcers (ACC Network): Tom Werme (Play-by-Play), David Archer (Color), D. J. Shockley (Sideline)
  • Sources:[35] [36]
Game information

at South Carolina[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
68–42–4 2016 CLEM, 56–7
Clemson Tigers at South Carolina Gamecocks − Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 4 Clemson 7 13 14034
South Carolina 0 0 01010

at Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC

  • Date: November 25, 2017
  • Game time: 7:30 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 57° F • Wind: WSW 3 mph • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 82,908
  • Referee: Jeff Heaser
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Joe Tessitore (Play-by-Play), Todd Blackledge (Color), Holly Rowe (Sideline)
  • Sources:[37] [38]
Game information

vs Miami (FL) – ACC Championship Game[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–6 2015 CLEM, 58–0
Clemson Tigers vs Miami Hurricanes − Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 1 Clemson 14 7 17038
No. 7 Miami (FL) 0 0 033

at Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC

  • Date: December 2, 2017
  • Game time: 8:00 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 53° F • Wind: NE 3 mph • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 74,372
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (Play-by-Play), Kirk Herbstreit (Color), Maria Taylor (Sideline)
  • Sources:[39] [40]
Game information

CFP Playoff[edit]

Alabama - Sugar Bowl[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–13 2017 CLEM, 35–31
Clemson Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide − Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 4 Alabama 10 0 14024
No. 1 Clemson 0 3 306

at Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA

  • Date: January 1, 2018
  • Game time: 9:01 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 71° F • Wind: N/A - indoors • Weather: N/A - indoors
  • Game attendance: 72,360
  • Referee: Land Clark
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Joe Tessitore, (Play-By-Play) Todd Blackledge (Color), Holly Rowe (Sideline) and Laura Rutledge (Sideline)
  • Sources:[41] [42]
Game information

Awards and Honors[edit]

Individual Awards[edit]

All Americans[edit]

All-ACC Teams[edit]

1st Team

Mitch Hyatt, Tackle
Justin Falcinelli, Center
Tyrone Crowder, Guard
Clelin Ferrell, Defensive End
Christian Wilkins, Defensive Tackle
Dexter Lawrence, Defensive Tackle

2nd Team

Austin Bryant, Defensive End
Dorian O'Daniel, Linebacker

3rd Team

Travis Etienne, Running Back
Hunter Renfrow, Wide Receiver
Deon Cain, Wide Receiver
Taylor Hearn, Guard
Kendall Joseph, Linebacker

2018 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Team Round Pick # Position
Dorian O'Daniel Kansas City Chiefs 3rd 100 LB
Deon Cain Indianapolis Colts 6th 185 WR
Ray-Ray McCloud Buffalo Bills 6th 187 WR

Undrafted Free Agents[edit]

Player Team Position Ref
Ryan Carter Buffalo Bills CB [44]
Marcus Edmund Los Angeles Chargers CB [45]
Van Smith Atlanta Falcons Safety [46]
Taylor Hearn Carolina Panthers Offensive Line [47]

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