June 20, 2018

The All Dabo Team

Editor’s Note: Chris Cox writes about Clemson recruiting on his site Tiger Talk.  You can follow Chris on Twitter at @TigerTalk_CU

DeAndre HopkinsEver since Dabo Swinney took over the Clemson football program as an interim coach on October 13th, 2008 the program has just been, well, different. Swinney’s enthusiasm, passion, and vision have encompassed every facet of the program, leading to success on the football field. He has compiled a 61-26 overall record including 42 wins in the past four seasons alone. Along with an impressive record, Swinney has helped Clemson produce 33 NFL draft picks and consecutive bowl wins over perennial powers LSU, Ohio State, and Oklahoma.Beasley NC State

In order for Dabo to achieve this kind of success, he’s had the help of some pretty good players at his disposal. I take a look at those players, leaving out the one’s currently on the roster, and I think you’ll be amazed at the talent Clemson has assembled over the “Dabo years.”

All Dabo Team (2008-2014)

QB
1st Team: Tajh Boyd
2nd Team: Kyle Parker
Honorable Mention: Cullen Harper, Cole Stoudt

RB
1st Team: CJ Spiller
2nd Team: James Davis
Honorable Mention: Andre Ellington, Jamie Harper, Roderick McDowell

WR
1st Team: Sammy Watkins
2nd Team: DeAndre Hopkins
Honorable Mention: Martavis Bryant, Jacoby Ford, Tyler Grisham, Jaron Brown, Aaron Kelly, Adam Humphries

TE
1st Team: Dwayne Allen
2nd Team: Michael Palmer
Honorable Mention: Brandon Ford

OT
1st Team: Chris Hairston
2nd Team: Landon Walker
Honorable Mention: David Smith

OG
1st Team: Brandon Thomas
2nd Team: Tyler Shatley
Honorable Mention: Antoine McClain

C
1st Team: Dalton Freeman
2nd Team: Thomas Austin
Honorable Mention: Mason Cloy

DT
1st Team: Grady Jarrett
2nd Team: Bradon Thompson
Honorable Mention: Jarvis Jenkins, Deshawn Williams

DE
1st Team: Vic Beasley
2nd Team: Da’Quan Bowers
Honorable Mention: Ricky Sapp, Andre Branch, Kourtnei Brown, Malliciah Goodman, Tavares Barnes, Corey Crawford

ILB
1st Team: Stephone Anthony
2nd Team: Spencer Shuey
Honorable Mention: Kavell Conner

OLB
1st Team: Jonathan Willard
2nd Team: Tony Steward
Honorable Mention: Quandon Christian

CB
1st Team: Marcus Gilchrist
2nd Team: Bashaud Breeland
Honorable Mention: Coty Sensabaugh, Crezdon Butler, Byron Maxwell, Garry Peters

S
1st Team: DeAndre McDaniel
2nd Team: Robert Smith
Honorable Mention: Chris Clemons, Michael Hamlin, Rashard Hall, Jonathan Meeks

K
1st Team: Chandler Catanzaro
2nd Team: Mark Bucholz

P
1st Team: Bradley Pinion
2nd Team: Dawson Zimmerman

Current players who would likely factor into this list in the future:
Isaiah Battle (OT), Travis Blanks (S), Mackensie Alexander (CB), Ben Boulware (OLB), Wayne Gallan (RB), Shaq Lawson (DE), Charone Peake (WR), DJ Reader (DT), Mike Williams (WR, Tyrone Crowder (OG), Jayron Kearse (S), Artavis Scott (WR), Deshaun Watson (QB), Korrin Wiggins (S)

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