March 22, 2018

CU in the NFL – DW4 & Nuk light up Legion of Boom & other stats from Tigers in the league

A look at the stats for Clemson players in the NFL.

Please let me know of errors and omissions.

CU in the NFL – Watson leads league in TD passes, Mike Williams with 1st catch, Goodson pacing defenders

Current stats for former Clemson Tigers in the NFL.

C.J. Spiller has been signed (again) by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Offense (Skill Players) and Special Teams

Defense and OL

As always, please notify me of errors, omissions and changes.

CU in the NFL – Offense – DW4 goes wild, Catman hits from Long Island & 134 receptions

The Clemson offensive players (+kicker and punter) in the NFL are done for the week and the numbers are staggering. Five TD passes from Watson, 29 receptions and a 57 yard field goal are among the highlights from Clemson in the NFL.

Featured image courtesy: USA TODAY

CU in the NFL – Tying records, game winning field goals, 105 receptions (#WRU) & 119 tackles

Stats for former Tigers through week 4 of the NFL season.


CU in the NFL – Tigers making their mark through week 3

Through 3 weeks, former Tigers have contributed over 1,500 yards, 9 touchdowns, 66 receptions, 87 tackles and 3 forced fumbles (doesn’t count kicking and punting) to NFL teams.

Updates/corrections appreciated.

CU in the NFL – Stats for Clemson players in the NFL through week 2

Stats for Clemson players in the NFL through week 2.

Stephone Anthony has been traded from the Saints to the Dolphins.

Please let me know of errors and omissions.

CU in the NFL – Week 1 stats for Clemson players in the league

Please let me know of errors and omissions.  Tried to keep up with all the cuts/adds/transactions last weekend, but was in Houston watching DW4 and sixtyelven other Tigers play.

Burgeoning Clemson – Louisville rivalry is what makes college football greatest reality show ever

I was one of the few in my circle who thought Louisville joining the ACC was a good thing for the conference.  My reasoning was simple and strictly about what was happening on the field (or court), not academics or off the field transgressions of varying degrees.

This week, Clemson and Louisville face off for the fourth time with the first three having been drama-filled, edge of your seat, what-college-football-is-all-about games.

A refresher: In 2014 freshman sensation DeShaun Watson was injured early, the Tigers struggled offensively and never scored an offensive touchdown.  Yet Adam Humphries returned a punt for the Tigers first score, Grady Jarrett (interesting aside, Clemson shows Tavaris Barnes scored, ESPN says Garrett) recovered a fumble for the second and Ammon Lakip kicked 3 field goals for 23-17 Clemson lead late in the fourth.  With the Cardinals 81 yards away from the goal line with 1:20 to go things were looking good for the orange and white.

That changed in one play as Will Gardner found James Quick (who has played a huge part in two of the three games) who quickly headed for the Tiger end zone and a certain game-winning touchdown. Enter Jayron Kearse who tracked Quick down at the Clemson 8. Four plays and a DeShawn Williams hand later, Clemson had a goal line stand and a win. A rivalry was born.

The 2015 season found Clemson travelling to Louisville on a Thursday night on the Tigers run to the title game.

A low scoring first half turned into a battle to the end as Clemson nursed a 20-17 lead late into the game.  The Cardinals drove the field, but missed a 38 yard field goal that would have tied the game with 2:28 to play.  On the ensuing possession the Tigers couldn’t move the ball, were forced to punt and Louisville had one last chance. A last gasp Hail Mary was intercepted by Jadar Johnson and round 2 belonged to the Tigers.

The 2016 version was a high scoring affair as eventual Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson led his team back from a 28-10 halftime deficit to a 4th quarter lead, only to be outdone by Clemson’s own Heisman candidate who found tight end Jordan Leggett, who then wound his way through the exhausted Cardinal defense for the go ahead score with 2:14 left.

It wasn’t over yet, though as Jackson and Louisville found themselves facing a 4th and 12 at the Clemson 14 with 33 ticks left on the clock. A wide open James Quick (the same James Quick that Kearse tracked down in 2014) sprinted toward the first down marker, only to be sidetracked and waylaid by Marcus Edmond a yard short of the marker.

Three games, three fantastic finishes, three Clemson wins.

The tradition and history of Clemson vs. Florida State resides at the top of ACC rivalries and the Clemson schedule as a whole, as it should.  You don’t erase decades of joy, frustration, rivalry and football lore with three compelling games and no idea of how long it will continue, and it’s not like the last three Florida State games haven’t been classics in their own way.

Perhaps my appreciation for this game is colored by it being next in line or Clemson winning all three games. Maybe I’d feel differently with different outcomes, but this game has become one of my favorites on the schedule.

Sure, 56-3 games are part of the season and playing traditional rivals is a huge part of what makes college football what it is, but the 3 Clemson-Louisville finishes are what makes college football the greatest reality show ever invented.

Episode 4 airs Saturday night.

Former Tigers in the NFL – Final Preseason Stats – Cuts Loom (1 Tiger cut today)

Brandon Thompson’s contract with Browns was terminated today.

Tigers in the NFL Stats Update

A look at the preseason stats for the Clemson Tigers in the NFL.