CB Howard agrees to $76.5 million, 5-year deal with Dolphins

Football 05/09/19, 20:47

Cornerback Xavien Howard will be a cornerstone in the Miami Dolphins' rebuilding effort.Howard agreed to terms on a $76.5 million, five-year extension, the most lucrative deal ever for an NFL cornerback. The contract includes $46 million guaranteed, and signals that new coach Brian Flores is expecting Howard to lead a ...

Falcons select OG Lindstrom from Boston College in NFL draft

Football 04/25/19, 21:29

The Atlanta Falcons were looking to bulk up in the trenches after a disappointing season.They stuck to that plan, even when one target after another was snatched up ahead of the 14th pick in the NFL draft.In a bit of a surprise, the Falcons selected offensive guard Chris Lindstrom from ...

Dolphins draft Clemson DT Christian Wilkins in 1st round

Football 04/25/19, 21:16

A rebuilding project has left the Miami Dolphins perceived as NFL lightweights, and to help change that, they used their first-round draft pick on a 315-pound defensive tackle, Clemson's Christian Wilkins.The Dolphins went 7-9 in 2018, and after shedding numerous veterans from the roster this offseason, they're widely expected to ...

Retooled Clemson D has strong spring as it moves forward

Football 04/06/19, 17:34

Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons accepts that many are concerned over the Tigers changing defense from its latest national championship. He's not among them.The 6-foot-4 junior is supremely confident Clemson will excel despite losing seven starters — including its NFL-ready defensive line — from its historic 15-0 title season a year ...

Some of Clemson defensive linemen workout for NFL executives

Football 03/14/19, 15:38

Half of Clemson's talented defensive front four participated in the Tigers pro day Thursday before evaluators from all 32 NFL teams.While defensive ends Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant did not take part in drills due to injuries, tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence showcased the abilities that have them on ...

Defensive linemen dominate this year’s combine class

Sports 02/27/19, 13:57

This year's class of quarterback prospects isn't as sexy as last year's group led by Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. Nor does it feature the tantalizing talents of next year's headliners: Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jake Fromm.There are a few passers who merit first-round consideration, but what teams will ...

Clemson celebrates latest title amid cheers and doughnuts

Sports 01/12/19, 12:06

Clemson is celebrating its second national football title in three seasons with a parade and rally before thousands of fans on a chilly, overcast morning.Spectators stood seven or eight deep along the route, with All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins displaying a victory cigar and tossing doughnuts to the crowd. Quarterback ...

Clemson All-American DE Ferrell headed for NLF draft

Football 01/10/19, 22:16

Clemson's last member of its fearsome national championship defensive front four in All-American Clelin Ferrell is joining his linemates in heading to the NFL.Ferrell announced his intention Thursday night to declare for the NFL draft and give up his final season in college. His departure makes it a clean sweep ...

Matchups that could determine Alabama vs Clemson Part IV

Sports 01/04/19, 03:30

Clemson and Alabama are playing in the College Football Playoff for the fourth straight season, and the third time for the national championship.The winner Monday will become the first 15-0 FBS champion.With the help of SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic, a former Auburn offensive lineman, a breakdown of some of ...

Clemson’s NFL prospects step closer to championship goals

Football 01/03/19, 13:56

Clelin Ferrell fidgets in his seat, knowing how close — and how far away — to achieving what he returned to Clemson to capture: The national championship.The talented defensive end is near the top of most mock NFL drafts and was a first-round candidate this time a year ago when ...

Wilkins leaves legacy of laughter and leadership at Clemson

Sports 12/27/18, 17:11

Christian Wilkins is here to put a smile on your face, whether you like it or not.For four seasons, Wilkins has been bringing the jokes, zingers and sneaky pinches on the bottom at Clemson. The 300-pound All-America defensive tackle famously celebrated the Tigers' 2016 national championship with a split and ...

Irish line readies for nasty Clemson defensive front

Sports 12/19/18, 02:52

Ask Notre Dame center Sam Mustipher a question and you will get a straight answer.So what does he think of the defensive front four the Fighting Irish will face Dec. 29 at the Cotton Bowl in the playoff semifinal against Clemson?"They're athletic, they're big, they're physical and they're nasty," Mustipher ...

Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

Football 12/09/18, 23:27

Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team.Allen received the award Sunday night from former Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott at the Pacific Club. It goes to a player with strong academic work, community involvement ...

Clemson’s dominant defensive line living up to the hype

Sports 11/29/18, 13:29

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables swears he wasn't really concerned about the preseason hype around his defensive line."Maybe a little," Venables said when asked about any fears he had about their mindset entering the season.The accolades and magazine covers piled up this summer for the Tigers' talented defensive front: Defensive ...

All-America Watch: Star matchups for championship weekend

Football 11/27/18, 12:38

The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The final All-America watch of the season features All-America matchups from each of this weekend's Power Five conference championship games.ACCNo. 2 Clemson vs. PittsburghThe ...

Clemson RB Etienne leads ACC’s all-conference team

Football 11/26/18, 16:04

No. 2 Clemson placed five players on the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-league team.Running back Travis Etienne received a league-best 174 points in results announced Monday and determined by a vote of 46 media members and the league's 14 head coaches.Players received three points for a first-team vote, two for a ...

Seniors, No. 2 Clemson seeking more milestones against Duke

Football 11/16/18, 10:10

While Clemson coach Dabo Swinney feels like this season has gone by quickly, his time with his record-setting seniors probably has slipped by even faster.Clemson (10-0, 7-0 ACC) looks to complete a perfect run through the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season when it faces Duke (7-3, 3-3) on Saturday night.The ...

ACC defenders make national presence felt with clutch plays

Football 11/14/18, 13:08

Clelin Ferrell's pass-rushing prowess has helped put No. 2 Clemson on the cusp of its third consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship and another berth in the College Football Playoff.The 6-foot-4, 265-pound junior end isn't the only Tiger thriving on a stingy defensive front four where he and Austin Bryant bookend ...

No. 2 Clemson knocks out No. 17 BC 27-7 to win division

Football 11/11/18, 00:26

Trevor Lawrence threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score and No. 2 Clemson knocked Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown out of the game early on the way to routing the 17th-ranked Eagles 27-7 on Saturday night.The battle for first-place in the ACC Atlantic Division was not much of ...

BC QB Brown leaves Clemson game in 1st quarter

Football 11/10/18, 21:54

Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown left Saturday night against second-ranked Clemson after one series following a hit by defensive lineman Christian Wilkins.Brown got the pass off on a third-and-9 but was brought down in the backfield by the 315-pound tackle. The pass was incomplete. When the rest of the Eagles ...

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