3 Clemson stars highlight Raiders rookie class

Football 05/03/19, 18:00

Coach Jon Gruden has already altered one aspect of rookie minicamp for the Oakland Raiders based on what the team did in the draft.Gruden said the coaching staff will don Clemson shirts on the final day of the weekend minicamp in homage to the three draft picks from the national-champion ...

Raider stake Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell 4th overall

Sports 04/25/19, 20:01

The Oakland Raiders used the fourth pick in the draft on Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell in hopes of finding the edge rusher to replace Khalil Mack.Coach Jon Gruden and first-year general manager Mike Mayock passed up pass rushers rated higher by most analysts like Kentucky's Josh Allen and Houston's ...

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 ...

Clelin Ferrell out to shoot down mispronunciations

Football 03/03/19, 12:00

Many prospects use the NFL scouting combine as a chance to clear their good name, rectifying misconceptions about their game or skillset or any misperceptions about their worth ethic or character.Clemson edge rusher Clelin Ferrell is using this chance to correct mispronunciations of his name.It has a long E sound ...

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 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 ...

Clemson CB Mullen, LB Lamar headed to NFL

Football 01/09/19, 15:58

Clemson cornerback Trayvon Mullen is headed to the NFL draft.Mullen and fellow Tigers starter linebacker Tre Lamar announced their intentions Wednesday to forego their senior seasons to turn pro. The two are the first of what's expected to be several defensive starters who will leave the school for the NFL ...

No. 1 Alabama meets No. 2 Clemson for CFP championship

Football 01/06/19, 17:14

College Football Playoff national championshipNo. 2 Clemson (14-0) vs. No. 1 Alabama (14-0) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN)Line: Alabama by 5½.Series: Alabama leads 14-3.WHAT'S AT STAKE?The winner of the fourth straight playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide will be the first major college ...

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 ...

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 ...

No. 2 Clemson dominates All-ACC team again with 11 Tigers

Football 12/04/18, 12:12

No. 2 Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday.The four-time defending league champions placed 11 players on the two teams as selected by a panel of 14 sports writers who cover the conference.Five Tigers made the first team, and four were ...

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 ...

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 ...

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