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Clemson DE Shaq Lawson expected to play against FSU

Shaq Lawson AP

Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson dislocated a shoulder last weekend against Boston College but he should be ready to play against Florida State this Saturday, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said on Tuesday.

“Shaq told us Sunday that he should be fine,” Swinney said. “And everybody else should be OK, too.”

That’s good news for Clemson as Lawson, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound redshirt freshman, is third on the Tigers with 6.5 tackles for loss. He has 18 tackles in all and two sacks as part of a unit that is second nationally with 24 sacks.  Getting pressure on Seminoles freshman quarterback Jameis Winston is going to be vital to Clemson’s success, so having Lawson and the rest of his cohorts at full speed is key.

Saturday’s matchup between FSU and Clemson is the first between two top five teams in Death Valley history.

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6 Responses to “Clemson DE Shaq Lawson expected to play against FSU”
  1. tigerman78 says: Oct 15, 2013 9:30 PM

    Clemson is first nationally in sacks, not second.
    Rank Team G Sacks Sack Yds Avg
    1 Clemson 6 24 128 4.00

  2. classyjacklambert says: Oct 15, 2013 10:17 PM

    Can’t wait!

  3. mcjon22 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:43 PM

    It won’t matter.

    Winston has the highest completion percentage in the country when being blitzed/pressured.

  4. jets12 says: Oct 16, 2013 7:04 AM

    Okay clemson is first in sacks. Okay.

  5. classyjacklambert says: Oct 16, 2013 10:05 AM


    Winston hasn’t faced a team of Clemson’s caliber yet, especially in a hostile environment like Death Valley. This game should be fireworks from start to finish.

  6. stopthemadness101 says: Oct 16, 2013 2:20 PM

    Senior QB vs redshirt freshman, playing at home, and yet Clemson is still favored to lose. You better hope you pull it out Clemson, cuz it may be years before you have a realistic chance to beat the Noles again…

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