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Clemson DE Vic Beasley to return for his senior year

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Clemson got some good news on Tuesday as consensus All-American defensive end Vic Beasley decided to spurn the NFL in favor of playing his senior season for the Tigers, the school announced via Twitter.

Beasley had a monster junior season, leading the ACC in sacks with 13 and finishing second in tackles for loss with 23. He was also 10th in the nation in caused fumbles with four.

His return means that Clemson can count on at least a little bit of star power to come back from an 11-2 team that beat Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. Quarterback Tajh Boyd and receiver Sammy Watkins are both headed to the NFL.

Beasley’s move was probably a smart one, too. After all, with a record 92 underclassmen declaring early, the talent pool for this draft is deep. With another year of seasoning and quality production, Beasley can assure himself of a first-round selection in the spring of 2015.

 

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4 Responses to “Clemson DE Vic Beasley to return for his senior year”
  1. planck16 says: Jan 15, 2014 8:32 PM

    One huge thing left out……..the kid gets a DEGREE!

  2. noleitup says: Jan 15, 2014 8:40 PM

    Hes gonna try to boost that draft stock against cam erving. For real though all kidding aside the dudes a beast. You can tell by the screen name that I dont like clemson but we couldve used him down in tampa.

  3. floridacock says: Jan 16, 2014 7:33 AM

    Must want a shot at beating South Carolina ONCE in his career. Just a shot

  4. bfree2k says: Jan 16, 2014 10:49 AM

    I guess there’s something noble and idealistic about returning to school but when you are eligible for the NFL draft, and this kid certainly is, how do you risk injury and jeopardize the millions of playing on Sunday to play for free on Saturdays? I know this story doesn’t mention this but if he’s returning to finish a degree, hell you can do that while playing and getting PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAID!!!

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