Unless you were family or close friends, there wasn’t really much reason to stick around and watch the end of No. 2 Clemson’s obliteration of Louisville — which actually brings us to the point of this post.
In the fourth quarter of the Tigers’ 77-16 win over the hapless Cardinals, Chase Brice tossed an eight-yard touchdown pass to Will Swinney to account for the last of Clemson’s 11 touchdowns on the day. The catch was the first touchdown reception in his career for the 5-8, 185-pound Swinney, who began his career at Clemson as a walk-on before earning a scholarship in the spring of this year.
If the Swinney surname sounds familiar it should as Will is the son of Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney. Following the win, dad, as well as his mom Kathleen, had a special message for their son on his career day.
For the season, the true sophomore Swinney has six receptions for 28 yards and today’s touchdown. One of those catches was the first career completion for wide receiver Hunter Renfrow early last month.