The Leaders of Clemson's 3rd Down Defense

December 30, 2017
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Not all tackles are created equal. I’m not talking about the hits where the sound of pads cracking reverberate through the stadium drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd.  I’m not talking about 3rd down plays where the other team gains a first down.  I am talking about those plays that force opponents to punt, force a field goal attempt or create other havoc for opponents on 3rd downs that end in failure.

In a previous article, we’ve detailed the Clemson third-down defense at a team level and described the really simple reason for Clemson’s success - for 5 straight years.

 
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