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Lannden Zanders steps away from football after several shoulder injuries

August 3, 2022

Clemson safety Lannden Zanders is hanging up his football cleats after suffering several shoulder injuries over the past few seasons.

Zanders announced his decision via social media:

Zanders’ stats during his time at Clemson:

2021: Made two tackles but suffered a season-ending shoulder injury vs. No. 5 Georgia.

2020: Credited with 34 tackles (2.5 for loss), three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a sack in 394 snaps over 10 games (nine starts) … made first career start at Wake Forest and posted six tackles (one for loss) … added a tackle vs. The Citadel … contributed two tackles and two pass breakups vs. Virginia … registered four tackles (0.5 for loss) and a pass breakup vs. No. 7 Miami … added another four tackles vs. Syracuse … recorded a 12-yard sack among his three tackles vs. Boston College … registered two tackles at No. 4 Notre Dame … missed several weeks but returned to add four tackles in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame … added five tackles in Sugar Bowl vs. No. 3 Ohio State.

2019: Credited with 21 tackles (2.5 for loss), 2.0 sacks and a pass breakup in 112 defensive snaps over 14 games … made collegiate debut vs. Georgia Tech, making two tackles (0.5 for loss) … recorded four tackles at Syracuse … added an eight-yard sack vs. Charlotte … credited by the coaching staff with two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Florida State … posted two tackles vs. Boston College … recorded four tackles vs. Wofford … added two tackles including a sack at NC State … credited with three tackles vs. Wake Forest … contributed a tackle vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game.

Before Clemson: Ranked as 24th-best player in North Carolina by … had 51 tackles and five interceptions as a starting safety in 2018 … returned two of his five interceptions for touchdowns … had a fumble return and 175 yards rushing and a touchdown … as a receiver, had 545 receiving yards and eight touchdowns … first-team all-conference … team finished 9-4 in 2018 … in 2017, had 54 tackles and six interceptions to go with seven tackles for loss … had five receiving touchdowns on 24 catches for 363 yards … averaged 15 yards per catch … played his high school football at Crest High School for Nicholas Eddins … Clemson recruiter was Mickey Conn … comes to Clemson from same school that produced Clemson linebacker Justin Foster, as well as former ACC basketball great David Thompson and former NFL linebacker Brandon Spikes … committed to Clemson on April 4, 2018 … enrolled at Clemson in January 2019.

Personal: Born June 19, 2001 … majoring in sociology.

Note: Tackle stats in the bio above reflect statistics from coaches film review. Tackle stats in the table below reflect those as awarded by gameday stat crews.

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