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Clemson Tight End Out for the Year with Torn ACL

November 12, 2023

During his teleconference with the media on Sunday, Dabo Swinney said that Clemson tight end Sage Ennis will be out for the year after suffering a torn ACL against Georgia Tech. This season Ennis has three receptions for 52 yards. 

On Josh Sapp filling the void: “Josh is ready. He’s been waiting his time. He’s a very natural athlete really understands the game. He’s got a high aptitude for the game. PLays with great confidence, and obviously, he took advantage of it the other day.”

Swinney also noted that Olsen Patt-Henry and Markus Dixon could also see opportunities at tight end.

Notes on Ennis from

Entered 2023 having caught three passes for 25 yards in 278 offensive snaps over 31 games (one start) since 2020.

2023: Made season debut at Duke … recorded his first reception of the season on a six-yard grab vs. Wake Forest … caught a career-long 28-yard pass at NC State … added an 18-yard reception, Clemson’s longest of the game, vs. No. 12 Notre Dame.

2022: Contributed in all 14 games, playing 54 offensive snaps and playing on special teams … All-ACC Academic Team selection … caught two passes for 17 yards at Notre Dame.

2021: Ascended Clemson’s tight end depth chart as the season progressed and finished the year having played 197 snaps and having recorded one eight-yard catch in 13 games with one start … contributed on special teams vs. No. 5 Georgia … made offensive season debut vs. SC State … made his first career catch vs. Boston College, gaining eight yards … made first career start in a two-tight-end set vs. Florida State.

2020: Played 27 snaps in four games … made collegiate debut at Wake Forest … also saw action against The Citadel, No. 7 Miami (Fla.) and Pitt.

Before Clemson: Played for Quinn Gray at Lincoln High in Tallahassee, Fla. … had experience at defensive end, quarterback and tight end during his career, including starting at quarterback as a sophomore … scored nine touchdowns on just 23 carries as a goal line Wildcat back as a junior in 2018 … recorded 113 receptions for 1,783 yards and 17 touchdowns over his career at tight end … rushed for 13 touchdowns, giving him 30 total rushing and receiving touchdowns for his career … named first-team FACA All-District, Tallahassee QB Club Student Athlete of the Year and team MVP as a team captain in 2019 … recorded 40 catches for 560 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019 … finished 2018 season with 39 receptions for 596 yards and four scores … played quarterback as a sophomore and completed 86-of-175 passes for 1,529 yards and nine touchdowns, including a 96-yard touchdown pass … started at tight end as a freshman and registered 34 receptions for 627 yards and six scores … had career-best 18.4 yards per catch as a freshman … also played a season of baseball in spring of 2017 … ranked as the No. 18 tight end in the nation according to PrepStar at the time of his signing … ranked as the No. 5 H-Back/TE by … committed to Clemson on June 17, 2019 … recruited to Clemson by Jeff Scott and Danny Pearman.

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