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#3 Amari Rodgers

Position:
WR
Height:
5-10
Weight:
215
Class:
So.
Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.
High School:
Knoxville Catholic HS
BIO

Made an impact at the line of scrimmage as a first-year freshman in 2017 and has taken on starting roles at receiver and returner as a sophomore in 2018.

2018: Honorable mention All-ACC as an all-purpose selection … enters bowl season with 47 receptions for 519 yards with four touchdowns in 492 snaps in 13 games (all starts) … also returned 37 punts an average of 7.8 yards with one touchdown prior to bowl season … made impact in season-opening win vs. Furman, averaging 43.5 yards on two returns and hauling in a 40-yard receiving touchdown for the first score of his career … earned team special teams player of the week honors for the performance … caught team-high five passes for 73 yards at Texas A&M … recorded career-high six receptions, gaining 60 yards, at Georgia Tech … also averaged 16.0 yards on two punt returns against the Yellow Jackets, earning co-special teams player of the week honors from the team … gained 27 yards on four receptions vs. Syracuse … caught two passes for nine yards at Wake Forest … earned co-offensive player of the game honors after posting career highs in receiving yards (156) and receiving touchdowns (two) on six receptions at Florida State … with touchdown receptions of 58 and 68 yards against the Seminoles, became the first Clemson player to catch two touchdowns of 50-plus yards in a single game since Artavis Scott against South Carolina in 2014, becoming the first Clemson player since 1950 to accomplish the feat on the road … caught a touchdown pass on one of his three receptions for 12 yards vs. Louisville … collected team co-special teams player of the week honors at No. 17 Boston College after recording Clemson’s first punt return touchdown of the season on a 58-yard return … also recorded five catches for 73 yards in the win against the Eagles … gained 33 yards on four receptions vs. Duke … gained 18 yards on five receptions vs. South Carolina.

2017: Had 19 receptions for 123 yards in 239 snaps over 14 games … had a team-tying-high three receptions for 19 yards and a seven-yard punt return against Kent State on Sept. 2 … had a seven-yard reception, 36-yard kickoff return and an eight-yard punt return against The Citadel on Nov. 18; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game … had three receptions for 11 yards against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2.

Before Clemson: Played in the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando, Fla. … .national top-100 prospect by ESPN, which rated him No. 72 overall … No. 4 in the state of Tennessee and No. 12 at his position by ESPN … rated No. 104 by 247 Sports, seventh in the state and No. 15 at the wide receiver position … named Mr. Football at the AAAA level in the state of Tennessee each of the last two years … for his career, had 3,498 receiving yards and 47 touchdowns … averaged 31 yards per reception as a senior when he had 40 catches for 1,238 yards and 18 scores … played for Steve Mathews at Knoxville Catholic … big play performer, he had 10 catches of 50 yards or more as a senior … scored a touchdown on the team’s first possession of the game on either a scrimmage play or return six times as a senior … had seven 100-yard receiving games, including two with at least 200 yards as a senior … had best game as a senior on his birthday, when he had eight catches for 251 yards and four scores … the touchdown catches were 52, 35, 82 and 12 yards … team finished 10-2 and reached second round of playoffs … as a junior, had 61 receptions for 1,570 yards and 23 touchdowns, a 25.7-yard average per catch … also had three rushing touchdowns, two on punt returns, two on kickoff returns and one on an interception return for 31 total touchdowns … gained 2,511 all-purpose yards as a junior … also had 38 tackles on defense as a cornerback … had a 93-yard punt return for a score as junior … team finished with 11-3 record … as a sophomore, had 25 catches for 407 yards and six scores … ran the ball more that year, he was the team’s top rusher with 93 carries for 725 yards and nine scores … had an 87-yard run on offense and 47-yard pick-six on defense … committed to Clemson and assistant coach Jeff Scott on Valentine’s Day 2016 … son of former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin, who led the Vols to the 1998 National Championship … Martin is now an assistant coach at Southern California … from same area as fellow signee Tee Higgins … wore #3 in high school … recruited by Jeff Scott and Dan Brooks.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication.