#59 Gage Cervenka

Greenwood, S.C.
High School:
Emerald HS

Redshirted as a defensive tackle before switching to offensive line in August 2016 … served as the backup center during the entire 2017 season … entered 2018 with a knockdown in 162 snaps over 16 games in his career.

2018: Played 22 snaps in season opener vs. Furman … played one snap at Texas A&M … Played 34 snaps vs. Georgia Southern … Played 17 snaps at Georgia Tech … Saw significant action in reserve in a comeback win vs. Syracuse, appearing in 57 snaps and helping the offense engineer a 13-play, 94-yard game-winning drive … played 24 snaps in helping Clemson accrue 698 yards and a school-record 11.8 yards per carry at Wake Forest, resulting in the entire offensive line earning team offensive player of the game honors … played 27 snaps in helping Clemson accrue 471 yards of offense against NC State … made his first career start at center at Florida State, earning team offensive player of the game honors after playing 56 snaps in helping Clemson hand the Seminoles their worst home loss in program history … played 32 snaps in helping Clemson set school records in yards per play (11.6) and yards per carry (13.3) vs. Louisville, resulting in the offensive line’s second collective selection as offensive player of the game.

2017: Had a knockdown in 101 snaps over 10 games … played 16 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2 … played seven snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … played four snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23 … played two snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 … played nine snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … played five snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28 … played three snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11 … played 32 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18 … had a knockdown in seven snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25 … played 16 snaps against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2.

2016: Logged 61 snaps in six games … made collegiate debut against SC State, posting an 86 percent grade in 21 snaps … logged nine snaps at Boston College … saw six snaps of action in win over Syracuse … played a couple of snaps at Wake Forest … logged 15 snaps against South Carolina and graded 87 percent … saw eight snaps in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State.

2015: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated among the top-15 players in South Carolina by all services … No. 26 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 8 player in South Carolina by ESPN … No. 12 player in South Carolina by … No. 12 player in South Carolina by … No. 14 player in South Carolina by … led Emerald High School to a 10-4 record and the state playoffs as a senior … had 100 tackles and 28 tackles for loss as a junior … first-team all-state … one of the top wrestlers in the state who was a four-time state champion … lost only one wrestling match (199-1) … only loss was freshman year … only four-time state heavyweight champion in South Carolina history … coached by Tim McMahon … recruited by Dan Brooks and Mike Reed.

Personal: Majoring in justice studies … born June 22, 1997.