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#76 Sean Pollard

Position:
OL
Height:
6-5
Weight:
315
Class:
Jr.
Hometown:
Jackson Springs, N.C.
High School:
Pinecrest HS
BIO

Enrolled in January 2016 and split time as a starter at right offensive tackle with Tremayne Anchrum in 2017 … entered 2018 with 27 knockdowns in 1,094 snaps over 26 games (16 starts) in his career.

2018: AFCA Good Works team selection … second-team All-ACC … enters bowl season having played 441 snaps over 12 games (seven starts) … played 45 snaps in helping the offense gain 531 yards of offense vs. Furman … played 26 snaps and helped the offense gain 413 yards at Texas A&M … in 44 snaps, helped the offense gain 286 rushing yards and 309 passing yards in a start vs. Georgia Southern … helped Clemson once again eclipse 200 yards both rushing and passing in a start at Georgia Tech, appearing in 20 snaps … played 85 snaps in a start in a comeback win vs. Syracuse, eventually moving out to right tackle following an injury to Tremayne Anchrum and helping power the Tigers on a 13-play, 94-yard game-winning drive … played 37 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 43 snaps in helping Clemson accrue 471 yards of offense against No. 16 NC State … played 21 snaps in helping hand Florida State its worst home loss in program history … played 29 snaps in Clemson’s Atlantic Division-clinching win at No. 17 Boston College … played 22 snaps as Clemson eclipsed 200 passing yards and 200 rushing yards vs. Duke … played 44 snaps vs. South Carolina in helping guide Clemson to 744 total yards, the third-highest total in school history … played 25 snaps in ACC Championship Game against Pitt.

2017: Honorable Mention All-ACC selection … All-ACC Academic selection … had 13 knockdowns in 510 snaps over 14 games (nine starts) … played 33 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2 … played 15 snaps against No. 13 Auburn on Sept. 9 … had two knockdowns in 26 snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had two knockdowns in 28 snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … played 37 snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 … played 50 snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … played 25 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 13 … had two knockdowns in 45 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28 … had two knockdowns in 33 snaps at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 … had a knockdown in 60 snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11 … had a knockdown in 39 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18 … had three knockdowns in 53 snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25 … played 33 snaps against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 … played 33 snaps against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

2016: Shared offensive Rookie of the Year honors with fellow tackle Tremayne Anchrum … had 14 knockdown blocks in 584 snaps over 12 games (seven starts) … appeared in first collegiate game against Troy, logging 11 snaps with an 82 percent grade … played 32 snaps against SC State and graded 85 percent with a knockdown … played 15 snaps at Boston College … logged 25 snaps in the road win over No. 12 Florida State, grading 88 percent … made first career start against Syracuse, responding with 81 percent grade on 57 snaps … played all 98 snaps against Pittsburgh and graded 89 percent, with four knockdowns … graded 89 percent with two knockdowns in 64 plays at Wake Forest … graded 90 percent with a knockdown in 60 snaps of win over South Carolina … posted 83 percent grade in 70 snaps against Virginia Tech … played 53 snaps in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State, logging two knockdown blocks … tallied two knockdowns in 95 snaps against Alabama in National Championship Game.

Before Clemson: Rated among the top 200 players nationally … rated as the No. 129 overall player by Scout … listed No. 173 by ESPN and 177 by Rivals … 10th-best prospect in North Carolina by ESPN and No. 11 by Rivals … 10th-best prospect at his position by ESPN … first-team Associated Press All-State offensive lineman in 2014 and 2015 … invited to The Opening in Oregon in summer prior to senior year … played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl … first-team all-conference in 2014 and 2015 … helped his 2014 team to 11-3 record … narrowed his school choices to Clemson, Duke, Miami and North Carolina … played his high school football for Chris Metzger … recruited by Robbie Caldwell.

Personal: Has his own foundation that raises money for pediatric cancer research … majoring in history.