Clemson Sunday Football Notes

Sept. 8, 2002

Clemson starting offensive tackle Derrick Brantley has a torn ACL and a torn MCL, an injury he suffered in the third period against Louisiana Tech. He will probably be out for the remainder of the season. He could elect to rehab the knee without surgery. That will be his decision, but he will be out at least a month, even if he decides to rehab and play some at the end of the season.

Derrick Brantley against Georgia Tech, his first career start. Henry played 37 snaps against Louisiana Tech and had a coach’s film technique grade of 81 perecent, best among Clemson linemen in the game.

Chad Jasmin has a pulled groin and is questionable for this week. Bernard Rambert is still questionable with tendintis in a foot.

Tackle leaders off the film were John Leake (13), Rodney Thomas (12), Nick Eason (7).

As far as NCAA rankings are concerned this week, Clemson is now 13th in the nation in turnover margin with a +2.5 per game figure. Clemson is also 23rd in the nation in total defense. Individually, Kevin Youngblood is ninth in the nation in receptions per game with an 8.0 figure, while Yusef Kelly is ninth in scoring with 12 points per game. Aaron Hunt is ninth in the nation in field goals per game at 2.0.