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Etta Etta-Tawo Will Miss Wake Forest Game

Oct. 5, 2006

Clemson, SC-Clemson freshman defensive lineman Etta Etta-Tawo will not make the trip to Wake Forest this weekend for the Tigers vs. Demon Deacons contest. The 19-year-old native of Powder Springs, GA will have some medical tests on Friday after experiencing chest pain earlier in the week. The results of the test will be known next week.

“I played the game Saturday and felt fine,” said Etta-Tawo, who has played in all five games this season. “I started having some problems on Monday. They aren’t certain what the problem is yet. These tests should give some answers.”

Etta-Tawo had played 54 snaps in the first five games, including a season high 18 against Florida Atlantic in the opener. He had two tackles for his 15 snaps against Louisiana Tech.

“Etta Etta-Tawo was really doing well,” said Head Coach Tommy Bowden. “He was making more progress and was going to get more and more playing time. We will just have to see what the results of the tests will show. “

Etta-Tawo was a Max Emfinger All-American at McEachern High School in Powerder Springs, GA. A first-team all-state selection, he played in the Georgia North-South Al-Star game and was named third-team All-South by Countdown to Signing Day.

Etta-Tawo is the second Clemson player lost to the team this week. On Tuesday, All-ACC wide receiver Chansi Stuckey suffered a broken foot in practice and will be lost for three to five weeks.