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#10 Baylon Spector

Calhoun, Ga.
High School:
Calhoun HS
* - Redshirt

Entered 2020 credited with 53 tackles (7.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a pass breakup in 346 career snaps over 30 games … One-half of a linebacker tandem with James Skalski that Dabo Swinney calls “The Bruise Brothers.”

2020: Started at Wake Forest, posting six tackles including a half-sack to collect team defensive player of the game honors … split a tackle for loss among his two tackles vs. The Citadel … earned Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and ACC Linebacker of the Week vs. Virginia after being credited with 13 tackles (seven solo, 1.5 for loss) and a half-sack … also shared team defensive player of the game honors against Virginia … added six tackles (2.5 for loss) with 1.5 sacks vs. No. 7 Miami … contributed four tackles at Georgia Tech … made four tackles (0.5 for loss) vs. Syracuse.

2019: Credited with 45 tackles (6.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery in 284 snaps over 15 games … recorded three tackles (including one for loss), a deflected pass that was intercepted by Tanner Muse, as well as a fumble recovery on special teams vs. Georgia Tech that helped him share team special teams player of the game honors … made one tackle vs. No. 12 Texas A&M … contributed on defense and special teams at Syracuse … recorded four tackles vs. Charlotte … added three tackles at North Carolina … posted one tackle vs. Florida State … made six tackles vs. Boston College … recorded three tackles (0.5 for loss) vs. Wofford … contributed two tackles at NC State … registered four tackles vs. Wake Forest … made two tackles (one for loss) at South Carolina … added a career-high nine tackles (including one for loss) vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game … recorded first two sacks of his career among his seven tackles vs. No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl … ACC Honor Roll selection.

2018: Credited with eight tackles (1.0 for loss), a forced fumble and a recovered fumble in 62 snaps in 15 games … forced and recovered a fumble in his collegiate debut vs. Furman … posted one tackle vs. Georgia Southern and at Wake Forest … made two tackles vs. Louisville … added three tackles against Duke.

2017: Redshirted … enrolled in January.

Before Clemson: Played all over the field, including linebacker and quarterback for Calhoun High School in Georgia … first-team all-state at the AAA level in 2016 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … helped Calhoun High to an 11-3 record and to the second round of the state playoffs … led the defense with 78 tackles … as a quarterback in 2016, rushed for 788 yards and 13 touchdowns and passed for 483 yards and three scores … had 63 tackles as a junior in 2015 and added 19 receptions for 378 yards and two scores … as a sophomore, completed 25-38 passes for 447 yards and six scores … had 71 tackles and an interception on defense … threw a 40-yard touchdown pass on a double reverse for what proved to be the winning score in the state championship game victory … that completed a 15-0 season … played for Hal Lamb at Calhoun High … knows his way around Clemson, he is a second generation Tiger … his father, Robbie, was a receiver for the Tigers who lettered from 1988-90 … Robbie played on Tiger teams that finished 10-2 all of those seasons, including the ACC Championship team of 1988 … was a member of Clemson’s winningest class with 40 wins until the recent run by the Tiger program … committed to Clemson on Aug. 15, 2015 … wore #4 at Calhoun High School … recruited by Brent Venables.

Personal: Majoring in marketing … completed a microinternship at Smith & Nephew in 2019 … born Oct. 20, 1998.