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Jaelyn Lay - Football - Clemson University Athletics

#85  Jaelyn Lay

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Caught two passes for 25 yards in 149 career snaps over 19 games at Clemson from 2019-21.

2021: Played 27 offensive snaps over three games … made season debut vs. SC State … also saw action against Boston College and UConn.

2020: Played 76 snaps over 12 games … made season debut vs. The Citadel … caught a five-yard pass in his hometown at Georgia Tech.

2019: Played 46 snaps over four games while redshirting … Caught a 20-yard pass in his collegiate debut vs. Georgia Tech.

Before Clemson: Rated as one of the top five tight ends or H-Backs in the nation by ESPN and Rivals … ESPN ranked Lay as the fourth best tight end/H-back, while Rivals ranked him fifth in that position … ranked as the No. 165 best all-around player in the nation and 16th-best player from the state of Georgia … ranked as the 21st-best overall tight end by 247Sports … helped Riverdale High School to an 8-4 record in 2018 … had 29 receptions for 240 yards and four touchdowns in 2017 … had 7-119 and a touchdown in 2016 … at 6-6, is tied for the tallest tight end in Clemson history … played his high school football at Riverdale High School for Rodney Hackney … Clemson recruiters were Mike Reed and Danny Pearman … older brother is a student at West Point … committed to Clemson on March 3, 2018 … enrolled at Clemson in January 2019.

Personal: Born Feb. 21, 2001 … earned degree in criminal justice in May 2022 … two-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2020-21) … first name pronounced: JAY-lynn.