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Kevin Dodd

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Reserve defensive end in his first three active seasons who blossomed into one of the nation’s top pass rushers in 2015 … declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft following the National Championship Game … had 107 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks in 1,003 snaps over 39 games in his career … drafted in the second round (33rd overall) by the Tennessee Titans.

2015: Honorable mention All-ACC (media) … had 86 tackles, 23.5 for loss and 12 sacks in 784 snaps over 15 games (15 starts) … also added 13 quarterback pressures … ranked second nationally in tackles for loss to teammate Shaq Lawson … also ranked in the national top 10 in sacks … tallied six tackles, including one for loss, in win over Appalachian State … notched 1.5 sacks in road win over Louisville, with two pressures … named co-defensive player of the game with Cordrea Tankersley for that performance … ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week after compiling 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in win over Notre Dame … also named coaches defensive player-of-the-game along with Shaq Lawson … had a sack against Georgia Tech … posted a tackle for loss and PBU in win at Miami … coaches player-of-the-game against Wake Forest after tallying four tackles and two sacks … named coaches player-of-the-game defensively after posting seven tackles including a key fourth-quarter sack at South Carolina … had a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in the ACC Championship win over North Carolina … produced a monster game against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl with 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack in 68 snaps … had career-high five tackles for loss and three sacks, both of which set Clemson single-game postseason records, in National Championship Game against Alabama … along with D.J. Reader, named defensive player-of-the-game by coaches.

2014: Had eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback pressures in 92 snaps over 12 games … had two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 18 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30 … had one tackle for loss in 19 snaps against SC State on Sept. 6 … had one tackle in 13 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 … had one tackle in three snaps at Wake Forest on Nov. 6 … had two tackles, one tackle for loss and two quarterback pressures in 26 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 … had one tackle in six snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.

2013: Had seven tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback pressure in 40 snaps over four games … had four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 23 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 … had three tackles in 15 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 … suffered a season-ending injury and received a medical redshirt.

2012: Had six tackles in 87 snaps over eight games … had one tackle in eight snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career game … played 14 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 … had two tackles in 13 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 … had three tackles in 22 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 … enrolled in January.

Before Clemson: Spent the 2011 season at Hargrave Military Academy … had an outstanding career in two sports at Riverside High School … No. 14 player in South Carolina by … No. 27 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep … played in the South Carolina North-South High School All-Star game; had five tackles, two sacks, a caused fumble and recovered fumble … all-region and all-county selection … had 78 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, nine sacks, three caused fumbles, one recovered fumble and four pass breakups as a senior … outstanding track athlete; joined that team in the spring of 2010 … county champion in the shotput, runner-up in the discus and named Greenville County Field Athlete-of-the-Year … region champion in the shot and discus and was a state qualifier in the shotput … Riverside High School Field Athlete-of-the-Year and was voted as a team captain as a senior … set school records in the shot (49’ 1”) and discus (128’ 6.5”) … county shotput champion … region shotput and discus champion … named county field athlete-of-the-year … coached by Steve Eoute in football and Eric Cummings in track at Riverside High School … recruited by Jeff Scott and Dan Brooks.

Personal: Majoring in sociology … born July 14, 1992.