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#42 LaVonta Bentley

Position:
LB
Height:
6-0
Weight:
235
Class:
*Fr.
Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.
High School:
P.D. Jackson-Olin HS
* - Redshirt
BIO

Entered 2020 credited with six tackles in 10 defensive snaps across four games while redshirting in 2019.

2020: Recorded four tackles including his first career sack at Wake Forest.

2019: Played 10 snaps and registered six tackles over four games … made collegiate debut on special teams vs. Georgia Tech … added a tackle vs. Charlotte … contributed four tackles vs. Wofford … posted a tackle vs. Wake Forest … ACC Honor Roll selection.

Before Clemson: Ranked as the No. 119 overall player in the nation by PrepStar … rated as the No. 177 overall player by Rivals.com, who also sees him as the ninth-best inside linebacker and eighth-best player from Alabama … four-star by PrepStar, ESPN and Rivals … ESPN rated him as the No. 289 overall player in the nation, the seventh-best inside linebacker and 12th-best player in Alabama … had strong senior year with 118 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, four passes broken up … ranked as No. 6 player in Alabama by Al.com … Lineman of the Year by the Birmingham Quarterback Club … named Defensive Player of the Year in Birmingham … Played high school football at Jackson-Olin High for coach Tim Vakakes … Clemson recruiter was Todd Bates … committed to Clemson on July 27, 2018.

Personal: Born Feb. 20, 2001 … majoring in communication … first name pronounced luh-VON-tay.