Long, gifted, athletic corner who finished his Clemson career credited by the coaching staff with 50 tackles (3.0 for loss), 24 pass breakups, three interceptions (including two returned for touchdowns), two forced fumbles, a sack and a blocked field goal in 1,377 career snaps over 34 games (18 starts) from 2021-23 ... scored touchdowns of 98 yards (an ACC Championship Game record) and 46 yards on pick-sixes in 2022 and 2023 respectively ... became the first Clemson player since Rex Varn in 1977-78 to score on an interception return in back-to-back seasons ... accounted for two of the 16 career interceptions thrown by presumptive first-round NFL Draft pick Drake Maye ... elite cover corner who blossomed into a complete player as a first-team All-ACC pick in 2023.
Long, gifted, athletic corner who finished his Clemson career credited by the coaching staff with 50 tackles (3.0 for loss), 24 pass breakups, three interceptions (including two returned for touchdowns), two forced fumbles, a sack and a blocked field goal in 1,377 career snaps over 34 games (18 starts) from 2021-23 … scored touchdowns of 98 yards (an ACC Championship Game record) and 46 yards on pick-sixes in 2022 and 2023 respectively … became the first Clemson player since Rex Varn in 1977-78 to score on an interception return in back-to-back seasons … accounted for two of the 16 career interceptions thrown by presumptive first-round NFL Draft pick Drake Maye … elite cover corner who blossomed into a complete player as a first-team All-ACC pick in 2023.
2023: First-team All-ACC selection … also collected first-team All-ACC honors from the AP, USA Today and PFF … garnered second-team All-ACC status from Phil Steele and College Football Network … credited by the coaching staff with 25 tackles (one for loss), a team-high nine pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one sack and two interceptions (one of which he returned 46 yards for his second career touchdown) in 480 snaps over 10 games (seven starts) … recorded both of his forced fumbles in remarkable fashion, exceeding 22 mph to chase down ball-carriers more than 60 yards downfield and rip the ball loose at the goal line on both occasions … made one tackle at Duke … posted two tackles (one for loss) including his first career sack vs. Charleston Southern … recorded a 46-yard interception return for touchdown vs. Florida Atlantic, becoming the first Clemson player with a pick-six in consecutive seasons since Rex Varn against Maryland in 1977 and NC State in 1978 … contributed one tackle and three pass breakups vs. No. 4 Florida State … returned to action at Miami (Fla.) after missing two games, posting six tackles, two pass breakups and a forced fumble … posted one tackle and a pass breakup at NC State … made one tackle vs. No. 12 Notre Dame … broke up a pass vs. Georgia Tech … credited with eight tackles, a touchdown-saving forced fumble, a pass breakup and a game-sealing interception vs. No. 20 North Carolina, earning ACC Defensive Back of the Week and team defensive player of the game … made a remarkable play on his forced fumble against the Tar Heels, reaching 22.1 mph to chase down the ACC’s leading rusher from behind 64 yards downfield to force a fumble at the goal line … posted five tackles and a pass breakup at South Carolina.
A true 110% play by Nate Wiggins‼️😤 pic.twitter.com/50PkyfT7xO— Clemson Athletics (@ClemsonTigers) November 19, 2023
A true 110% play by Nate Wiggins‼️😤 pic.twitter.com/50PkyfT7xO
— Clemson Athletics (@ClemsonTigers) November 19, 2023
2022: First-team All-ACC selection by College Football Network … credited with 22 tackles (2.0 for loss), a team-high 12 pass breakups, a blocked field goal and an interception (returned 98 yards for a touchdown) in 767 defensive snaps over 13 games (11 starts) … played the most snaps of any member of the secondary and the second most on the defense behind linebacker Barrett Carter … his 12 pass breakups were one shy of the Clemson sophomore record of 13 shared by James Lott (1987) and Justin Miller (2003) … his 12 pass breakups were the most in a season (as credited by gameday stat crews) by a Clemson defender since Coty Sensabaugh’s 13 in 2011 … broke up a pass at Georgia Tech … recorded three tackles and the game-winning pass breakup in double overtime at No. 21 Wake Forest … posted a tackle and two pass breakups vs. No. 10 NC State … broke up two passes at Boston College … recorded two pass breakups at Florida State, becoming the first Clemson player to record multiple pass breakups in three straight games since K’Von Wallace accomplished the feat against South Carolina, Virginia and Ohio State late in the 2019 season … made three tackles vs. No. 14 Syracuse … notched one tackle at Notre Dame … contributed six tackles and a pass breakup vs. Louisville … added a tackle and a pass breakup vs. Miami (Fla.) … made three tackles (2.0 for loss) vs. South Carolina … starred in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 24 North Carolina, recording one tackle, his first career interception return (which he returned 98 yards for a touchdown), two pass breakups and his first career blocked field goal … his 98-yard interception return was the longest play in ACC Championship Game history and the second-longest interception in Clemson history, trailing Don Kelley’s 102-yard return vs. Duke in 1970; it also tied for the seventh-longest play in Clemson history and the longest for the Tigers since Derrick Hamilton’s 100-yard kickoff return against UNC in 2003 … added three tackles in the Orange Bowl vs. No. 6 Tennessee.
2021: Credited with three tackles and three pass breakups in 130 snaps over 11 games … ACC Honor Roll selection … made Clemson debut on special teams vs. No. 5 Georgia … credited with two tackles vs. SC State … broke up a pass at Syracuse … had one tackle vs. Florida State … contributed a pass breakup vs. UConn and again the following week vs. No. 13 Wake Forest.
Before Clemson: Ranked as a four-star recruit by all major services … ranked as the No. 75 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, which also had him as the sixth-best cornerback in the nation and the ninth-best overall player in Georgia … ranked No. 149 overall by Rivals.com, the 12th-best cornerback in the nation and 13th-best player in talent-rich Georgia … ESPN.com ranked him No. 225 overall, as well as the 15th-best cornerback and 25th-best player in Georgia … PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team selection who ranked as the No. 112 overall player in the nation, including the eighth-best cornerback and 11th-best player in Georgia … in the first nine games he played at Westlake High School in Atlanta in 2020, he was very productive on offense despite limited appearances on that side of the ball … had a 71-yard rush for a touchdown, had one kickoff return for 75 yards and had 11 receptions for 323 yards (29.4 avg.) and four touchdowns … played at Grady High School in 2018 and 2019 … also played basketball at Grady … had 18 receptions for 262 yards and two scores in 2018 … selected for All-American Bowl … had two career interception returns for touchdowns, including one of 100 yards … committed to Clemson on Dec. 12, 2020 after originally committing to LSU prior to the 2020 season … recruited by Mike Reed … played for Bobby May at Westlake High School, the same high school that produced former Clemson cornerback and 2020 first-round pick A.J. Terrell and fellow 2021 signee Dacari Collins.
Personal: Sociology major … enrolled at Clemson in January 2021 … started Wiggs Worldwide Foundation to improve the lives of young people by supporting underprivileged communities … the organization focuses on building a better future through mentorship and support for local organizations … born Aug. 28, 2003.
Note: Tackle stats in the bio above reflect statistics from coaches film review. Tackle stats in the table below reflect those as awarded by gameday stat crews.
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