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#49 Richard Yeargin


Defensive end who has been a steady reserve for the Tigers … has 29 tackles, five tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, five quarterback pressures and a pass breakup in 336 snaps over 22 games.

2017: Missed the season due to a neck injury.

2016: Had 14 tackles, including four for loss, in 189 snaps over 12 games … totaled three tackles in 19 snaps at Auburn and three against Troy in 29 snaps … had tackle for loss in 25 snaps against SC State … posted tackle for loss and two quarterback pressures in 22 snaps of win over No. 3 Louisville … had two tackles, including half of a tackle for loss, with a pass breakup in 34 snaps of the win over Syracuse … shared a sack and posted 1.5 tackles for loss at Wake Forest … missed final two games of the regular season with an injury.

2015: Posted 15 tackles and a sack in 147 snaps over 10 games … also has one quarterback pressure … played 19 snaps in his first collegiate game … credited for three tackles in win over Appalachian State … tallied six tackles in 21 snaps against Georgia Tech … tallied 12 snaps against Boston College … posted first career sack in 58-0 win at Miami … played 17 snaps against Wake Forest … also logged 17 snaps in the Capital One Orange Bowl, contributing a tackle.

2014: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated among the top-300 players in the nation and No. 38 player in Florida by … No. 17 outside linebacker in the nation by … U.S. Army All-American … Nike Opening selection … first-team All-American by … first-team all-state as a senior … had 85 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss and 15 sacks as a senior … originally from South Carolina … coached by Roger Harriott at University School of Nova Southeastern University … recruited by Brent Venables.

Personal: Graduated Dec. 21, 2017 with a degree in sports communication and added a master’s degree in athletic leadership on May 9, 2019 … born Oct. 14, 1996.