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#15  Ronan Hanafin

Position:
WR
Height:
6-3
Weight:
210
Class:
So.
Hometown:
Burlington, Mass.
High School:
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Enters the 2023 bowl season having played 41 offensive snaps over 11 games in addition to carving out a role as a key special teams player ... entered Clemson as its first Massachusetts signee since Christian Wilkins

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Enters 2024 having played 41 offensive snaps over 11 games in addition to carving out a role as a key special teams player … entered Clemson as its first Massachusetts signee since Christian Wilkins.

2023: Played 41 offensive snaps over 11 games in addition to his role on special teams … All-ACC Academic Team selection … ACC Honor Roll selection … made collegiate debut vs. Charleston Southern … initially intended to redshirt but proved to be too valuable as a key special teams contributor by late September … shared special teams player of the game vs. Georgia Tech thanks in part to an onside kick recovery … made two special teams stops vs. No. 20 North Carolina … made one tackle at South Carolina.

Before Clemson: Versatile athlete who contributed in myriad ways at Massachusetts’ Buckingham Browne & Nichols School … started prep career at cornerback as a freshman but played receiver and linebacker/safety most of his career … also returned punts … limited by injury to only three games (and just one full game) as a senior … posted 64 tackles, five pass breakups, two interceptions and a sack as a junior in 2021 … contributed 30 receptions for 369 yards and four scores … played football and lacrosse … played for Mike Willey … rated as a four-star recruit in the 247 Composite … ranked 81st in Sports Illustrated’s SI99 for 2023 … listed as the No. 195 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, which also listed him as the No. 4 player in Massachusetts and the nation’s No. 13 athlete … Rivals ranked Hanafin as the No. 5 player in Massachusetts and 10th-best athlete in the class … ESPN.com ranked Hanafin as the No. 6 player in Massachusetts … ranked as PrepStar’s sixth-best player in Massachusetts.

Personal: His father, Dan, was Boston University’s starting quarterback in 1997, the last year the school played football … Dan led Boston University to victory over UMass in 1997, the last victory in BU football history … brother of Boston College quarterback Shane Hanafin … became Clemson’s first signee from Massachusetts since eventual unanimous All-American Christian Wilkins in 2015 … born Feb. 4, 2004 … committed to Clemson on August 14, 2022 … chose Clemson over Notre Dame, for whom he was recruited by former Clemson receiver Chansi Stuckey … enrolled at Clemson in summer 2023 … pre-business major … name pronounced “ROE-ninn HANN-uh-finn.”

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