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Sean Pollard - Football - Clemson University Athletics

#76  Sean Pollard

Jackson Springs, N.C.
High School:
Pinecrest HS

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Played 2,328 snaps over 55 games (38 starts) in his career, playing at tackle, guard and center during a four-year span from 2016-19 in which the Tigers went 55-4 and won two national championships … was the 17th player in school history to earn at least three selections to the All-ACC Academic Team. 

2019: Second-team All-ACC selection … All-ACC Academic selection … NFF Hampshire Honor Society member … played 726 snaps over 15 games (all starts at center), helping Clemson finish fourth in the nation in points per game (43.9) and fifth in total offense (school-record 528.7 yards per game) … voted as a permanent team captain … played 47 snaps vs. Georgia Tech in helping Clemson to its most rushing yards (411) in a season opener since 1957 … played 57 snaps vs. Texas A&M … played 59 snaps at Syracuse as Clemson held Syracuse without a sack and produced 612 yards of offense … recorded 27 snaps and earned team offensive player of the game vs. Charlotte … played 52 snaps at North Carolina in Clemson’s first one-point win since the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl … played 49 snaps in helping Clemson to 552 yards of total offense vs. Florida State … played 39 snaps in the midst of Clemson’s 551-yard performance with 298 rushing yards at Louisville … played 32 snaps in helping Clemson exceed both 300 passing yards and 300 rushing yards vs. Boston College … played 28 snaps in helping Clemson to 702 yards of offense vs. Wofford … played 48 snaps in Clemson’s Atlantic Division-clinching win at NC State … played 49 snaps vs. Wake Forest, helping Clemson outgain the Demon Deacons, 516-105 … played 60  snaps at South Carolina as Clemson earned its sixth consecutive victory against the Gamecocks … played 41 snaps as Clemson rolled up 600 yards of offense vs. No. 22 Virginia en route to a fifth straight ACC Championship … played 68 snaps as Clemson produced the fifth-largest comeback in school history, overcoming a 16-0 deficit in a Fiesta Bowl win vs. No. 2 Ohio State … played 71 snaps vs. No. 1 LSU.

2018: AFCA Good Works team selection … second-team All-ACC … earned second career All-ACC Academic selection … played 508 snaps over 14 games (seven starts) … played 45 snaps in helping the offense gain 531 yards of offense vs. Furman … played 26 snaps and helped the offense gain 413 yards at Texas A&M … in 44 snaps, helped the offense gain 286 rushing yards and 309 passing yards in a start vs. Georgia Southern … helped Clemson once again eclipse 200 yards both rushing and passing in a start at Georgia Tech, appearing in 20 snaps … played 85 snaps in a start in a comeback win vs. Syracuse, eventually moving out to right tackle following an injury to Tremayne Anchrum and helping power the Tigers on a 13-play, 94-yard game-winning drive … played 37 snaps in helping Clemson accrue 698 yards and a school-record 11.8 yards per carry at Wake Forest, resulting in the entire offensive line earning team offensive player of the game honors … played 43 snaps in helping Clemson accrue 471 yards of offense against No. 16 NC State … played 21 snaps in helping hand Florida State its worst home loss in program history … played 29 snaps in Clemson’s Atlantic Division-clinching win at No. 17 Boston College … played 22 snaps as Clemson eclipsed 200 passing yards and 200 rushing yards vs. Duke … played 44 snaps vs. South Carolina in helping guide Clemson to 744 total yards, the third-highest total in school history … played 25 snaps in ACC Championship Game against Pitt … played 37 snaps as Clemson passed for 327 yards and rushed for 211 yards vs. No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl … played 30 snaps in National Championship Game victory against No. 1 Alabama.

2017: Honorable Mention All-ACC selection … All-ACC Academic selection … had 13 knockdowns in 510 snaps over 14 games (nine starts) … played 33 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2 … played 15 snaps against No. 13 Auburn on Sept. 9 … had two knockdowns in 26 snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had two knockdowns in 28 snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … played 37 snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 … played 50 snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … played 25 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 13 … had two knockdowns in 45 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28 … had two knockdowns in 33 snaps at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 … had a knockdown in 60 snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11 … had a knockdown in 39 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18 … had three knockdowns in 53 snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25 … played 33 snaps against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 … played 33 snaps against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

2016: Shared offensive Rookie of the Year honors with fellow tackle Tremayne Anchrum … had 14 knockdown blocks in 584 snaps over 12 games (seven starts) … appeared in first collegiate game against Troy, logging 11 snaps with an 82 percent grade … played 32 snaps against SC State and graded 85 percent with a knockdown … played 15 snaps at Boston College … logged 25 snaps in the road win over No. 12 Florida State, grading 88 percent … made first career start against Syracuse, responding with 81 percent grade on 57 snaps … played all 98 snaps against Pittsburgh and graded 89 percent, with four knockdowns … graded 89 percent with two knockdowns in 64 plays at Wake Forest … graded 90 percent with a knockdown in 60 snaps of win over South Carolina … posted 83 percent grade in 70 snaps against Virginia Tech … played 53 snaps in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State, logging two knockdown blocks … tallied two knockdowns in 95 snaps against Alabama in National Championship Game.

Before Clemson: Rated among the top 200 players nationally … rated as the No. 129 overall player by Scout … listed No. 173 by ESPN and 177 by Rivals … 10th-best prospect in North Carolina by ESPN and No. 11 by Rivals … 10th-best prospect at his position by ESPN … first-team Associated Press All-State offensive lineman in 2014 and 2015 … invited to The Opening in Oregon in summer prior to senior year … played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl … first-team all-conference in 2014 and 2015 … helped his 2014 team to 11-3 record … narrowed his school choices to Clemson, Duke, Miami and North Carolina … played his high school football for Chris Metzger … recruited by Robbie Caldwell.

Personal: Born March 27, 1998 … created his own foundation that raises money for pediatric cancer research … graduated in December 2019 with a degree in history … four-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2016-19).