#1 Derion Kendrick

Rock Hill, S.C.
High School:
South Pointe HS

Played 283 offensive snaps in 15 games as a freshman in 2018, catching 15 passes for 210 yards and returning 13 kickoffs an average of 23.0 yards.

2019: Made his defensive debut, starting at cornerback vs. Georgia Tech … posted six tackles and a pass breakup vs. No. 12 Texas A&M … added a tackle at Syracuse and vs. Charlotte … contributed two tackles at North Carolina … recorded two tackles and a 38-yard pick-six on his first career interception vs. Florida State … made two tackles at Louisville … credited with seven tackles vs. Boston College … added a tackle for loss vs. Wofford … posted three tackles including one for loss at NC State.

2018: Recorded 15 receptions for 210 yards and rushed five times for 41 yards in 283 snaps over 15 games … also entered bowl season averaging 23.0 yards on 13 kickoff returns … caught a 38-yard pass in his collegiate debut vs. Furman … had one catch for six yards against both Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech … caught two passes for 24 yards and jumpstarted the Tigers with a 40-yard return on the game’s opening kickoff vs. No. 16 NC State … contributed a 28-yard kickoff return and a 13-yard reception at Florida State … rushed twice for 36 yards and caught a six-yard pass vs. Louisville … gained 32 yards on his one reception at No. 17 Boston College … caught two passes for 37 yards vs. Duke … posted season highs with four receptions and 51 yards vs. South Carolina … added one catch against Pitt … played on offense and special teams in the Cotton Bowl vs. No. 3 Notre Dame and the National Championship Game against No. 1 Alabama.

Before Clemson: No. 26 player in the nation by 247Sports, No. 30 player by Rivals and No. 62 player by ESPN … No. 4 wide receiver in the nation by 247Sports and No. 6 wide receiver by ESPN and Rivals … No. 1 player in South Carolina by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … Gatorade player-of-the-year in South Carolina … his team won the state title each of the last four years … played wide receiver as a sophomore and quarterback as a junior and senior … was 184-255 passing for 2,683 yards and 30 touchdowns against six interceptions as a senior … had 1,194 yards and 20 touchdowns on 119 carries as a senior … was 182-288 passing for 2,625 yards and 29 touchdowns against six interceptions as a junior … had 488 yards and five touchdowns on 110 carries as a junior … played in the Shrine Bowl as a wide receiver … U.S. Army All-American Game participant … U.S. Army Player-of-the-Year Award finalist … teammate of fellow Tiger signee B.T. Potter … coached by Strait Herron at South Pointe High School … recruited by Jeff Scott … enrolled at Clemson in January 2018.

Personal: Born Aug. 24, 2000 … majoring in parks, recreation and tourism management.