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#19 Tanner Muse

Position:
S
Height:
6-2
Weight:
230
Class:
*Gr.
Hometown:
Belmont, N.C.
High School:
South Point HS
BIO

Veteran safety who finished his Clemson career credited with 237 career tackles (10.5 for loss), 15 passes broken up, 4.0 sacks, seven interceptions for 102 yards (including a 64-yard return for a touchdown), a forced fumble and a 63-yard fumble return for a touchdown in 1,921 snaps over 59 career games (39 starts) … at the conclusion of his Clemson tenure, his 59 career games played ranked tied for the most in school history with Christian Wilkins, Cannon Smith and K’Von Wallace.

2019: Thorpe Award semifinalist … third-team AP All-American … first-team All-ACC selection … voted as a permanent team captain … credited with 73 tackles, (6.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, five pass breakups and a team-leading four interceptions in 669 snaps over 15 games (all starts) … posted seven tackles and an interception vs. Georgia Tech … recorded four tackles and an interception vs. No. 12 Texas A&M, becoming the first Clemson player since 2009 to open a season with an interception in each of the first two games of a season … added nine tackles (two for loss) including a sack at Syracuse, sharing team defensive player of the week honors … added a three tackles vs. Charlotte .. contributed six tackles (one for loss) and a pass breakup in a single half of play at North Carolina prior to exiting the game with a hamstring injury … recorded three tackles and his third interception of the season vs. Florida State … posted seven tackles at Louisville … contributed seven tackles and two pass breakups vs. Boston College to share team defensive player of the game honors … registered four tackles vs. Wofford … added two tackles at NC State … earned team defensive player of the game honors after contributing four tackles (2.0 for loss), a nine-yard sack and an interception vs. Wake Forest … contributed five tackles at South Carolina … made four tackles in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 22 Virginia … recorded four tackles (one for loss) vs. No. 1 LSU.

2018: Third-team All-ACC … credited with 76 tackles (2.5 for loss), five pass breakups, 2.0 sacks and two interceptions in 664 snaps over 15 games (all starts) … recorded at least three tackles in each of Clemson’s first five games … notched a pass breakup at Texas A&M and vs. Syracuse … recorded his first interception of the season and contributed five tackles at Wake Forest … registered two tackles, a pass breakup and the first sack of his career vs. No. 16 NC State, collecting team co-defensive player of the week honors … posted three tackles at Florida State … added his second interception of the season vs. Louisville, also collecting five tackles on the day … recorded a game-high 10 tackles at No. 17 Boston College … added a season-high 11 tackles vs. Duke … collected six tackles and a pass breakup vs. South Carolina … posted six tackles against Pitt … recorded five tackles and a forced fumble as Clemson held No. 3 Notre Dame to three points in the Cotton Bowl … added three tackles and a pass breakup vs. No. 1 Alabama in the National Championship Game.

2017: Had 64 tackles, two tackles for loss, a quarterback pressure, four pass breakups and a 63-yard fumble return for a touchdown in 482 snaps over 14 games (nine starts) … had four tackles in 28 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2 … had seven tackles in 69 snaps against No. 13 Auburn on Sept. 9 … had a tackle and pass breakup in 11 snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had eight tackles, a tackle for loss and pass breakup in 62 snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23 … had nine tackles in 51 snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 … had eight tackles, a tackle for loss and pass breakup in 47 snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game … had 10 tackles and a 63-yard fumble return for a touchdown in 74 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 13 … played 26 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game … had five tackles in 49 snaps at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 … had three tackles and a pass breakup in 13 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18 … had four tackles in 12 snaps against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2.

2016: Shared Special Teams Defensive Player of the Year honors with Chad Smith … had 24 tackles in 106 snaps (15 games) … tied Smith for team lead with 10 special teams tackles … posted five tackles, including a special teams stop, in 37 snaps against SC State … had special teams stop in win over Louisville … saw eight snaps of action at Boston College, with two tackles … special teams player-of-the-game against Syracuse with two tackles in coverage … returned first career interception for a touchdown in the same game, Clemson’s first freshman to earn a “pick six” since Wayne Simmons at Florida State in 1989 … had two special teams tackles at Wake Forest … had five tackles in 20 snaps, including one on special teams, against South Carolina … played seven snaps at safety and posted two tackles, including one on special teams, against Alabama in the National Championship Game.

2015: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: No. 17 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com … had eight interceptions in his last three seasons … had 150 tackles and four interceptions along with 1,292 yards on 90 carries, including six 100-yard rushing games, and seven receptions for 150 yards as a senior … first-team all-state as a defensive player … Shrine Bowl selection … had 47 tackles along with 400 rushing yards and five touchdowns as a junior … hit .474 with five homers and 33 RBIs as a junior center fielder, and .380 as a senior when his team advanced to the second round of the state tournament … coached by Mickey Lineberger … recruited by Dan Brooks and Mike Reed.

Personal: Earned degree in parks, recreation & tourism management in December 2018 … born Sept. 6, 1996.