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#27 Carson Donnelly

Carson Donnelly - Football - Clemson University Athletics
*Jr. (Graduate)
Birmingham, Ala.
High School:
Briarwood Christian School
* - Redshirt

Original walk-on and key special teamer who enters 2022 with 13 career tackles in 34 career games with 23 defensive snaps.

2021: Recorded six tackles — including two special teams stops — and added a pass breakup over 13 games, including 17 defensive snaps … contributed on special teams vs. No. 5 Georgia … made one tackle vs. SC State … added a special teams tackle at Syracuse … recorded three tackles and a pass breakup vs. UConn … made a special teams stop at South Carolina.

2020: Made six tackles (including four on special teams) and played six defensive snaps in addition to contributing on special teams in all 12 games … contributed a special teams tackle at Wake Forest … added another special teams stop vs. The Citadel … played on special teams vs. Virginia and vs. No. 7 Miami … posted three tackles at Georgia Tech … added a special teams tackle vs. Boston College, sharing team special teams player of the game honors.

2019: Recorded a tackle while contributing primarily on special teams in eight games … made season debut on special teams vs. Georgia Tech … played on special teams vs. Charlotte, vs. Florida State, vs. Boston College, vs. Wofford, vs. Wake Forest and at South Carolina … made a tackle in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 22 Virginia.

2018: Made Clemson debut on special teams vs. Louisville in his lone appearance of his redshirt season.

Before Clemson: Helped Briarwood Christian School to a 12-2 record as a junior … had 62 tackles, five interceptions and eight pass breakups as a junior … had eight games with at least five tackles, including 13 tackles in the season opener, as a junior … had six career interceptions … coached by Fred Yancey at Briarwood Christian School.

Personal: His father, Chris, was a teammate of Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney at Alabama … earned degree in marketing in May 2021 … pursuing postgraduate studies in business administration … born June 28, 2000 … three-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2018-20).

Note: Tackle stats in the bio above reflect statistics from coaches film review. Tackle stats in the table below reflect those as awarded by gameday stat crews.