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#53 Regan Upshaw

Regan Upshaw - Football - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
DE
Height:
5-11
Weight:
240
Class:
+*Sr. (Graduate)
Hometown:
Bradenton, Fla.
High School:
Alonso HS
* - Redshirt
BIO

Original walk-on who returns for his extra year of eligibility in 2021 credited with 31 career tackles (3.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks and a pass breakup in 215 career snaps over 36 games … former rugby player who did not play football until arriving at Clemson.

2020: Credited with 19 tackles (3.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks and a pass breakup in 166 snaps over 10 games … placed on scholarship for 2020 … posted four tackles (1.5 for loss) including his first career sack as well as a pass breakup at Wake Forest … tied for team lead with six tackles, including a half-sack, vs. The Citadel … added four tackles vs. Virginia … made three tackles (0.5 for loss) at Georgia Tech … recorded a sack vs. Pitt … made one tackle in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame.

2019: Contributed eight tackles in 41 defensive snaps over 13 games … transitioned to defensive end from linebacker prior to the season … recorded a tackle vs. Georgia Tech and at Syracuse … contributed vs. Charlotte … added a tackle vs. Florida State and at Louisville … saw action vs. Boston College … recorded two tackles vs. Wofford … added a tackle vs. Wake Forest and at South Carolina.

2018: Appeared in nine games … credited with two tackles in eight snaps in the season opener against Furman … played on special teams in an additional eight games.

2017: Had two tackles, both on special teams, in four games … had two special teams tackles against The Citadel on Nov. 18.

2016: Did not appear in a game.

Before Clemson: Attended Alonso High School.

Personal: Father, Regan Upshaw, was the No. 12 overall selection of the 1996 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played nine seasons for five teams … was a competitive rugby and hockey player in his youth before playing football for the first time in college … earned degree in economics in May 2020 … completed microinternship with WH Trucking in 2018 … born Nov. 20, 1997.