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#12 Tyler Venables

Tyler Venables - Football - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
S
Height:
5-10
Weight:
200
Class:
So.
Hometown:
Clemson, S.C.
High School:
D.W. Daniel HS
BIO

Enters 2022 after being credited with 61 tackles (4.5 for loss), a sack, an interception and six pass breakups in 476 snaps over 24 games (two starts) in his first two seasons at Clemson.

2021: Credited with 33 tackles (1.5 for loss), three pass breakups, one sack and one interception over 262 snaps in 12 games (two starts) … made three tackles vs. SC State … credited with three tackles including a special teams stop vs. Georgia Tech … contributed two tackles at NC State … posted five tackles (0.5 for loss) and a pass breakup vs. Boston College … recorded five tackles and added both his first career sack and first career interception at Syracuse … added four tackles and a pass breakup at No. 23 Pitt … notched three tackles vs. Florida State … made two tackles vs. UConn … contributed three tackles and a pass breakup vs. No. 13 Wake Forest … recorded two tackles at South Carolina … made one tackle vs. Iowa State.

2020: Credited with 28 tackles (3.0 for loss) and three pass breakups in 214 snaps over 12 games … made collegiate debut at Wake Forest … posted a tackle for loss and a pass breakup vs. The Citadel … broke up a pass vs. Virginia … recorded a tackle and a pass breakup vs. No. 7 Miami … added two tackles at Georgia Tech … credited with a team-high eight tackles vs. Syracuse … registered one tackle vs. Boston College … added two tackles at No. 4 Notre Dame … made three tackles vs. Pitt … recorded one tackle at Virginia Tech and in Sugar Bowl vs. No. 3 Ohio State.

Before Clemson: Played for Jeff Fruster at Daniel High School in Central, S.C. … ranked as the school’s career passing yardage leader with 6,927 yards … totaled 73 touchdown passes and 38 rushing touchdowns in three years as a quarterback … helped Daniel to an 11-1 record and the third round of the state playoffs as starting quarterback in 2019 … set school record for passing yards in a season with 3,281 as a senior, completing 253-of-374 passes … posted four straight 300-yard passing games at three straight five-touchdown games at various points … recorded 48 combined touchdowns rushing and passing … was also starter on defense, contributing 75 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four interceptions in 2019 … named all-state as a defensive back in 2019 … named Offensive Player of the Year for the region and was a first-team all-region honoree … Mr. Football nominee in the state of South Carolina … first-team all-region and was Player of the Year for the area in 2018 as a junior … second-team USA Today All-State selection that year … threw for 3,006 yards and rushed for 890 as a junior when he helped Daniel to an 11-2 record … completed 243-for-364 passes that year with 26 touchdown passes and just four interceptions … added 163 rushes for 890 yards and 28 rushing touchdowns to finish with 54 combined touchdowns rushing and passing … Shrine Bowl selection … committed to Clemson on June 2, 2019 … recruited to Clemson by Brent Venables and Mickey Conn.

Personal: Born Feb. 22, 2002 … pre-business major … enrolled at Clemson in January 2020 … son of former Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables and brother of former Clemson linebacker Jake Venables … his father played college football at Kansas State … signed with Clemson on December 18, his father’s birthday … played at the same high school that produced future Clemson All-Americans DeAndre Hopkins, Shaq Lawson and Kyle Young.

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.