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#7 Taisun Phommachanh

Taisun Phommachanh - Football - Clemson University Athletics
BIO

Entered 2021 having completed 11-of-29 passes for 73 yards and having rushed for 81 yards on 19 carries in 86 snaps over seven games.

2021: Went 7-of-10 for 75 yards with one touchdown and one interception vs. SC State … the passing touchdown vs. SC State was the first of his career and came in the same end zone he was driving toward when he tore his Achilles 161 days earlier during Clemson’s spring game on April 3, 2021 … played briefly in reserve at NC State … rushed once for two yards at Syracuse … completed 3-of-7 passes for 23 yards and rushed twice for 15 yards at No. 23 Pitt … rushed four times for 33 yards at Louisville, including a career-long 26-yard jaunt on his first snap of the game … completed a 33-yard pass and rushed three times for 16 yards with his first career rushing touchdown vs. UConn.

2020: Completed 5-of-17 passes for 17 yards and rushed seven times for 25 yards in 43 snaps over four games … completed two-of-four passes for nine yards with an interception and added a seven-yard rush at Wake Forest … went 1-of-5 passing and gained 13 yards on two carries vs. The Citadel … rushed twice for three yards vs. No. 7 Miami … completed 2-of-7 passes for nine yards and rushed twice for two yards at Georgia Tech.

2019: Played 43 snaps over three games while redshirting, completing 6-of-12 passes for 56 yards and rushing for 56 yards on 12 carriesrushed five times for 21 yards in his collegiate debut vs. Georgia Tech … completed 5-of-9 passes for 52 yards and rushed twice for 19 yards vs. Charlotte … completed a four-yard pass and rushed five times for 16 yards vs. Florida State.

Before Clemson: Among the top quarterbacks in the nation … ranked as 166th-best overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, who also call him the No. 1 player in Connecticut and eighth-best pocket passing quarterback in the nation … Rivals.com listed him as best player in Connecticut and fifth best quarterback in the nation … 247Sports ranked him as the fifth-best player in Connecticut and third-best quarterback in the nation … consensus four-star prospect … played his high school football for the Winged Beavers of Avon Old Farms School for Pierce Brennan … played two years at Harding High School in Bridgeport and two at Avon Old Farms Prep … for his high school career, he completed 339 of 556 passes for 5,224 yards and 46 touchdowns against 12 interceptions … also had 300 rushes for 1,264 yards and 25 touchdowns, giving him 6,492 yards of total offense and 71 touchdowns … had his best year in 2017 when he had passing efficiency of 205 … completed 135-192 passes for 2,253 yards and 22 touchdowns against just one interception at Avon Old Farms in 2017 … also had 122 carries for 633 yards for another 17 touchdowns … accounted for 39 touchdowns in just nine games … took team to 8-1 record … had injury plagued 2018 and played just six games … was 73-128 for 1,066 yards and nine scores … had another 163 yards rushing and two scores … posted high school career passing efficiency of 162 … primary Clemson recruiter was Brandon Streeter … played high school prep football in Connecticut, same region as unanimous Clemson All-American Christian Wilkins … committed to Clemson on April 14, 2018 … enrolled at Clemson in January 2019.

Personal: Born Sept. 25, 2000 … earned degree in psychology in August 2022 … name is pronounced Tyson; PUMA-chon.