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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 entered 2019 with 164 career tackles (4.5 for loss), 10 passes broken up, 2.0 sacks, three interceptions for 89 yards (including a 64-yard return for a touchdown), a forced fumble and a 63-yard fumble return for a touchdown in 1,252 snaps over 44 career games (24 starts).

2019: Thorpe Award semifinalist … first-team All-ACC selection … 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.

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.