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#23 Toriano Pride Jr.

Toriano Pride Jr. - Football - Clemson University Athletics
St. Louis, Mo.
High School:
East St. Louis (Ill.) Senior HS

Enters 2023 following a freshman campaign in which he collected 23 tackles (one for loss), four pass breakups, a sack, an interception and a safety in 333 defensive snaps over 14 games (two starts).

2023: Made season debut at Duke on special teams … recorded one tackle vs. Charleston Southern … added four tackles and a pass breakup vs. Florida Atlantic.

2022: Credited with 23 tackles (one for loss), four pass breakups, a sack, an interception and a safety in 333 defensive snaps over 14 games (two starts) … made collegiate debut at Georgia Tech … recorded two tackles vs. Furman … added a tackle and three pass breakups vs. Louisiana Tech … made three tackles at No. 21 Wake Forest … recorded six tackles and his first career interception vs. No. 10 NC State … contributed three tackles at Boston College … registered one tackle vs. Louisville … notched the first sack of his career vs. Miami (Fla.), pulling Jacurri Brown down in the end zone for Clemson’s first safety since 2020 … made one tackle vs. No. 24 North Carolina … credited with five tackles and a pass breakup in the Orange Bowl vs. No. 6 Tennessee.

Before Clemson: National top-40 player according to 247Sports, which rated him No. 39 overall, sixth-best among cornerbacks and second-best in Missouri … On3 Sports ranked him as the nation’s No. 15 overall prospect, including listing him as the nation’s third-best cornerback and top prospect from Missouri … rated him as the nation’s No. 83 overall player, No. 10 cornerback and No. 3 player in the state … ranked No. 112 player in the nation by PrepStar, which also listed him as the No. 9 cornerback in the nation and third-best player in the state … ranked No. 156 overall by ESPN, including listing him as the 16th-best cornerback and fourth-best player in the state … selected to the All-American Bowl in San Antonio … native of St. Louis, Mo. but finished his prep career at East St. Louis High School in Illinois … helped his East St. Louis team to an 11-3 record in 2021 … had 84 tackles and three interceptions as a senior … had 82-yard interception return for a touchdown against Belleville West … played on 2019 state title team at Lutheran North High School in Missouri … played in just six games in 2020 due to the reduced schedule and had 22 tackles for his team that reached the state quarterfinals … had 13 receptions for 340 yards and five touchdowns and added 227 yards rushing and three scores … had 43 tackles in 2018 at St. John Vianney as a freshman … committed to Clemson on June 18, 2021 … enrolled at Clemson in January 2022 … coached by Carl Reed at Lutheran North in 2019 and 2020 before being coached by Darren Sunkett at East St. Louis in 2021.

Personal: Pre-business major … first name pronounced “tore-ee-AH-no” … born Dec. 18, 2003.

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.