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#71  Tristan Leigh

Fairfax, Va.
High School:
James W. Robinson Secondary School

Former five-star recruit who assumed a starting role in 2023 ... enters 2024 having played 826 offensive snaps over 20 career games (11 starts).

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Former five-star recruit who assumed a starting role in 2023 … enters 2024 having played 826 offensive snaps over 20 career games (11 starts).

2023: Played 756 offensive snaps over 13 games (11 starts) … played 61 snaps in first career start at Duke, helping the Tigers exceed both 200 passing yards and 200 rushing yards … played 37 snaps as Clemson amassed 679 yards of offense and 37 first downs vs. Charleston Southern … played 32 snaps in reserve in Clemson’s sack-free win vs. Florida Atlantic … played 51 snaps in a 429-yard effort vs. No. 4 Florida State … played 39 snaps in a win at Syracuse … played 25 snaps as Clemson rushed for 207 yards vs. Wake Forest … played 39 snaps in Cade Klubnik’s 314-yard passing performance at Miami (Fla.) … played 80 snaps in his first start at guard at NC State … returned to left tackle vs. No. 12 Notre Dame, playing 72 snaps and helping propel Phil Mafah to a career-best 186-yard day on the ground … played 70 snaps as Clemson reached 200 passing yards and 200 rushing yards vs. Georgia Tech … played 91 snaps as Clemson produced 466 yards and no sacks vs. No. 20 North Carolina … played 75 snaps and helped power Clemson to 219 rushing yards at South Carolina … played 84 snaps in Clemson’s fourth-quarter comeback win vs. Kentucky in the Gator Bowl. 

2022: Played 50 snaps from scrimmage in five games … played 10 snaps at Georgia Tech … played four snaps vs. Furman … played 13 snaps vs. Louisiana Tech … played seven snaps vs. Miami (Fla.) … played 16 snaps vs. No. 24 North Carolina.

2021: Played 20 snaps in two games while redshirting … Played 10 snaps vs. SC State in collegiate debut … played 10 snaps vs. UConn.

Before Clemson: One of the highest rated offensive linemen in the nation … ranked in the top 25 among all prospects by, and 247Sports … listed as the No. 15 overall player and a five-star prospect by 247Sports, which also ranked him as the fourth-best offensive tackle in the nation and second-best player from Virginia … listed him as the 17th-best overall player, the fourth-best offensive tackle and top player from Virginia … ranked him No. 22 overall as well as the fourth-best offensive tackle and the second-best player from Virginia … PrepStar five-star recruit and Top 150 Dream Team selection who ranked as the nation’s No. 34 overall recruit, including ranking as the No. 2 offensive tackle prospect and No. 2 player in Virginia … also played basketball in high school … also recruited by Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU and Ohio State … selected for All-American Bowl and Polynesian Bowl … earned Virginia High School Player of the Year from the DC Touchdown Club … named first-team All-DMV by NBC Sports Washington … recruited by Brent Venables and Robbie Caldwell … played for Scott Vossler at Robinson High School.

Personal: His father, Stan Leigh, played running back at Virginia from 1990-94 … His mother, Laura Rigney, graduated from
Virginia and George Mason/George Washington School of Medicine and serves as a family nurse practitioner … sociology major … participated in P.A.W. Journey’s service trip to South Africa in spring 2024 … born April 28, 2003.

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