Original walk-on and son of head coach Dabo Swinney … has been the team’s starting holder since his debut season in 2017 … enters 2019 having previously caught nine passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in 151 offensive snaps over 29 career games.
2018: Recorded seven catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in 111 snaps over 15 games while also serving as the holder in every contest … caught a six-yard pass vs. Furman and a seven-yard pass vs. Georgia Southern … caught a two passes for seven yards — one from Chase Brice and one from Hunter Renfrow — at Wake Forest … added another reception vs. No. 16 NC State … scored his first career touchdown on an eight-yard pass from Chase Brice vs. Louisville … caught a two-yard pass vs. No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.
2017: Had two receptions for 15 yards in 40 snaps over 14 games … had a reception at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had a 15-yard reception and special teams tackle against The Citadel on Nov. 18; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game.
Before Clemson: Top receiver for Daniel High School in Clemson, where he had 48 catches for 603 yards and six scores in 2016 … led team in total receptions, yards and touchdowns … had at least two receptions in every game in 2016 … named all-region as a senior, he was team offensive MVP and one of the team captains … had strong early-season game against rival Seneca with six receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown … in win over Ninety Six, had career highs in receptions (7), yards (118) and touchdowns (2) … had longest reception of the year on a 53-yard scoring catch against Wren … had over 900 all-purpose yards including kick returns … as a junior had 33 receptions for 420 yards and five touchdowns … played four years of football, two years of basketball and four years of baseball … played wide receiver, cornerback and various positions on special teams, including holder, at Daniel High School … wore #16 at Daniel … coached by Jeff Fruster.
Personal: Son of Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney; became the first son of a Clemson football head coach to play for the Tigers since 1963 (Jimmy Howard) … his brother, Drew, is a member of the 2018 Clemson football team … majoring in pre-business.
Proud Parents Dabo and Kathleen Swinney (and uncle Tracy!) have a message for Will Swinney, who scored his first career TD today. #ClemsonFamily is not just a phrase. pic.twitter.com/Pu8A6qYeMc— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) November 3, 2018
Proud Parents Dabo and Kathleen Swinney (and uncle Tracy!) have a message for Will Swinney, who scored his first career TD today. #ClemsonFamily is not just a phrase. pic.twitter.com/Pu8A6qYeMc
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) November 3, 2018