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#22 Will Swinney

Position:
WR
Height:
5-9
Weight:
185
Class:
Sr.
Hometown:
Clemson, S.C.
High School:
Daniel HS
BIO

Original walk-on and son of head coach Dabo Swinney … has been the team’s starting holder since his debut season in 2017 … entered 2020 having previously caught 21 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in 297 offensive snaps over 44 career games.

2020: William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist … caught a three-yard pass in games at Wake Forest and vs. The Citadel … added a reception vs. Virginia … caught two passes for 13 yards at Georgia Tech.

2019: Recorded 12 catches for 94 yards in 146 offensive snaps over 15 games while also serving as the holder on placekicks in all contests … posted a four-yard reception and eight-yard punt return vs. Georgia Tech … caught two passes for 24 yards vs. Charlotte … gained four yards on a reception at Louisville … rushed for eight yards vs. Boston College … caught three passes for 11 yards vs. Wofford … gained 13 yards on two receptions at NC State … rushed once vs. Wake Forest … gained 38 yards on three receptions vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game.

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 … 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 also a member of the Clemson football team … majoring in marketing … three-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2017-19) … born Aug. 19, 1998.