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Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley is staying in school for his senior season.
The Tigers announced Beasley's decision hours before Wednesday's deadline for draft-eligible underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft. Beasley led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 13 sacks and was second in the league with 23 tackles for loss.
Beasley received a second-round NFL draft grade before Clemson's 40-35 victory over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. He seemed a solid bet to leave along with junior receivers Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant, and cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who each gave up their senior seasons for the pros.
But Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Beasley was torn throughout the decision process before eventually choosing to return. Beasley was a second team All-America selection.
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