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Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins has put last year behind and is ready to get back to his freshman ways. Watkins had 57 receptions for 708 yards a year ago, statistics that would've left him the top receiver in many programs. But they were both drop-offs from his All-America debut season of 2011 when he grabbed 82 passes for 1,209 yards and 12 touchdowns - helping Clemson win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Last year Watkins was sidelined by a two-game suspension for an offseason drug arrest and missed a third contest because of illness. He played just one snap in Clemson's 25-24 victory over LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl because of injury. Watkins is using last year's missteps as fuel for this season - and others have noticed three weeks into Clemson's fall camp. ''There's really no comparison with Sammy from last year,'' offensive coordinator Chad Morris said. ''He's a lot more explosive, a lot more lean. Very determined, very focused. He's had probably as good a camp ...
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