Clemson DE Shaq Lawson will declare for NFL Draft

After losing superstars like Stephone Anthony, Vic Beasley, and Grady Jarrett from last year’s top Clemson defense, many expected a big slide for the Tigers on that side of the field. After finishing first nationally in total defense in 2014, Clemson repeated in the top 10, currently ranking seventh in that category. A big reason: defensive end Shaq Lawson, who has 55 total tackles...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Future is Bright for Falcons' Grady Jarrett

Less than 24 hours after evading a house fire that severely damaged his childhood home in Conyers, Georgia, the Atlanta Falcons picked Jarrett 137th overall; the first pick of the fifth round. Many consider Jarrett an absolute steal on the third day of the draft, which was another reminder of the bitter sweet feeling surrounding this dynamic prospect. Many projected him in the second...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Draftee Grady Jarrett’s House Nearly Burns Down At Draft Party

Grady Jarrett’s dream’s of making it to the NFL finally came true on Saturday when the former Clemson defensive tackle was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 137th overall pick. That joyful moment was somewhat subdued, though, because Jarrett’s house caught fire Friday evening with Jarrett and 50 family members inside during a draft party. Fortunately...
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons draft pick uninjured in fire at family's home

  New Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett had a major scare while he waited for his name to be called in the NFL draft Friday night. Jarrett, picked by Atlanta in the fifth round Saturday, said he and about 40 family members and close friends were at his mother's house in Conyers, Georgia, about 23 miles east of downtown Atlanta, when it caught fire in the early evening. "We...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons draft pick Grady Jarrett’s family home burns down the night before he is drafted

At the beginning of the fourth round of the NFL Draft, someone asked me if I thought Grady Jarrett could wind up with the Atlanta Falcons. My response was simple. “Anything is possible on the third day of the Draft.” Now, two Clemson players who helped the Tigers defense will now help Dan Quinn revitalize Atlanta’s. Jarrett, who shocking lasted until Round 4 today, had some...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons’ Grady Jarrett’s house burned down during draft

Former Clemson Tigers defensive lineman Grady Jarrett has been waiting to hear his name called in the 2015 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, while he was waiting for one of the biggest moments in his life, a devastating incident took place. According to reports, half of Jarrett’s house burned down on Friday night while he was waiting to be drafted. Luckily, no one was injured, but half...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons draft pick's house burned down during draft

By Matt Hladik Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Saturday. Getting drafted is a much-needed dose of good news for Jarrett, who reportedly had half of his home burn down on Friday night. Ross Jones of FOX Sports reports that no one was injured in the fire, but all of Jarrett's Clemson memorabilia...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

By staying in school, NFL Draft hopeful Grady Jarrett defied the odds

Grady Jarrett needed a reminder his birthday fell two days before the NFL Draft. Preparing for the life-changing event has completely consumed the former Clemson defensive tackle's life since his collegiate career concluded nearly four months ago. "That's right ... I keep forgetting things like that," Jarrett said with a laugh. "There's a lot to celebrate this time of year. I'm just...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Georgia Quarterback Hutson Mason Reflects On Clemson Recruitment, When Tigers Went Back On Promise Of Offer

Clemson and Georgia are only about 75 miles apart, so it is no surprise that the two programs compete for many of the same top recruits. With that comes stories from players on both teams about being recruited by the other. Last week, Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett spoke about being disappointed when his home state Dawgs didn’t offer him. New Georgia starting quarterback...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson DT Grady Jarrett On Home-State UGA Passing Him Over: “They Didn’t Want Me Down There”

Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett grew up just over an hour from Athens, so he is still disappointed that the home-state Bulldogs never went hard after him as a recruit. Jarrett expressed as much today, when he discussed Clemson’s week one opponent. DT Grady Jarrett, on playing home-state UGA: “Them boys, they didn’t want me down there. And I ain’t never forgotten about...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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