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Clemson DC Brent Venables believes in true freshmen

After the departure of defensive All-ACC first team selections Vic Beasley, Grady Jarrett, and Stephone Anthony, the Clemson defense is hard pressed to return to last year’s dominant form. They were second in all of college football in points allowed/game (17.5) and in total yards allowed (278). Clemson hit their stride by the end of the season and only gave up 7.7 points/game...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Clemson Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables Is Incredibly Impressed With Freshman Class: “I Think We Hit It”

Twitter/@bartboat After having one of the nation’s best defenses in 2014, that side of the ball will be almost completely overhauled for Clemson. Defensive coordinator Brent Venables has his work cut out for him without guys like Stephone Anthony, Vic Beasley, Grady Jarrett, but he could not be more impressed with the freshmen Tigers that join the team this year. The Clemson Insider...
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August 10, 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

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

Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was just selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Getting drafted is a much-needed dose of good news for Jarrett, who reportedly had half of his home burn down last night while he and family members waited to see if he’d be chosen in the second or third rounds.  #Falcons DT Grady Jarrett’s family home...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Breakdown: Clemson’s Grady Jarrett

Grady Jarrett, Defensive Tackle, University of Clemson  Height: 6’1″ (From Combine) Weight: 304 lbs (From Combine) Year: Sr Trait Notes:Get Off – B-Short Area Quickness – CReaction – CStrength – B-Leverage – C+Disruption – CInstincts – COverall Current Grade – C+ 7.5Overall Ceiling Grade – B Get off, short area quickness and reactionary skills: Jarrett...
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April 16, 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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