Clemson center posts tribute to fellow linemen

It’s been a historic year for Clemson and one that center Jay Guillermo will not forget any time soon. Guillermo, whose struggles with alcoholism early in his college career have been well documented, posted a tribute to his fellow linemen after the Tigers fell 45-40 to Alabama in the national title game to finish the season 14-1.Guillermo, a 6-3, 325-pound junior who was named...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Clemson Center Jay Guillermo To His Fellow Offensive Linemen: “Brothers For Life”

One of the most inspirational stories on this year’s Clemson team was that of Jay Guillermo. The Tiger center left school due to a bout with depression and frequent binge drinking after breaking his foot in 2014, but returned this year and won the starting job. On Monday, he anchored a Clemson offensive line that held up pretty well against Alabama’s ridiculously deep and talented...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Title fight: Clemson's O-line vs. Alabama's defensive front

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson's offensive line has conquered challenges all season. Its final - and perhaps biggest - will come in the national championship game against Alabama's dominating defense. ''We've always been a question mark around here,'' Tigers center Jay Guillermo said. There certainly will be more questions about the line and the top-ranked Tigers (14-0) leading up...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Clemson's Guillermo opens up about overcoming depression, alcholism

The 2015 season has been all smiles for No. 1 Clemson, but that wasn’t always the case for Tigers center Jay Guillermo.In a recent article published by the New York Times, Guillermo, a junior all-ACC performer, discussed how he struggled with depression and alcohol abuse upon arriving at Clemson and described how, with the help of his grandfather, Ron Greene, he was able to get...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Here are the winners of the 2015 Herbie Awards

Every year, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit gives out his Herbie Awards to some of the best players in the country. Much like any team in college football across the country, Herbstreit’s awards include categories like Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and the Ultimate Herbie, his version of the Heisman Trophy. Here is the full list of awards...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Presents His Annual “Herbie Awards” For 2015 College Football Season

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit presented his annual “Herbie Awards” for the 2015 season this evening.  The categories: Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Play of the Year, Best Supporting Teammate, Season-Defining Moment and, most importantly, Ultimate Herbie.  Kirk Herbstreit. Here are the winners, along with the runner-ups: Offensive...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU DE DeMarcus Walker Honored by ACC

Monday November 30, 2015Courtesy of TheACC.comLINK: ACC ANNOUNCES FINAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Clemson and Virginia Tech lead final weekly honorees of 2015 season GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Top-ranked Clemson and Virginia Tech led the way with two selections apiece as the Atlantic Coast Conference announced its final Football Players of the Week of the 2015 season on...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

On the Beat: Clemson C Jay Guillermo wins another weekly ACC award

CLEMSON – No statistics can qualify individual offensive linemen, so Jay Guillermo’s latest feat is fairly notable to his journey.
Via The Post and Courier - Clemson
October 19, 2015

ACC stars of the week: Three schools have multiple honorees

This week Florida State, Wake Forest and Pitt each had two players earn ACC weekly honors.Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after the star sophomore rumbled for 222 yards and two touchdowns to give the Seminoles a 29-24 victory over the rival Miami Hurricanes.The 222 rushing yards were the most ever by a FSU back in a game against...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC/Notre Dame Fallout: Paul Johnson, Eric Dungey, Jay Guillermo, And More.

Welcome to the Fallout - ACC/Notre Dame edition.Return to the scene of the crime. Week 3 sees Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson's first trip to Notre Dame since leading Navy to its first win over the Fighting Irish in 43 years in 2007. (ESPN)Dungey and Dragons. Joe Kekis profiles Rutgers freshman starting quarterback Eric Dungey. (AP)Must read article of the day.Aaron Brenner...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Clemson starting center Ryan Norton out with knee injury

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson starting center Ryan Norton will miss the game against Louisville on Thursday night with a right knee ligament sprain. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday that Norton sprained an MCL in his knee during drills on Monday. Sophomore Jay Guillermo will move into Norton's starting spot with freshman Justin Falcinelli as the backup. Norton is a 6-foot-3...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Back in the game: Clemson center Jay Guillermo returns after battle with depression

CLEMSON – Chop, chop, chop. Pine trees fell to the earth in a tiny town in western North Carolina, brought down by the former and future Clemson football player desperately trying to find himself.
Via The Post and Courier - Clemson
September 14, 2015
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