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Clemson Football Preview

Coming off one of the best seasons in school history, including an Orange Bowl win over Ohio State, Clemson feels like they have turned the corner with their program. While it may be difficult to replicate an 11 win season after losing Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins, Martavis Bryant, and others, there is still enough talent to challenge for a spot in a major bowl game. Major overhauls...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: This Clemson Hype Video Will Get You Fired Up For Tigers Football

It’s going to be a big year for Clemson football. The team lost its star quarterback and wide receiver in Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins, but the team still returns a ton of talent and expectations for the team are high. Clemson went 11-2 last year, and ended the campaign on a high note, upending Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, 40-35.  It will be tough to upend Florida State in the...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Swinney says Clemson won't slow down

Clemson's not slowing down, even without the offensive stars that made them go in receiver Sammy Watkins and quarterback Tajh Boyd. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday his team won't ease up on the attack that averaged better than 40 points and 500 yards for a second straight. Of course, he won't have Watkins and Boyd, the high-performance duo who took center stage...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: An outlook on the 2014 season

Clemson plays Florida State on September 20th. It is no secret that Clemson Football will be facing one of its more challenging seasons this upcoming fall. With playing both Georgia and Florida on the road very early in the season, and having to play ACC new comer Louisville right after back to back home games against North Carolina and North Carolina State, there is hardly room...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Clemson Tweets Picture of Awesome New Cleats

The Clemson Tigers are coming off of a great season that saw them win 11 games and become the only team in South Carolina to win a BCS game. This coming season they have the tough task of replacing Sammy Watkins and Tajh Boyd--not easy.It appears that whoever does will be wearing some awesome new cleats.@ClemsonFB Loading...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Unveils 2 New Nike Football Cleats In Custom Tigers Colors

Believe it or not, next month, we’ll all be watching college football games. As such, teams are starting to unveil the gear they’ll be wearing for the 2014 campaign. One such program is Clemson, which today, gave its followers a look at two new Nike cleats that its players will be wearing this fall. The two models – obviously altered to match Clemson’s orange color scheme...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: The best ACC stadium just got better

The Clemson football program is one that has been increasingly rising on the charts over the past couple of years due to growth and success with multiple seasons. Like all good programs, with growth comes expansion and renovation of facilities to ensure that the program keeps up with its competitors. Clemson has top-notch facilities for its football team, but keeping up with the...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Guiton On Ohio State’s Clemson Loss: ‘If We Could’ve Stopped Sammy Watkins, Would’ve Won’

After 24 straight wins during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Ohio State’s most recent class of seniors ended their football careers with back-to-back defeats. One of those losses came to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game; the other to Clemson in the Orange Bowl.  One of those seniors, backup quarterback Kenny Guiton, is currently re-watching the 40-35 loss to the Tigers for...
Via College Spun
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: High school football camp recap

As the final session of coach Dabo Swinney’s 2014 high school football camp comes to a close, Clemson’s list of commitments for the 2015 class may be growing soon. The two sessions took place on June 9-11 and June 13-15, and they drew in crowds of talented recruits. This camp has traditionally marked the start of the flow of verbal commitments in previous seasons, but with this...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson Football: Players in the NFL

First round draft pick Sammy Watkins running down the hill in Death Valley Head coach Dabo Swinney deserves a round of applause because as of now, 37 Clemson tigers are contracted in the NFL, 36 of which were coached by Swinney himself. In this year alone, five of those players were drafted and three were picked up as free agents. The players are distributed among 16 teams, and for...
Via isportsweb.com
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Does it Pay to Play at Clemson?

Does it pay to play at Clemson?  Clemson is using a little creativity in its recruiting effort.  Recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott tweeted a flashy new poster pointing to how those receivers who have played at Clemson are getting paid at the next level?   The numbers are convincing: since the 2014 NFL draft, former Clemson wide receivers have signed NFL contracts totaling $31...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson’s WR Coach Tweets Graphic That Shows Former Tigers Wideouts’ Salaries In The NFL

Commit to play wide receiver at Clemson, make millions of dollars in the NFL – that’s what the program wants you to think, at least. Tigers wide receivers coach Jeff Scott tweeted out a graphic Thursday night that shows how much four former Clemson wideouts are currently making in the NFL. The list is highlighted by Sammy Watkins, who was drafted No. 4 overall by the Buffalo...
Via College Spun
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: New Buffalo Bills Receiver Sammy Watkins Visits Jim Kelly At The Hospital

The Bills paid a hefty price to land coveted Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who many think is the most pro-ready player that was available in the draft. We’re months away from seeing what Watkins can do on the NFL gridiron, but the early off-the-field returns have been positive. On one of his first days in Buffalo, Watkins went to go visit Bills great Jim Kelly, who is in...
Via College Spun
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins Thinks He’s Ready For Buffalo Winter From Time At Clemson

Newly-drafted Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is in for a rude awakening. Watkins grew up in South Florida and played for Clemson in South Carolina, so you would think that he would be bracing himself for the winter he’s about to spend in frigid Buffalo, N.Y. However, he seems to think he’s ready for it. “At Clemson, I saw a lot of snow this year,” Watkins said...
Via NESN.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills Steal Mid-Round Pick From 49ers For Stevie Johnson

The NFL Draft always gives stories of big trades and big names moving for draft picks.  Today, the San Francisco 49ers made the trade to acquire wide receiver Stevie Johnson for a conditional 2015 fourth-round pick which could become a third.  This was less than 24 hours after the Bills traded up in the first round to draft Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.  The Buffalo Bills...
Via FF Locker Room
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills Expected To Try And Trade WR Stevie Johnson

  Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 in Buffalo reiterates that the Bills could begin shopping veteran WR Stevie Johnson now that they’ve added Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. Buscaglia reported Thursday that Buffalo would try to trade Johnson if they were to come away with a receiver. Buscaglia points out that the Bills have five receivers currently on their roster and will owe Johnson...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A about Sammy Watkins with @TNetRecruiting

Sammy Watkins is a Buffalo Bill. Duh. In probably the biggest draft day trade in Bills history, they are banking on him to change the game for the Bills’ offense. As how we normally do it here at the site whenever a new guy comes into town, I reached out to a writer who would have firsthand knowledge about what player X did at his old stomping grounds. We are joined by a writer...
Via Buffalo Wins
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: 3 Reasons Sammy Watkins Will Bust In Buffalo

Sammy Watkins might have been the most dynamic player on the Draft board Thursday night. Great speed and the ability to stretch the field, solid hands and a hope that he can score whenever the ball is in his hands.While he was expected to be chosen with the third pick in the Draft, it did not take long for the Clemson star to hear his name called from the green room.Welcome to the...
Via Football Nation
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills nab coveted receiver Watkins with bold move

The Buffalo Bills made their boldest, win-now draft-day move in a decade Thursday by trading up five spots to pick Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins with the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft. The Bills gave the Cleveland Browns first- and fourth-round picks in 2015 to move up from ninth to fourth this year. Watkins, a 6-foot-1, 211-pounder, was widely acknowledged as the top receiver...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills go 'bold,' use pair of first-rounders on Watkins

BY DAN BEGNOCHELast season, the Buffalo Bills were able to trade down in the first round of the draft and still nab their franchise quarterback, E.J. Manuel.For his supporting cast, however, the cost was much greater.Buffalo swapped first round picks and traded two 2015 picks to the Cleveland Browns in the opening night of the NFL Draft Thursday, acquiring wide receiver Sammy Watkins...
Via AFC East Daily
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

First-Round Draft Pick Sammy Watkins Takes Selfie With Roger Goodell (Photo)

Spontaneous selfies seem to be the new thing in sports, and first-round draft pick Sammy Watkins decided to get in on the action. The former Clemson wide receiver was picked fourth overall by the Buffalo Bills, and instead of sticking with the traditional bear hug, Watkins took a selfie with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell when he met him on the stage at Radio City Music Hall. While...
Via NESN.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Sammy Watkins Took A Selfie With Roger Goodell

NFL Draft night is the only time Roger Goodell will completely put his guard down for NFL players.  Clemson all american, Sammy Watkins, took advantage of the commish in a cool way, when he snapped this selfie of the two after being selected by the Buffalo Bills. The Browns trade the No.4 pick to the Bills. Buffalo selects WR Sammy Watkins and he takes a selfie with Goodell pic...
Via Thacover2
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills Trade Up to No. 4 Overall, Select Sammy Watkins

The Buffalo Bills have struck a trade with the Cleveland Browns to move up from No. 9 overall to the fourth pick. With Jadeveon Clowney, Greg Robinson and Blake Bortles off the board, Buffalo selected wide receiver Sammy Watkins from Clemson.  Buffalo yielded the ninth pick and a fourth-round pick in this draft as well as a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft to the Browns in...
Via Sportsnaut
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills select WR Sammy Watkins at No. 4 after trading with Browns

The Buffalo Bills had been linked to wide receiver Sammy Watkins of Clemson this past week. While the Bills had the No. 9 pick it was unlikely that Watkins would be on the board at that point. With that knowledge the Bills made a trade with the Cleveland Browns. In exchange for the rights to get Watkins, the Bills gave up the No. 9 pick, their 2015 first round pick and their fourth...
Via Tireball.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft First Round Grades: Buffalo Bills

4th Overall Pick: Sammy Watkins, WR, ClemsonThe Bills were rumored to be trading up, but most people thought they would be going to one or two. Waiting until four made it cheaper to trade up, but was it worth it? I don't know. The Bills are truly banking on E.J. Manuel to preform and lead them to the playoffs next year, because they don't have a first rounder to replace...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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