Trouble Spots For Clemson
LB Kevin Minter: LSU's overall team MVP, Minter ranks third in the SEC in tackles with 11 and was a finalist for the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker. He was twice named national defensive player of the week - once after making 17 solo tackles against Florida, and again after recording 12 tackles and an interception against Texas A&M.
WR Jarvis Landry: He led the Tigers in receptions with 52 and had four receiving touchdowns. He's averaging just over 10 yards per catch.
C P.J. Lonergan: He started all 12 games at center and rarely came out of the game, while leading the team in total snaps and offensive line grade.
DE Sam Montgomery: The Greenwood, S.C. native and former Clemson recruiting target earned first-team All-SEC and third-team All-America honors. He has 32 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and led the Tigers in sacks with seven.
DE Barkevious Mingo: He led the team with 12 quarterback-hurries, to go with 33 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and four sacks.
S Eric Reid: All-American defensive back had 81 tackles and two interceptions.
PR Odell Beckham Jr.: He returned two punts for touchdowns and is averaging almost 10 yards per attempt.
RB Jeremy Hill: He emerged as a leader in a solid and deep running backs corps.
S Craig Loston: A one-time Clemson recruiting commitment, Loston has 46 tackles and a team-high three interceptions, with 103 return yards.
QB Zach Mettenberger: A junior college transfer who began his college career at Georgia, he ended the season as a 2,500-yard passer.