Georgia Tech: who got the snaps?

Tigers run season-high 93 plays against Jackets; Garry Peters, Jonathan Meeks top defensive list

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, left, talks to Clemson cornerback Garry Peters (38) during the stretching portion at the beginning of a practice in Clemson.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, left, talks to Clemson cornerback Garry Peters (38) during the stretching portion at the beginning of a practice in Clemson.

A new season-high in offensive plays - 93 - meant the heaviest workload of the season for several Tigers against Georgia Tech.

Playing every snap for the offense were quarterback Tajh Boyd, center Dalton Freeman and right tackle Gifford Timothy. Left tackle Brandon Thomas played all but one snap, while right guard Tyler Shatley - the ACC's lineman of the week - played all but two.

Cornerback Garry Peters got the first start of his career and logged 59 snaps, which tied him with safety Jonathan Meeks for the team-high on defense.

Also recording their highest snap-counts of the season were tight end Sam Cooper (45), running back Andre Ellington (70), and fullback Darrell Smith (12).

Following is a breakdown of Clemson's player participation against Georgia Tech, with total season snaps in parentheses:

Offense (21)

Offensive Line (8): Dalton Freeman 93 (424), Gifford Timothy 93 (356), Brandon Thomas 92 (441), Tyler Shatley 91 (393), David Beasley 72 (318), Ryan Norton 21 (140), Reid Webster 3 (6), Shaq Anthony 1 (99)

Wide Receiver (5): Jaron Brown 65 (311), DeAndre Hopkins 63 (355), Sammy Watkins 60 (163), Adam Humphries 35 (184), Charone Peake 34 (227)

Tight End (4): Brandon Ford 52 (344), Sam Cooper 45 (111), Stanton Seckinger 5 (49), Eric Mac Lain 3 (30)

Running Back (2): Andre Ellington 70 (331), Rod McDowell 21 (81)

Quarterback (1): Tajh Boyd 93 (436)

Fullback (1): Darrell Smith 12 (44)

Defense (22)

Linebacker (6): Quandon Christian 52 (228), Tig Willard 48 (269), Stephone Anthony 37 (341), Spencer Shuey 24 (109), Corico Wright 12 (92), Tony Steward 6 (37)

Defensive Line (5): Grady Jarrett 40 (232), DeShawn Williams 33 (180), Josh Watson 25 (201), D.J. Reader 19 (105), Carlos Watkins 2 (29)

Defensive End (4): Corey Crawford 50 (260), Malliciah Goodman 43 (279), Tavaris Barnes 19 (116), Vic Beasley 7 (115)

Defensive Back (7): Garry Peters 59 (114), Jonathan Meeks 59 (390), Xavier Brewer 45 (279), Travis Blanks 38 (252), Rashard Hall 24 (280), Bashaud Breeland 17 (279)

Special Teams Only (14): Spencer Benton, Chandler Catanzaro, Cortez Davis, Phillip Fajgenbaum, B.J. Goodson, C.J. Jones, Collins Mauldin, Spencer Region, Michael Sobeski, Dante Stewart, Taylor Watson, Jerrodd Williams, Darius Robinson, Daniel Rodriguez

Did Not Play: Isaiah Battle, Zac Brooks, Martavis Bryant, Rod Byers, Kevin Dodd, Joe Gore, D.J. Howard, Bradley Pinion, Matt Porter, Cole Stoudt, Tra Thomas, Lateek Townsend

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Comments » 3

lhaselden writes:

Was Lateek Townsend injured?

KerryCapps writes:

in response to lhaselden:

Was Lateek Townsend injured?

He had a thigh bruise and didn't dress for the game...

clempsonmark writes:

Where the heck was Sammy? A decoy?

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