Last time out: who got the snaps against Maryland?

First-year freshmen playing major roles for Tigers

Clemson's Korrin Wiggins looks toward Clemson's Brent Venables during the second quarter at Maryland.

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Clemson's Korrin Wiggins looks toward Clemson's Brent Venables during the second quarter at Maryland.

A handful of first-year freshmen continue to make a big impact for Clemson's Tigers.

Defensive backs Korrin Wiggins (62) and Jayron Kearse (47) combined for 109 snaps during Clemson's victory over Maryland. The total was a season high for Wiggins and the second highest of the season for Kearse.

Also seeing action in the Clemson secondary was first-year freshman Jadar Johnson.

On the defensive line, Shaq Lawson continues to play in regular rotation with Vic Beasley, Corey Crawford and Tavaris Barnes.

Mike Williams played a season-high 41 snaps at wide receiver, while T.J. Green continues to see action. Jordan Leggett played a season-high 30 snaps at tight end, and caught a touchdown pass.

Two more first-year players - Ben Boulware and Cordrea Tankersley - played on special teams against the Terps.

Ten players saw a season high in snaps against Maryland, including nine on offense. Clemson ran a season-high 98 plays against the Terps.

Hitting their top marks for the season were offensive linemen Brandon Thomas, Ryan Norton and Tyler Shatley, and quarterback Tajh Boyd - all with 93; wide receivers Sammy Watkins (71), Adam Humphries (69) and Williams (41); tight ends Sam Cooper (56) and Leggett (30); and running back Rod McDowell (75).

Wiggins was the only player to reach a season high on defense.

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

Offense (30)

Offensive Line (12): Ryan Norton 93 (583), Tyler Shatley 93 (536), Brandon Thomas 93 (568), Gifford Timothy 63 (230), Kalon Davis 60 (342), Shaq Anthony 34 (383), Daiv Beasley 33 (254), Jay Guillermo 5 (115), Eric Mac Lain 5 (94), Reid Webster 5 (103), Isaiah Battle 5 (102), Joe Gore 1 (31)

Wide Receiver (8): Sammy Watkins 71 (406), Adam Humphries 69 (385), Martavis Bryant 54 (360), Mike Williams 41 (252), Germone Hopper 40 (214), Matt Porter 5 (55), T.J. Green 3 (101), Daniel Rodriguez 1 (35)

Tight End (5): Sam Cooper 56 (289), Jordan Leggett 30 (208), Darrell Smith 18 (149), Stanton Seckinger 15 (246), Jay Jay McCullough 1 (33)

Running Back (3): Rod McDowell 75 (353), Zac Brooks 12 (134), D.J. Howard 8 (103)

Quarterback (2): Tajh Boyd 93 (589), Cole Stoudt 5 (83)

Defense (21)

Defensive End (4): Vic Beasley 51 (334), Corey Crawford 50 (341), Tavaris Barnes 22 (172), Shaq Lawson 22 (208)

Defensive Tackle (4): Grady Jarrett 41 (323), D.J. Reader 32 (207), DeShawn Williams 26 (205), Josh Watson 24 (232)

Linebacker (5): Stephone Anthony 72 (501), Spencer Shuey 66 (451), Quandon Christian 26 (266), Tony Steward 7 (91), B.J. Goodson4 (19)

Defensive Back (8): Darius Robinson 73 (392), Robert Smith 69 (489), Korrin Wiggins 62 (194), Jayron Kearse 47 (207), Bashaud Breeland 46 (393), Martin Jenkins 31 (210), Travis Blanks 26 (351)

Special Teams Only (13): Martin Aiken, Ben Boulware, T.J. Burrell, Chandler Catanzaro, C.J. Davidson, Phillip Fajgenbaum, Ronald Geohaghan, Corbin Jenkins, Bradley Pinion, Michael Sobeski, Cordrea Tankersley, Taylor Watson, Jerrodd Williams

Did Not Play: Rod Byers, Patrick DeStefano, Kellen Jones, C.J. Jones, Oliver Jones, Kevin Dodd, Chad Kelly, Ammon Lakip, Jerome Maybank, Garry Peters, Spencer Region, Carlos Watkins

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