Who got the snaps? DeStefano fills in at TE, Lawson and Wiggins lead freshmen

Tigers stay with top four at WR, 25 players see action on defense

Georgia's Aaron Murray turns around for a timeout while Clemson's DeShawn Williams and Clemson's Shaq Lawson celebrate fans making noise at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C.

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Georgia's Aaron Murray turns around for a timeout while Clemson's DeShawn Williams and Clemson's Shaq Lawson celebrate fans making noise at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C.

There were few surprises in Clemson's playing lineup against Georgia, as the coaches stuck with most of their first-line players against the Bulldogs.

The most notable exception was redshirt freshman offensive lineman Patrick DeStefano, who donned No. 43 and played 13 snaps at tight end.

Destefano's tight end role was a well-kept secret, as he was not listed on the Tigers' depth chart for the Georgia game.

At wide receiver, the Tigers went with basically its all-junior four-man rotation of Martavis Bryant, Charone Peake, Sammy Watkins and Adam Humphries. Redshirt freshman Germone Hopper got four snaps and first-year freshman Mike Williams had one.

Rod McDowell played 56 snaps at running back, while Zac Brooks played 12 and D.J. Howard 11. The Tigers' fourth running back, C.J. Davidson, played only on special teams.

Getting the most playing time among Clemson's first-year freshmen were defensive end Shaq Lawson with 30 snaps and nickel back Korrin Wiggins with 19. Ben Boulware and Cordrea Tankersley played on special teams.

Following is a breakdown of Clemson's player participation against Georgia:

Offense (19)

Offensive Line (6), David Beasley 79, Tyler Shatley 79, Brandon Thomas 79, Gifford Timothy 79, Ryan Norton 78, Reid Webster 1

Tight End (3): Stanton Seckinger 40, Darrell Smith 40, Patrick DeStefano 13

Wide Receiver (6): Martavis Bryant 65, Charone Peake 58, Sammy Watkins 51, Adam Humphries 25, Germone Hopper 4, Mike Williams 1

Running Back (3): Rod McDowell 56, Zac Brooks 12, D.J. Howard 11

Quarterback (1): Tajh Boyd 79

Defense (25)

Defensive Tackle (5): Grady Jarrett 46, Carlos Watkins 34, Josh Watson 33, DeShawn Williams 26, D.J. Reader 8

Defensive End (5): Corey Crawford 50, Vic Beasley 47, Shaq Lawson 30, Tavaris Barnes 22, Kevin Dodd 2

Linebacker (7): Stephone Anthony 71, Spencer Shuey 60, Quandon Christian 57, Tony Steward 11, T.J. Burrell 8, B.J. Goodson 7, Kellen Jones 4

Defensive Back (8): Travis Blanks 74, Robert Smith 67, Bashaud Breeland 58, Garry Peters 49, Darius Robinson 30, Korrin Wiggins 19, Taylor Watson 8, Martin Jenkins 5

Special Teams Only (15): Martin Aiken, Ben Boulware, Chandler Catanzaro, C.J. Davidson, Kalon Davis, Phillip Fajgenbaum, Corbin Jenkins, Eric Mac Lain, C.J. Jones, Bradley Pinion, Matt Porter, Daniel Rodriguez, Michael Sobeski, Cordrea Tankersley, Jerrodd Williams

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henslecd writes:

The biggest surprise is DJ Reader only getting 8 snaps.

columbiabill writes:

in response to henslecd:

The biggest surprise is DJ Reader only getting 8 snaps.

I think he had a shoulder separation early in the game.

KerryCapps writes:

in response to columbiabill:

I think he had a shoulder separation early in the game.

That was Martin Jenkins with the shoulder injury. Dabo said Tuesday that Reader hadn't practiced well the week before the game, so they stayed with Carlos Watkins, with whom he would likely have split snaps.

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