Suddenly, the Tigers are richer than ever in tight ends.
Junior Sam Cooper will be back on the field at Death Valley this week for the first time since suffering an ACL injury in the Orange-White spring game.
First-year freshman Jordan Leggett is expected to make his debut against S.C. State after rehabbing an MCL injury that he sustained during the second week of preseason camp.
Redshirt freshman Patrick DeStefano, an offensive lineman pressed into action against Georgia because of the absence of Cooper and Leggett, is ready to go block somebody, just as he did against the Dawgs.
And Jay Jay McCullough, perhaps the most athletic and physically gifted of the bunch, is waiting his turn, as well.
Against Georgia, no one had a more satisfying game than Seckinger, a lightly-recruited wide receiver from Charleston private school Porter Gaud, who grew up with a Georgia grad for a dad and a Clemson grad, and former Tiger volleyball player, for a mom, and has two brothers who are Clemson graduates.
Seckinger always counted himself as a Georgia fan; but that changed when Dabo Swinney and Jeff Scott came calling during the recruiting process.
At first, Clemson offered Seckinger as a greyshirt, with his enrollment delayed until January; though eventually a place opened up so that he could join the Tigers on scholarship in the fall of 2011.
"At the time, I wasn't thinking of Stanton being a tight end, but I was confident that he was going to be a good football player," Swinney said. "We didn't have a scholarship, but we thought so much of him that wanted him on our team. We went to him early and offered as a greyshirt, and said 'here's the deal - we've got Sammy (Watkins) and all those guys committed, but we want you.'
"I felt like he was a guy that had it all in front of him - great intangibles. It's been fun to watch him develop. As he's gotten into the weight room, he's gotten bigger and stronger, and starting seeing him as a guy who could really help us in the slot area.
"He's going to make some nice plays this season, and he's going to make some mistakes. But over the next three years, I think we're going to see him develop into a very, very good player."
Seckinger had a memorable highlight moment against Georgia when he caught a short pass from Tajh Boyd on a third-and-goal play from the nine yard line and made a lunge for the goal line pylon.
Seckinger was at first ruled to have been out of bounds; but after the play was reviewed, he was awarded a touchdown - which proved to be the winning points in the Tigers' 38-35 victory.
Seckinger said Tuesday he can't count all the times he's been asked to describe the play.
"I've only watched it once on film," he said. "I thought I was inbounds, and I was a little surprised at the call. I was pretty sure I had stayed in."
The touchdown and the celebration that followed provided a confidence boost, he said.
"I feel like success builds confidence in anybody," Seckinger said. "To score a touchdown like that and have all your teammates with you, it just makes you know that your teammates and coaches believe in you, and that you can do it."