Who got the snaps against Ohio State? 15 Tigers played final college game

Clemson used 18 on offense, 19 on defense, 18 on special tems in 40-35 Orange Bowl victory

Orange Bowl - Spencer Shuey sacks Braxton Miller

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Orange Bowl - Spencer Shuey sacks Braxton Miller

The Tigers used a pared-down lineup offensively and defensively in their 40-35 Orange Bowl victory over Ohio State.

A total of 19 players saw action on offense, 18 played on defense, and another 18 played on special teams.

Players who saw their final action as Tigers included offensive linemen Tyler Shatley and Brandon Thomas, wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant, tight end Darrell Smith, running back Rod McDowell, quarterback Tajh Boyd, linebackers Spencer Shuey and Quandon Christian, and defensive backs Darius Robinson and Bashaud Breeland.

Special teams players appearing in their final games were Chandler Catanzaro, Phillip Fajgenbaum, C.J. Jones and Jerrodd Williams.

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

Offense (19)

Offensive Line (6): Isaiah Battle 77 (359), Ryan Norton 77 (841), Tyler Shatley 77 (837), Brandon Thomas 77 (865), David Beasley 42 (453), Kalon Davis 35 (500)

Wide Receiver (5): Sammy Watkins 68 (658), Adam Humphries 55 (612), Martavis Bryant 55 (580), Mike Williams 17 (404), Germone Hopper 11 (301)

Tight End (4): Sam Cooper 43 (384), Stanton Seckinger 37 (394), Darrell Smith 8 (199), Jordan Leggett 4 (166)

Running Back (3): Rod McDowell 65 (603), C.J. Davidson 19 (109), D.J. Howard 3 (174)

Quarterback (1): Tajh Boyd 77 (868)

Defense (18)

Defensive End (4): Corey Crawford 58 (569), Vic Beasley 54 (560), Shaq Lawson 18 (337), Tavaris Barnes 14 (292)

Defensive Tackle (4): Grady Jarrett 57 (539), Josh Watson 38 (402), DeShawn Williams 26 (359), D.J. Reader 19 (346)

Linebacker (3): Stephone Anthony 72 (802), Spencer Shuey 72 (747), Quandon Christian 60 (489)

Defensive Backs (7): Robert Smith 72 (814), Jayron Kearse 72 (444), Bashaud Breeland 66 (701), Darius Robinson 53 (671), Garry Peters 25 (247), Martin Jenkins 8 (311), Korrin Wiggins 8 (292)

Special Teams Only (18): Martin Aiken, Ben Boulware, T.J. Burrell, Chandler Catanzaro, Phillip Fajgenbaum, T.J. Green, Corbin Jenkins, Jadar Johnson, C.J. Jones, Eric Mac Lain, Jay Jay McCullough, Bradley Pinion, Daniel Rodriguez, Michael Sobeski, Tony Steward, Cordrea Tankersley, Reid Webster, Jerrodd Williams

Did Not Play: Shaq Anthony, Travis Blanks, Zac Brooks, Rod Byers, Patrick DeStefano, Kevin Dodd, Ronald Geohaghan, B.J. Goodson, Joe Gore, Jay Guillermo, Kellen Jones, Oliver Jones, Chad Kelly, Ammon Lakip, Jerome Maybank, Charone Peake, Matt Porter, Spencer Region, Cole Stoudt, Gifford Timothy, Carlos Watkins, Taylor Watson

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