T.J. Burrell

Why be excited: A very athletic, versatile linebacker who is a bit undersized but could fit in either outside linebacker or safety. Has good ability to cover and move well but also has a nose for the ball. He has displayed the ability to move well both forward and backward, and also cover running backs in space.

You may not know: Burrell's high school coach, Chuck Reedy, was Clemson's running backs coach from 1978-85, the Tigers' OC from 1986-89, and Baylor's head coach from 1993-96, as well as South Carolina's offensive coordinator in 1998.

How he fits into the depth chart: Clemson will return all three starters at linebacker, but certainly has a need for athletic, quick players who can cover will. If Burrell can pick up Brent Venables' system early, he has a shot at playing time this fall.


Position: LB
High School: Goose Creek High School
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 197 lbs.
Coach: Chuck Reedy
Recruited By: Tony Elliott
Other Offers: South Carolina, Illinois and more

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2011 (Senior): 88 tackles

Combine Stats

40-time: 4.89, Bench max: 365, Squat max: 520

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