He has had a distinguished career as Clemson's lead orthopedic surgeon.
Valdes also top 70 player.
Four Tigers ranked among top 150
The Tigers meet the Pride in the winners bracket on Friday night.
Get to know the junior linebacker and some of his favorites.
Clemson head coach won the honor in 2015
All four ranked among the top 100 US Players in Class of 2018
The offensive firepower of defending National Champion South Carolina was too much for the Clemson women's basketball team on Thursday night, as it fell to the No. 4/2 Gamecocks, 66-36, in front of 1,589 fans at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Elijah Thomas captures 17 points and 15 rebounds for his third career double-double.
Clemson defensive tackle has been an All-American on the field
The Clemson women's soccer team heads to Durham, N.C. on Friday to face Texas in an NCAA Second Round match.
Tigers return to Jervey Gym for the first time since Oct. 29