2014 Bowl Central Moneymaker - Russell Athletic Bowl
#58 Ryan Norton
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 285
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Simpsonville, S.C.
High School: Mauldin HS
Major: History
Experience: 2 Letters

Was the top reserve on the offensive line in 2012 and was the starter at center in 2013 ... has seen significant action at both center and offensive guard ... has 37 knockdowns in 1,118 snaps over 25 games (13 starts) in his career.

2014: Rimington Trophy Watch List member in the preseason ... preseason fourth-team All-ACC by Athlon.

2013: Had 28 knockdowns in 841 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... had a team-high two knockdowns in 78 snaps against No. 5 Georgia on Aug. 31; it was his first career start; named ACC Co-Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week ... had three knockdowns in 32 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 82 snaps at NC State on Sept. 19 ... had two knockdowns in 47 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had three knockdowns in 67 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 82 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had two knockdowns in 72 snaps against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had one knockdown in 93 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had one knockdown in 33 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had a team-high three knockdowns in 59 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had three knockdowns in 59 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 60 snaps at No. 9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 77 snaps against No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.

2012: Had nine knockdowns in 277 snaps over 12 games ... had two knockdowns in 49 snaps in his first career game against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had two knockdowns in 55 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had one knockdown in 15 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had one knockdown in 21 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had two knockdowns in 29 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... played 46 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had one knockdown in 33 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10.

2011: Red-shirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 11 center in the nation by ESPN.com and Rivals.com ... No. 18 center in the nation by Scout.com ... No. 21 overall player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... played as an offensive guard in the Shrine Bowl ... all-state, all-region and all-county as a senior ... Big 16 Upperstate Lineman-of-the-Year as a senior ... had an average grade in the 90s during his senior season at Mauldin High School ... all-state, all-region and all-county selection in the discus ... all-region and all-county pick in the shotput ... coached by Doug Shaw at Mauldin High ... recruited by Danny Pearman.

Personal: Majoring in history ... born Nov. 30, 1992.

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