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Gameday Guide 2017
 
CU Football BIO
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Dorian O'Daniel
Player Profile:
Dorian O'Daniel 1082737
Position: LB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Graduate
Hometown: Olney, Md.
High School: Our Lady of Good Counsel HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Junior who has been one of Clemson's best special teams performers, and moved into a starting linebacker role in 2016 ... has 116 tackles, including 15.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks, in 641 snaps in 40 career games (11 starts) ... has 37 career tackles on special teams alone.

2016: Has 60 tackles in 479 snaps over 15 games (10 starts) ... included in tackle totals are nine stops for loss and 2.5 sacks ... has an interception and caused fumble as well ... logged a tackle for loss in the season opener at Auburn ... posted first career interception in win over Troy ... had sack and additional tackle for loss against Georgia Tech, a big reason the Tigers held the Yellow Jackets to just 124 total yards ... posted four tackles in win over No. 3 Louisville ... had half of a sack, a pass breakup and quarterback pressure in 33 snaps at Boston College ... posted seven tackles, including one for loss, in road win over No. 12 Florida State ... had a tackle for loss against Syracuse ... had a strip sack in loss to Pittsburgh, his first caused fumble of the season ... notched a tackle for loss at Wake Forest ... had half a tackle for loss in 37 snaps against South Carolina... had a tackle for loss against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl

2015: Had 32 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss, in 181 snaps (15 games) ... team leader with 19 special teams tackles ... notched pair of special teams stops against Appalachian State ... had first tackle for loss of the season at Louisville ... came off the bench to earn a share of defensive player-of-the-game honors in the win over Georgia Tech ... posted three tackles for loss in that contest ... named special teams player-of-the-game by Clemson coaches at Miami ... two special teams tackles in win over NC State ... special teams player-of-the-game versus Wake Forest with a pair of tackles in coverage ... had three special teams tackles at South Carolina ... had a coverage tackle in the ACC Championship Game against North Carolina ... tallied three total tackles, including two on special teams, in the Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma.

2014: Had 31 tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and one caused fumble in 87 snaps over 12 games (one start) ... had a team-high 13 special teams tackles ... played one snap on defense and had a team-high four special teams tackles against SC State on Sept. 6 ... had three tackles in 17 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had three tackles, including two special teams tackles, in two snaps against Louisville on Oct. 11 ... had a team-high 10 tackles, one sack and a caused fumble in 41 snaps at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had five tackles in 21 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22; it was his first career start ... had two tackles in five snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29; named team special teams player-of-the-game.

2013: Redshirted ... No. 15 signee in the ACC in the preseason by Lindy's ... No. 18 signee in the ACC in the preseason by Athlon.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 40 player in the nation by Rivals.com ... No. 102 player in the nation by 247Sports.com, No. 46 by PrepStar and No. 112 by ESPN ... played in the U.S. Army All-American game ... No. 6 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com, No. 8 by ESPN, No. 11 by Scout.com and No. 13 by 247Sports.com ... No. 16 outside linebacker in the nation by MaxPreps ... No. 3 player in Maryland by 247Sports.com and ESPN ... member of the top-150 Dream Team by PrepStar ... played running back and linebacker ... helped Our Lady of Good Counsel High School to an 11-1 record as a senior and a No. 1 ranking in the Washington, D.C. area ... first-team all-state and all-conference as a running back ... named Montgomery Sentinel Offensive Player-of-the-Year and Gazette Montgomery County Player-of-the-Year as a senior ... named to the 75th Pigskin Club of Washington All-Metropolitan first team and Washington Post All-Met first team ... contributed to four straight conference championships ... had 1,307 yards on 190 carries and 18 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior ... had a season-high 325 yards on 24 carries in a Sept. win ... had 33 tackles and two sacks on defense as a senior ... had 897 yards on 127 carries and five touchdowns as a junior ... had 38.5 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and five sacks as a junior ... had 560 rushing yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore ... first Tiger signee from the state of Maryland since 1991 (Jeff Fortner) ... coached by Kevin McFadden at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Brent Venables.

Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Sept. 4, 1994.

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