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Deon Cain
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Deon Cain 2072640
Position: WR
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Tampa Bay Technical HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Wide receiver who burst onto the scene as one of Clemson’s biggest downfield threats in 2015 ... had 130 receptions for 2,040 yards and 20 touchdowns in 1,419 snaps over 42 games (14 starts) in his career ... tied for fourth in Clemson history in receiving touchdowns ... had at least one reception in each of the last 37 games he played.

2017: Third-Team All-ACC selection ... had 58 receptions for 734 yards and six touchdowns in 665 snaps over 14 games (13 starts) ... had two receptions for a team-tying-high 70 yards and a touchdown against Kent State on Sept. 2 ... had four receptions for 29 yards at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 ... had three receptions for 25 yards against Boston College on Sept. 23 ... had two receptions for 55 yards at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 ... had four receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 ... had a game-high seven receptions for 55 yards at Syracuse on Oct. 13 ... had a team-tying-high four receptions for a team-high 57 yards and a touchdown against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28 ... had a team-high nine receptions for a team-high 84 yards and a touchdown at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game ... had four receptions for 17 yards against Florida State on Nov. 11 ... had five receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown against The Citadel on Nov. 18 ... had three receptions for 23 yards at South Carolina on Nov. 25 ... had three receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 ... had a game-high six receptions for a game-high 75 yards against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

2016: Second on the team with nine touchdown receptions, part of 38 catches over 15 games and 449 snaps ... averaged team-best 19.1 yards per reception, one of the top season figures in Clemson history ... scored on 23-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the win over Troy ... followed the next time out with a 17-yard touchdown reception against SC State ... had breakout performance against No. 3 Louisville, hauling in two long touchdown catches from Deshaun Watson ... followed with two touchdown catches at Boston College ... had two grabs for 69 yards at Florida State ... posted two long touchdown catches against Syracuse and hauled in five passes total for 125 yards ... caught touchdown pass in the one-point loss to Pittsburgh ... had two big receptions for 69 yards in ACC Championship Game against Virginia Tech ... had five grabs for 94 yards in the National Championship win over Alabama, including a 43-yard catch and run that sparked the Tigers early.

2015: Had 34 catches for 582 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games (one start) ... his 17.1 yards per catch average was best on the team and five touchdown catches tied for third most ... snagged three catches for 36 yards in his first collegiate game ... had two catches for 26 yards in road win at Louisville ... game-high five catches for 96 yards in win over Georgia Tech ... posted two grabs for 97 yards, including a 67-yarder that was a near touchdown at Boston College ... sat out the Miami game for disciplinary reasons ... caught first career touchdown at NC State ... followed with another on a screen pass from 38 yards out the next time out against Florida State ... snagged a 40-yard touchdown catch at Syracuse ... posted an 11-yard touchdown snap against Wake Forest, his fourth straight game with a score ... also threw a 35-yard pass to Hunter Renfrow on his first career attempt ... broke Sammy Watkins’ freshman school record with a fifth straight game with a touchdown at South Carolina; hauled in a 55-yarder against the Gamecocks in the second quarter ... posted two catches in the ACC Championship game against North Carolina ... did not appear in the final two games due to suspension.

Before Clemson: Consensus top-50 national player who was a quarterback most of his high school career ... his performance in practice and during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl contributed to his ranking spike; he had a 54-yard passing touchdown and 50-yard receiving touchdown in the game ... fourth-highest rated signee entering the ACC in 2015 ... No. 17 player and No. 4 wide receiver in the nation and No. 6 player in Florida by Rivals.com ... No. 18 player and No. 32 wide receiver in the nation and No. 9 player in Florida by 247Sports.com ... No. 25 player and No. 2 wide receiver in the nation and No. 9 player in Florida by ESPN ... No. 46 player and No. 7 wide receiver in the nation and No. 9 player in Florida by Scout.com ... second-team All-American by USA Today ... AAAAAAA first-team all-state ... had 1,892 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns along with five passing touchdowns as a senior ... had 1,900 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior ... had 1,627 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore ... coached by Jayson Roberts ... recruited by Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication ... born Aug. 9, 1996.

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