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James Skalski
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James Skalski 2811751
Position: LB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 240
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sharpsburg, Ga.
High School: Northgate HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Has 51 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and three quarterback pressures in 194 snaps over 28 games (two starts) in his career.

2017: Had 37 tackles, two tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and two quarterback pressures in 174 snaps over 14 games (two starts) ... had three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in seven snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 ... had a tackle and kickoff against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 ... had two tackles in 11 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had three tackles in four snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11 ... had a team-high nine tackles and tackle for loss in 36 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18; was his first career start; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had a team-tying-high six tackles in 36 snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25 ... had three tackles and 0.5 sacks in 32 snaps against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 ... had three tackles in 25 snaps against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

2016: Produced 14 tackles in 20 snaps in 14 games ... more than half (eight) of his tackles came on special teams ... appeared in first collegiate game at Auburn, registering a tackle ... special teams player of the game against Boston College, he had a tackle on kickoff coverage ... had four tackles, including two on special teams and one for loss, in nine active snaps against Syracuse ... tallied special teams stop at Wake Forest ... had two tackles on special teams in win over South Carolina ... assisted on a coverage tackle in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State.

Before Clemson: Outstanding all-around athlete ... standout on the football field and the soccer field ... will leave Northgate High as the school’s most decorated athlete ... named first-team all-state as a linebacker and second-team all-state as a punter ... Region 4-AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year ... named the MVP of the Newnan area ... led the team in tackles with 170, 33 of which were tackles for loss ... had 11 sacks, three caused fumbles, two caused fumbles and an interception ... had a pair of defensive touchdowns as well ... handled the punts and had over a 40-yard average ... also handled kickoffs and was second-team all-region kicker as well ... also running back at times for Northgate team that finished 12-2, most wins in school history ... also a three-year starter in soccer ... actually played football and soccer at the same time during the fall of 2013 ... played his high school football for Tommy Walburn ... selected Clemson over offers from Louisville and South Carolina ... recruited by Mike Reed and Brent Venables.

Personal: His sister, Brenna, played softball at Georgia State ... father played football for two years at Oklahoma ... majoring in communication.

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