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Kevin Dodd
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Kevin Dodd 825383
Position: DE
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 275
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Taylors, S.C.
High School: Riverside HS
Experience: 2 Letters


Reserve defensive end in his first three active seasons who blossomed into one of the nation’s top pass rushers in 2015 ... declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft following the National Championship Game ... had 107 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks in 1,003 snaps over 39 games in his career ... drafted in the second round (33rd overall) by the Tennessee Titans.

2015: Honorable mention All-ACC (media) ... had 86 tackles, 23.5 for loss and 12 sacks in 784 snaps over 15 games (15 starts) ... also added 13 quarterback pressures ... ranked second nationally in tackles for loss to teammate Shaq Lawson ... also ranked in the national top 10 in sacks ... tallied six tackles, including one for loss, in win over Appalachian State ... notched 1.5 sacks in road win over Louisville, with two pressures ... named co-defensive player of the game with Cordrea Tankersley for that performance ... ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week after compiling 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in win over Notre Dame ... also named coaches defensive player-of-the-game along with Shaq Lawson ... had a sack against Georgia Tech ... posted a tackle for loss and PBU in win at Miami ... coaches player-of-the-game against Wake Forest after tallying four tackles and two sacks ... named coaches player-of-the-game defensively after posting seven tackles including a key fourth-quarter sack at South Carolina ... had a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in the ACC Championship win over North Carolina ... produced a monster game against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl with 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack in 68 snaps ... had career-high five tackles for loss and three sacks, both of which set Clemson single-game postseason records, in National Championship Game against Alabama ... along with D.J. Reader, named defensive player-of-the-game by coaches.

2014: Had eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback pressures in 92 snaps over 12 games ... had two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 18 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30 ... had one tackle for loss in 19 snaps against SC State on Sept. 6 ... had one tackle in 13 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had one tackle in three snaps at Wake Forest on Nov. 6 ... had two tackles, one tackle for loss and two quarterback pressures in 26 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 ... had one tackle in six snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.

2013: Had seven tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback pressure in 40 snaps over four games ... had four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 23 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... had three tackles in 15 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... suffered a season-ending injury and received a medical redshirt.

2012: Had six tackles in 87 snaps over eight games ... had one tackle in eight snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career game ... played 14 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had two tackles in 13 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had three tackles in 22 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... enrolled in January.

Before Clemson: Spent the 2011 season at Hargrave Military Academy ... had an outstanding career in two sports at Riverside High School ... No. 14 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... No. 27 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... played in the South Carolina North-South High School All-Star game; had five tackles, two sacks, a caused fumble and recovered fumble ... all-region and all-county selection ... had 78 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, nine sacks, three caused fumbles, one recovered fumble and four pass breakups as a senior ... outstanding track athlete; joined that team in the spring of 2010 ... county champion in the shotput, runner-up in the discus and named Greenville County Field Athlete-of-the-Year ... region champion in the shot and discus and was a state qualifier in the shotput ... Riverside High School Field Athlete-of-the-Year and was voted as a team captain as a senior ... set school records in the shot (49’ 1”) and discus (128’ 6.5”) ... county shotput champion ... region shotput and discus champion ... named county field athlete-of-the-year ... coached by Steve Eoute in football and Eric Cummings in track at Riverside High School ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Dan Brooks.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born July 14, 1992.

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