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Scott Pagano
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Scott Pagano 1086843
Position: DT
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 295
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
High School: Moanalua HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Defensive tackle who has seen time as both a starter and reserve the past two seasons ... has 92 tackles, 6.5 for loss and two sacks in 705 snaps over 31 career games (13 starts).

2016: Earned share of defense's 12th Man Award, along with Austin Bryant and Marcus Edmond ... produced 31 tackles, 4.5 for loss and two sacks in 299 snaps over 12 games (four starts) ... added four quarterback pressures, despite suffering a foot injury against Pittsburgh, which forced him to miss the final three games of the regular season ... posted three tackles in game at Auburn ... made first career sack in win over SC State ... played 24 snaps at Georgia Tech with four tackles ...  had a tackle for loss on a key fourth down stop at Boston College ... had 1.5 tackles for loss, including a sack, in overtime win against NC State ... returned to action in bowl season, with two tackles against both Ohio State and Alabama ... added a tackle for loss in the shutout win over the Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl.

2015: Had 51 tackles, two tackles for loss and two quarterback pressures in 352 snaps over 15 games (nine starts) ... made the most of his first career start against Wofford, tallying seven tackles (one for loss) in 31 snaps ... had four tackles in 37 snaps at Louisville ... started and tallied four tackles in 29 snaps against Notre Dame ... made most of his 26 snaps in win over Georgia Tech with an astounding 12 total tackles ... notched half of a tackle for loss in ACC Championship Game win over North Carolina.

2014: Had 10 tackles and one quarterback pressure in 54 snaps over four games ... had four tackles in 19 snaps against SC State on Sept. 6, his first career game ... had four tackles in 14 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had one tackle in 11 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 ... had one tackle in 10 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.

2013: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 104 player in the nation by Rivals.com ... Lombardi Award winner from Rivals.com as the top defensive lineman in the Western region of the United States ... No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... played in U.S. Army All-American game ... No. 1 player in Hawaii by Rivals.com ... No. 2 player in Hawaii by ESPN ... No. 28 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 3 player in Hawaii by 247Sports.com ... No. 23 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN ... top-300 player in the nation by ESPN ... No. 145 player in the nation by PrepStar ... member of the top-150 Dream Team by PrepStar ... had 56 tackles, a school-record 32 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks, six blocked kicks, six caused fumbles and three recovered fumbles as a senior ... had 72 tackles, 30 tackles for loss and five sacks, three caused fumbles and four recovered fumbles as a junior ... two-time team captain ... named “Hardest Working Player” on the team as a junior and senior ... first-team all-state and all-conference as a junior and senior ... chosen for the Hawaii State Senior Bowl ... first Tiger signee from the state of Hawaii since 1986 (Allen Smith) ... coached by Arnold Martinez at Moanalua High School ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Brent Venables.

Personal: Has many relatives who live in Easley, S.C. ... earned undergraduate degree in sociology in December 2016 ... born Feb. 4, 1995.

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