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#3 Vic Beasley
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235
Year: Redshirt Graduate
Hometown: Adairsville, Ga.
High School: Adairsville HS
Major: Sociology
Experience: 3 Letters

Defensive end who emerged as one of the top pass rushers in the country in 2013 ... one of the team’s most athletic players ... one of only three returning Consensus All-Americans from 2013 ... has 64 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 21 sacks, 20 quarterback pressures, eight pass breakups, five caused fumbles and one recovered fumble in 864 snaps over 35 games (13 starts) in his career ... eighth in school history in sacks ... his 21 sacks are most among active ACC players; needs eight sacks to become Clemson’s career leader and break the record held by Michael Dean Perry and Gaines Adams (28).

2014: Bednarik Award Watch List member in the preseason ... Hendricks Award Watch List member in the preseason ... Lombardi Award Watch List member in the preseason ... Nagurski Trophy Watch List member in the preseason ... Walter Camp Award Watch List member in the preseason ... No. 9 player in the nation in the preseason by NFLDraftScout.com ... No. 1 defensive end in the nation in the preseason by Lindy’s ... preseason First-Team All-ACC (media) ... preseason first-team All-American by Athlon, Lindy’s, Phil Steele and Sporting News ... preseason ACC Player-of-the-Year by Sporting News ... preseason first-team All-ACC by Athlon, Phil Steele and Sporting News.

2013: One of six finalists for the Hendricks Award ... one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award ... one of 16 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award ... Consensus All-American ... first-team All-American by Athlon, Bleacher Report, CBSSports.com, SBNation.com, SI.com, Sporting News, USA Today and Walter Camp ... second-team All-American by AP, FWAA and Phil Steele ... First-Team All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... first-team All-ACC by Athlon, CollegeFootballNews.com, ESPN.com, Phil Steele and Sporting News ... had 44 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, six pass breakups, four caused fumbles and one recovered fumble in 560 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... led the team in tackles for loss, sacks and caused fumbles ... third in school history in sacks and eighth in tackles for loss ... third in the nation in tackles for loss, tied for third in sacks and tied for 10th in caused fumbles ... first in the ACC in sacks, tied for first in caused fumbles and second in tackles for loss ... had a game-high two sacks in 47 snaps against No. 5 Georgia on Aug. 31; it was his first career start ... had six tackles, three sacks, two pass breakups and a caused fumble in 54 snaps at NC State on Sept. 19; named Bednarik Award National Defensive Player-of-the-Week; named ACC Co-Defensive Lineman-of-the-Week; named ACC defensive player-of-the-week by Athlon; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had two tackles, one sack, a pass breakup and caused fumble in 29 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had seven tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks in 43 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5; named ACC Defensive Lineman-of-the-Week; named ACC defensive player-of-the-week by Athlon; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had six tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, a pass breakup and a 13-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Boston College on Oct. 12; named national defensive lineman-of-the-week by CFPA; named ACC Defensive Lineman-of-the-Week; named ACC defensive player-of-the-week by Athlon; received the Leather Helmet Award as the game MVP ... had four tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback pressures and a caused fumble in 51 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had two tackles for loss, a pass breakup and two quarterback pressures in 45 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had six tackles, two sacks and a caused fumble in 65 snaps at No. 9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had five tackles, a game-high four tackles for loss, one sack and two quarterback pressures in 54 snaps against No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3; his four tackles for loss set a Tiger bowl record ... Bednarik Award Watch List member in the preseason ... preseason second-team All-ACC by Lindy’s ... preseason third-team All-ACC by Athlon and Phil Steele.

2012: Honorable mention sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ... had 18 tackles, eight tackles for loss, a team-high eight sacks (fourth-most in the ACC and the only freshman or sophomore in the top 10), eight quarterback pressures, two pass breakups and one caused fumble in 288 snaps over 13 games ... had his first career sack in 12 snaps against No. 25 Auburn at Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 1; the sack came on third down on Auburn’s last drive and thwarted a potential game-tying drive; on first down on the final drive, he had a quarterback pressure that led to an incompletion ... had two tackles and one sack in 25 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had three tackles, a game-high two sacks and two quarterback pressures in 30 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had two tackles, one sack and a pass breakup in 34 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had five tackles, a game-high three sacks and a caused fumble in 44 snaps against NC State on Nov. 17; named ACC Co-Defensive Lineman-of-the-Week; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had a game-tying-high two sacks in the Spring Game.

2011: Had two tackles in 16 snaps over nine games ... Clemson had a 9-0 record in his nine games ... played two snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had a special teams tackle against Wofford on Sept. 10 ... had one tackle in 10 snaps against No. 3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3.

2010: Red-shirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 16 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com ... No. 37 athlete in the nation and No. 37player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... No. 34 outside linebacker in the nation and No. 37 player in Georgia by Scout.com ... No. 33 player in Georgia by SuperPrep ... All-Southeast Region pick by PrepStars ... played running back in high school; had 120 rushes for 828 yards and seven scores as a senior ... had seven punt returns for a 17.3-yard average and two touchdowns ... had just one kickoff return, but he took it 80 yards for a score ... had 102 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and an interception ... played in the Georgia North-South All-Star game; had a blocked field goal ... first-team all-state by AP and Georgia Sportswriter Association ... named all-county and all-area as a junior and senior ... had 57 tackles, two recovered fumbles and an interception as a junior ... had 15 receptions for 200 yards as a junior ... played high school basketball and AAU basketball ... averaged a double-double for the AAU Georgia All-Stars ... coached by Jim Kremer at Adairsville High School ... recruited by Billy Napier ... chose Clemson over Alabama, Auburn and Stanford.

Personal: His father, Victor, played football at Auburn (1982-84) and served as offensive coordinator at Adairsville High School ... graduated August 8, 2014 with a degree in sociology ... born July 8, 1992.

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