No. 9: Chad Diehl has reached No. 9 on its countdown of the top 25 players at Clemson.

9. 3-back Chad Diehl, RS Sr.
Of the four Byrnes High School prospects who signed with Clemson in 2007, Diehl has had the best career as a Tiger, locking down the starting fullback/h-back/3-back role.

THE RESUME: He was ranked the No. 19 fullback in the nation by as a high school senior in 2007.

In 676 career snaps, he's caught seven passes for 39 yards and rushed five times for eight yards.

MOVING FORWARD: Numbers don't tell the story with this guy. A look at highlights of the 2009 Music City Bowl against Kentucky will sum up what Diehl's done during his four years at Clemson.

The 6-foot-2, 265-pound redshirt senior has steamrolled paths for James Davis, C.J. Spiller and Jamie Harper, all of whom are in the NFL. Diehl also has one more season with Andre Ellington, another Sunday-caliber player.

Diehl will continue be featured as a lead blocker with first-year offensive coordinator Chad Morris at the helm. While he may see an increased workload in the short-passing game and running, his main focus will be at the point of attack with his blocking. Top Stories