Get to know the Tigers: Vic Beasley

Football season is rapidly approaching, so it's time to re-familiarize yourself with some of the guys you'll be cheering on in this fall. Up next in our Get to know the Tigers series is Vic Beasley.

Name: Vic Beasley

Position: Defensive End

Number: 3

Height: 6-2

Weight: 235

Hometown: Adairsville, Georgia

High School: Adairsville High School

2013 Stats: First in the ACC in sacks, Beasley was one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award, one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award and one of 16 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award. He was named first-team All-American by multiple publications and also picked up second-team honors from the AP and FWAA. Beasley finished the season with 44 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, six pass breakups, four caused fumbles, and one recovered fumble over 560 snaps in 13 games, all of which he started. Beasley led Clemson in tackles for loss, sacks, and caused fumbles.

2014 Prediction: After making a big splash in 2012, the big question for Beasley heading into 2013 was whether or not he could become an every down player. After clearing that up, the big question now is whether or not Beasley can break the Clemson career sack record. Currently third on the school's list, Beasley needs eight more to break the record, which is shared by Michael Dean Perry and Gaines Adams. As long as Beasley stays healthy, the record will be his.

Recruiting Background: Recruited to Clemson by former offensive coordinator Billy Napier, Beasley committed to the Tigers as a tight end over offers from Alabama and Auburn. Beasley made the announcement in the library at his high school in August, before the start of his senior season.

Venables Says: "He's athletic, can rush the passer. He's gotten more physical. He is understanding how to play with technique and leverage. He's playing with discipline. I know he can do it. I guess he's got to do it every snap. That's what we're pushing for."

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