At 6-feet-7 inches tall, Vontrell Jamison is one of the tallest players in the conference. He was moved to the offensive line in 2002 for insurance on the depth chart, but he made his way back to the defensive line last season and appears to be poised to make a significant contribution in 2004.
Jamison was a football and basketball star at Holly Hill Roberts High School who also attended junior college in Mississippi for one year. He recorded 40 solo tackles and 12 assists his last year of high school.
Vontrell Jamison is a defensive end that could be in position for a break out season in 2004. Last season, he saw action on 298 plays, recording 27 total tackles, including 2 for loss and 10 quarterback pressures.
Jamison will battle it out with Charles Bennett, one of the most improved defensive linemen on the team for playing time in 2004. Redshirt freshman Kwam Williams will provide additional depth on the third team.
At 6-feet-7 inches tall, Jamison is one of the tallest players in the conference. He was moved to the offensive line in 2002 for insurance on the depth chart, but he made his way back to the defensive line last season and appears to be poised to make a significant contribution to the team in 2004.
Defensive end is one of the strengths of the team headed into fall practice. "I think we have a chance to be pretty good if we just continue to keep doing what we need to do and what we're coached to do," said defensive coordinator John Lovett. "But I think we've got a chance to be pretty good up front and we should be very good at end."
Vontrell is the cousin of former Clemson basketball star Harold Jamison and Tiger football star Adrian Dingle and is also a standout basketball player. He actually signed to play basketball out of high school before going the JUCO route to Gulf Coast Community College and then on to Tiger Town.
Jamison enters his final year of eligibility at Clemson in position to become a force in the ACC. "He's got really long arms," noted Tommy Bowden this spring. "He's coming on for us. We've got some good ends that are going to be productive." Look for Jamison and Charles Bennett to battle it out all season long for playing time.