Clemson turns to former walk-on on OL
Clemson returns four starting offensive linemen this year, but the one replacement looms large as left tackle Chris Hairston had 23 career starts.
His replacement this spring? A former walk-on tight end.
Phillip Price, a fifth-year senior, came to Clemson as a tight end and has been on scholarship for three seasons, but he’s always been a role player. He wasn’t moved to the offensive line until last season, and enters this fall with a résumé that includes a total of 123 snaps over 29 games and one start.
“He was kind of a role guy for us, a short-yardage goal-line guy,” coach Dabo Swinney said. “We just felt like if he could pick up the weight, he could be a good tackle. He made the move last
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