Renfrow has big outing in Clemson’s final scrimmage

clemfoot-renfrowThe Clemson Tigers held their final stadium scrimmage of the preseason on Thursday and Socastee product Hunter Renfrow had his biggest day yet.

Renfrow was the top receiver with four receptions for 72 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown reception from Watson. Renfrow, a former walk-on who earned a scholarship last week, apparently cemented his opportunity for playing time this season as a redshirt freshman.

“On offense, (running back) Wayne Gallman continued to run well and (quarterback) Deshaun Watson was outstanding,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “We saw some second-team receivers step up. Hunter Renfrow had a big day. We won’t hesitate to use him.”

Defensively, Jefferie Gibson was the top tackler with seven, while Ben Boulware and Chad Smith had five apiece. Shaq Lawson had three sacks to pace the defense. Eight other players had a tackle for loss.

Swinney also announced that another redshirt freshman, Greg Huegel, will serve as the starting placekicker. Ammon Lakip, the starting kicker last year, is back in school and at practice, but not yet participating. Swinney said Lakip would be suspended for the first three games of the season. He has a chance to come back for the Notre Dame game on October 3.

As far as the day overall, Swinney was pleased with what he saw. “We had been going good-on-good all camp, but today we scrimmaged the first team offense vs. the second team defense. and the second-team offense vs. the first-team defense. The first teams dominated the day except for the overtime period.

Clemson will practice Friday afternoon and Saturday morning before breaking for Fan Day on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.

Photo courtesy of CU Athletics

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