The Tigers will be without a defensive end for the 2017 season.
Clemson defensive end Richard Yeargin suffered a neck injury during a car accident. As a result of the injury, he will miss the 2017 season, according to head coach Dabo Swinney.
Swinney had the following to say about his player:
“Richard suffered the same type of injury that Mike Williams had in 2015 as the result of an automobile accident over the weekend,” said Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney. “The good news is that he will be fine long term. He will miss this season as he recovers.”
Yeargin ended the spring as a second-team defensive end. The former 4-star recruit from Fort Lauderdale, FL, had 15 tackles in 10 games as a freshman in 2015. During his sophomore campaign in 2016, he racked up 14 tackles, including four tackles for loss, in 12 games during Clemson's run to the national championship.
Yeargin posted that message to Twitter via Instagram that was later taken down that thanked those who were worried about his health and mentioned that he was okay.