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Former Clemson Tigers Star Lands Coaching Job At USF

View of helmets of the Clemson football team.

CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 03: A detailed view of the helmets of the Clemson Tigers before their game against the Louisville Cardinals at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Clemson defensive assistant and former star defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers is joining Jeff Scott's staff at USF, it was announced this afternoon.

Scott was hired by the Bulls earlier this month after a successful stint as Clemson's offensive coordinator. Now, he's bringing Bowers with him to Tampa.

"Da'Quan was an absolutely dominant player for us at Clemson and I am excited that he will bring that experience and his professional playing experience to coaching our players at USF," Scott said. "Da'Quan has been doing great work with our defensive line the last two years at Clemson and is ready to excel in his first full-time coaching opportunity."

A consensus All-American and 2010 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner, Bowers was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played five seasons in the NFL before spending the 2017 campaign with the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL.

Bowers returned to Clemson in 2018 to assist with the defensive line.

Bowers released a statement on his time at Clemson and his new position earlier this afternoon.

Both Scott and Bowers will remain with Clemson through the College Football Playoff.

The Tigers beat Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl last night and will face LSU for the national title on January 13.