Dabo Swinney announces return of several defensive players to Clemson
Clemson will have several talented defensive players back next season.
Dabo Swinney announced a team banquet on Saturday night that defensive players Clelin Ferrell, Austin Bryant, Kendall Joseph and Mark Fields will all return to school.
Dabo Swinney just announced at team banquet that Clelin Ferrell, Austin Bryant, Kendall Joseph, Mark Fields all returning for senior year. Did not say anything about Christian Wilkins.
— Tim Bourret (@TimBourret) January 14, 2018
Bryant, Joseph and Fields are all juniors who will be returning for their senior seasons, while Ferrell is a redshirt sophomore who was eligible for the draft. Ferrell had 9.5 sacks last season, while Bryant had 8.5 sacks. Both defensive linemen were potential high draft picks. Joseph, a linebacker, had 10 tackles in the CFP game loss to Alabama.