The Clemson Tigers began their final week of practice on Monday with their last full-pads workout before their Spring Game Saturday.
While Clemson’s Travis Etienne has garnered much of the attention among the running backs as he enters his sophomore season, rising senior Tavien Feaster aims to remind people of his presence in the backfield.
Feaster carried for 669 yards and eight total touchdowns (one receiving) after starting 11 of the Tigers’ 14 games. The Spartanburg native ranked eighth in Clemson history in yards per carry in a season 6.3 yards per touch on 112 carries.
Etienne and Adam Choice look to try and split time with Feaster, with the incumbent trio mindful of highly-touted freshman Lyn-J Dixon’s arrival in the Fall.
Feaster says he welcomes the competition:
One more player who looks to make an increased presence is defensive back K’Von Wallace. The junior from Richmond contributed at both cornerback and safety, becoming the Tigers’ Swiss-Army knife of sorts in the secondary.
After Ryan Carter’s departure for graduation, Wallace projects to play more corner this season, but could still shift back to safety if needed.
Wallace says wherever he is, he hopes to make the most of his opportunities:
The Tigers will practice once more on Wednesday in shoulder pads and shorts, before strapping things on one final time Saturday in front of the fans at Death Valley. Head Coach Dabo Swinney hopes the Clemson faithful shows up in kind:
Clemson’s Spring Game begins at 2:30 PM Saturday and will be featured on ESPN.