Another defensive starter decides to return
Clemson’s defense got more good news on Sunday night. Security Nolan Turner revealed via Instagram he will return to Clemson for one more season.
With Turner’s return, it suggests Clemson will have all 11 starters back from the 2020 season. A year in which the Tigers’ led the ACC in total defense and was second in scoring defense.
Turner was a second-team All-American according to USA Today in 2020. He was also a second-team All-ACC choice also.
The safety made all-conference nods from the Associated Press (second-team) and Pro Football Focus (first-team), too.
Turner, a starter for the Tigers this past season, finished second on the Clemson group in tackles in 2020 with 54. He likewise had 6 tackles for loss in his 11 starts, while grabbing three interceptions. He also separated 2 passes, while playing in all 12 video games.
The Alabama native did not begin the Sugar Bowl versus Ohio State and was suspended for the entire very first half due to a targeting call against Notre Dame in the 4th quarter of the ACC Champion Video Game. He still ended up the game with five tackles.
Turner has 178 deals with, including 11.5 takes on for loss in his career. He also has 6 profession interceptions and has broken up 16 passes. He likewise has a sack and a forced fumble to his credit.