Clemson Football vs Louisville: 5 Players to Watch

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Sep 12, 2015; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers safety Jayron Kearse (1) celebrates after making an interception during the first half against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Jayron Kearse

This guy is kind of obvious, but it’s never been more true. Other than Ben Boulware and a handful of others, Jayron Kearse has the most experience on the defense. They are now going into a hostile environment and Kearse needs to step up and be a leader.

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He made the play last season that saved the game for the Clemson Tigers as he chased the runner down and tackled him near the goal line. The Tigers then provided a goal line stand to win the game. We need to see that kind of heart, confidence, and poise from Jayron Kearse. He is the leader now, especially in the secondary, and needs to show why he has assumed that role.

I expect big things from Jayron Kearse and he will be a guy to keep your eye on. Expect Louisville to try some trick plays and it will be up to the safeties (Kearse, Green, and Johnson) to not get caught up with their eyes in the backfield and get burned on a big pass play.

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