Clemson Football: Tavien Feaster to play at better weight in 2018

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 02: Tavien Feaster
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Clemson football running back Tavien Feaster told the media that he plans to lose some weight this season in hopes to regain some explosiveness this season.

Clemson football player Tavien Feaster is the projected starter at running back this season for the Tigers.

He is expected to split reps fairly evenly with sophomore Travis Etienne.

Feaster gained a lot of weight in 2017 and played at around 220. He told the media on Thursday that it wasn’t a good weight and he hopes to be back down around 215 pounds for the 2018 season.

Bring back the explosiveness

Feaster has been clocked running a 4.34 40-yard dash and, personally, I’d love to see some of that speed come back.

He did look about a step slower in 2017 than he did as a freshman in 2016.

Feaster needed to bulk up to be able to provide better pass-protection, but he may have bulked up just a little too much.

It’s clear, though, that he knows exactly what he needs to do.

I expect that we will see the best version of Tavien Feaster this season. In my opinion, he will prove to be more explosive and show that track speed that he is capable of showing.

He did that last year and as a freshman, but I suspect a huge leap this time around.

T&T, Dynamite

That Clemson football backfield is filled with some explosive T&T (Tavien Feaster and Travis Etienne).

That duo may end up proving to be one of the best in the nation.

I think both guys will continue to show improvements and I hope that we can find ways to get them the ball through passes out of the backfield and touches in 2018.

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Etienne and Feaster are both guys that can take the ball to the house at any time. That kind of explosiveness keeps defenses guessing and can really open up holes for the offense.