The 2018 Clemson football season was one of the best in school history. Today we’ll continue our series grading each position by looking at the wide receivers.
Who would’ve thought that Clemson football would make history going into the 2018 season?
Many Tiger fans thought the team had a great chance to win a National Championship, but what the Tigers did has never been done in the modern history of College Football.
Clemson finished 2018 with a perfect 15-0 record with an ACC Championship, a win in the Cotton Bowl and a National Championship.
Today, we continue our series of looking back at the season by grading the wide receivers for Clemson football.
Wide Receiver Report Card:
The wide receivers got better as the year went on.
Some of that has to do with Trevor Lawrence and his progression. I also think it took some time for chemistry to be built and for some of those young guys to step into their roles.
But, by the end of the season, they were a force to be reckoned with.
By the end of the year, we were seeing Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross just dominate defensive backs. Amari Rodgers progressed, in my opinion, and Hunter Renfrow continued to provide the consistency needed to keep the offense going.
The Tigers proved that they weren’t going anywhere and will continue to be #WRU for years to come. There were some questions coming into this season after the passing attack had fallen off in 2017, but let’s be clear: The passing game is alive and well for Clemson football after this season.
Season Stat Leaders:
Justyn Ross: 46 receptions for 1,000 yards and 9 TDs.
Tee Higgins: 59 receptions for 936 yards and 12 TDs.
Amari Rodgers: 54 receptions for 570 yards and 4 TDs.
Hunter Renfrow: 49 receptions for 544 yards and 1 TD.
After looking at this group over the course of the season, I don’t think you can award them anything but an A.
This group was dominant and did a great job dominating opposing defensive backfields.
Wide Receiver Grade: A