With the Clemson football season finished for the next nine months, there is still plenty of reasons to watch both the NFC & AFC Championship games this weekend as Clemson is represented on three of the four teams.
Since 2010, Clemson football has had 54 players chosen in the NFL draft and numerous more sign free-agent deals with NFL teams. This weekend a half dozen Clemson players will be on display to help their teams get to the Super Bowl.
Of the four teams playing in the AFC/NFC championship games, only the San Francisco 49ers do not have a former Clemson football product on its active roster. The Chiefs, Titans, and Packers all have former Clemson players on their rosters.
Here is the list of former Clemson football players to watch this weekend.
Kansas City Chiefs:
Sammy Watkins – The former Clemson football All-American started 13 games this year for the Chiefs and logged 52 catches for 673 yards and three touchdowns during the 2019 regular season.
Bashaud Breeland – The 2014 fourth-round pick looks to have finally found a home with the Chiefs after spending time with the Redskins and Packers. Breeland started 15 games for the Chiefs in 2019 logging two interceptions, eight passes defended and 48 total tackles.
Dorian O’Daniel – The 2018 third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs is one of their most important special teams players as he averages more than 25 snaps a game on special teams. Unfortunately for Dorian, he does not see much time on defense, though 12 of 17 snaps on defense this season came last week in the Divisional Round against Deshaun Watson and Houston Texans.
Adam Humphries – The former unsung hero of the Clemson wide receiver room joined the Titans this past offseason after spending his first four years with the Tampa Bay Bucs. Humphries saw action in 12 games, starting three of them. He hauled in 37 catches for 374 yards and two touchdowns in 2019.
Green Bay Packers:
B.J. Goodson – The former fourth-round pick of the New York Giants was traded to the Packers as part of a package that saw both teams swap seventh-round picks.
Goodson has made the most of his new environment. He saw action in 15 games at linebacker for the Packers and had nine starts for a team that went 13-3 during the regular season and accounted for 35 tackles.
The AFC Championship game between the Chiefs and Titans kicks-off at 3:05 pm Eastern on CBS and the NFC Championship game between the Packers and 49ers will kick-off at 6:40 pm on Fox.