The Clemson Tigers only return four starting players from last season on their defense for 2015. Now, they are down one more after defensive back Korrin Wiggins tore his ACL on Wednesday.
According ClemsonTigers.com, Wiggins suffered the injury during practice on Wednesday and it will require surgery. The true junior will miss all of the 2015 season, but will be able to return on a redshirt in 2016.
Wiggins was a big part of the Tigers’ number-one ranked defense in 2014. He started six games for the Tigers last season and played in all thirteen, recording forty tackles and two interceptions. He also helped his team to a 10-3 record with a win over Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl after he recorded an interception in that game.
This is definitely a big blow to the Tigers’ defense, but they are going to have to push through adversity if they are going to live up to their own hype this season. The Tigers were picked to win the ACC this season.
Clemson opens the season on September 5 when they host the Wofford Terriers.
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