Clemson Defensive Tackle Out Til Mid Season

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday August 11, 2008
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson's starting defensive tackle Rashaad
Jackson will need surgery to fix a torn tendon and will be out
until at least midseason.

Tigers coach Tommy Bowden made the announcement Monday. Jackson tore a quad tendon during a scrimmage Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The school said he'll have surgery Tuesday.

Jackson is a senior who started 10 of 13 games last year and
made 37 tackles, seven of them for loss. Jackson was also one of
the more vocal leaders along the defensive front. Bowden says junior Jamie Cumbie will take over while Jackson is sidelined. Bowden says senior Jock McKissic will also get more playing time.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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