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01/18/14 - Clemson All-American defensive end Vic Beasley said it was never more than a 50-50 chance he'd leave the Tigers for the NFL. And that made it easier for the Atlantic Coast Conference sacks leader to return to school to both improve his game and finish his degree. Beasley had received a second-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board and some analysts had him their first-round mock drafts, usually a green light for juniors to jump to the pros. Still, Beasley took his choice down to the wire, telling coach Dabo Swinney he'd come back only a few hours before Wednesday night's midnight deadline for eligible underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft. "You just have to know what's best for you," Beasley. Beasley sounded like he was already gone after Clemson's 40-35 victory over Ohio State at the Orange Bowl. He had a sack and four tackles and said then it was "good to leave Clemson University on a good note."
On Friday, Beasley said he had never fully given up on finishing his college career before heading off to the pros. "Nothing really changed" after the bowl game, Beasley said. "I was 50-50 going into the bowl game and after the bowl game. I literally made my decision Wednesday night." Beasley had 13 sacks this fall, tying for third overall nationally in the Football Bowl Subdivision. He has 21 sacks in his Clemson career and is eight away from breaking the school mark of 28, shared by Michael Dean Perry and the late Gaines Adams. Beasley acknowledged the NFL's lure was strong. "It was just hard for me to leave Clemson University without my degree and without being the best player that I know I can be," he said. - AP Sports
01/15/14 - Clemson's Vic Beasley returning for senior season...Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney may be losing a pair of playmaking wideouts in Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant to the NFL earlier than he'd like but the Tigers will be returning the ACC's premier pass-rusher in 2014. Defensive end Vic Beasley announced through the school Wednesday that he'll be returning for his senior campaign. Beasley, who led the conference with 13 sacks and finished second with 23 tackles for a loss, had been viewed as a potential first round selection due to his extraordinary burst, agility and straight-line speed. Like former "surprise" first round pick Bruce Irvin, selected by Seattle two years ago, Beasley relies on his speed to beat offensive tackles off the edge. Listed by the Tigers at just 6-foot-2, 235 pounds, however, the redshirt junior likely would have had to make the same transition to outside linebacker that Irvin has made with the Seahawks.
Given the fact that 2013 was Beasley's first season as a full-time starter, scouts may have given him a more conservative grade than his athleticism and breakout campaign suggested. Despite Beasley only emerging as a regular starter as a redshirt junior, he has been productive throughout his career. In fact, Beasley heads into next season needing only eight sacks to break the school record of 28 quarterback takedowns currently held by Michael Dean Perry and the late Gaines Adams. While Beasley's decision to return to Clemson for the 2014 season lessens the crop of pass rushers available in May's draft, a record-breaking number of other underclassmen are making the leap. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/15/14 - Beasley to Remain at Clemson...Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley announced today that he will return for his senior season with the Tiger football team. The defensive end from Adairsville, GA was a consensus first-team All-American in 2013, helping the Tigers to an 11-2 record and number-seven final national ranking in the USA Today poll. It was Clemson's highest final national ranking since 1981. Beasley led the ACC in sacks with 13 and finished second in tackles for loss with 23. His sack figure on a per game basis was third best in the nation and his tackle for loss figure on a per game basis ranked second. He led the nation in tackles for loss per game against teams that finished the season with a winning record (19 in eight games). He was also 10th in the nation in caused fumbles with four.
Beasley had a strong game against Ohio State in the Discover Orange Bowl with four tackles for loss and a sack, a big reason the Tigers defeated the sixth-ranked Buckeyes, 40-35. It was the most tackles for loss in a bowl game for a Clemson player and tied for the third-most tackles for loss in any BCS Bowl game dating to 1999. Beasley was named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, USA Today, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated among others. He was a second-team selection by the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association. He was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, which is given to the top defensive end in college football, and was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and the Lombardi Award.
Beasley achieved all this in his first year as a starter. He played just 304 snaps over his first two years. He had eight sacks as a backup in 2012 when he helped the Tigers to an 11-2 record and number-nine national ranking. Beasley has 21 career sacks and needs just eight in 2014 to break the school record of 28 held by Michael Dean Perry and Gaines Adams. - Clemson football
01/04/14 - Clemson junior defensive end Vic Beasley might have tipped his hand regarding his NFL plans following Friday night's 40-35 victory over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. "It's a great achievement, being able to put on a good show and leave Clemson University on a good note," Beasley said. When asked if the comment meant he had decided to turn pro, Beasley said no. But when asked if his remark should be taken as a clue, he couldn't resist a sheepish grin. Beasley had a sack and four tackles for losses against the Buckeyes. He led Clemson this season with 13 sacks. - AP Sports
12/26/13 - CBSSPORTS.COM ALL-AMERICANS: FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE AS NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS: DE - Vic Beasley, Jr., Clemson: At 6-2, 235, Beasley is smaller than Sam. However, he's also more fluid and versatile, making the junior a potential first-round selection whenever he makes himself eligible to the NFL. Possessing a similar blend of burst, balance and closing speed that helped Bruce Irvin crack the first round two years ago with the Seattle Seahawks, Beasley registered 18 tackles for loss and 12 sacks in 2013, his first as a full-time starter for the Tigers. He's overly reliant on his athleticism to make plays at this time and could use some polish but scouts working for 3-4 and 4-3 teams, alike, are intrigued by his upside. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com