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Clemson starting linebacker Mike Jones Jr plans to transfer

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson linebacker Mike Jones Jr. has entered the NCAA transfer portal, becoming the first player to be leaving the Tigers' top 15 defense that was projected to have all 11 starters returning next season.

A team spokesman said Monday the athletic department's compliance office confirmed Jones had entered the NCAA transfer portal.

Jones, a 6-0, 220-pound redshirt sophomore from Nashville, Tennessee, started seven games this season in helping the defense lead the Atlantic Coast Conference and finish 15th nationally with 326 yards allowed per game.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Lawrence3153
Passing TDs: T. Lawrence24
Rushing Yards: T. Etienne914
Rushing TDs: T. Etienne14
Receiving Yards: A. Rodgers1020
Receiving TDs: C. Powell7
Interceptions: N. Turner3
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/12 at Wake Forest W 37 - 13
9/19 vs. Citadel W 49 - 0
10/3 vs. Virginia W 41 - 23
10/10 vs. 7 Miami (FL) W 42 - 17
10/17 at Georgia Tech W 73 - 7
10/24 vs. Syracuse W 47 - 21
10/31 vs. Boston College W 34 - 28
11/7 at 4 Notre Dame L 40 - 47
11/21 at Florida State Postponed
11/28 vs. Pittsburgh W 52 - 17
12/5 at Virginia Tech W 45 - 10
12/19 at 2 Notre Dame W 34 - 10
1/1 vs. 3 Ohio State L 28 - 49
Atlantic Coast
  Conference Overall
4 Notre Dame 9-0 10-2
2 Clemson 8-1 10-2
18 Miami (FL) 7-2 8-3
13 North Carolina 7-3 8-4
23 North Carolina State 7-3 8-4
Boston College 5-5 6-5
Pittsburgh 5-5 6-5
Virginia Tech 5-5 5-6
Virginia 4-5 5-5
Wake Forest 3-4 4-5
Georgia Tech 3-6 3-7
Louisville 3-7 4-7
Florida State 2-6 3-6
Duke 1-9 2-9
Syracuse 1-9 1-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 6028 (5)
Passing Yards: 4182 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1846 (30)
Points per game: 43.5 (3)
Yards per game: 502.3 (10)
Touchdowns: 64 (4)
Field Goals: 18 (7)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3922 (75)
Passing Yards: 2570 (93)
Rushing Yards: 1352 (57)
Points per game: 20.2 (18)
Yards per game: 326.8 (14)
Touchdowns: 26 (49)
Field Goals: 11 (76)
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