Player Spotlight: Jordan Leggett

Sep 17, 2015; Louisville, KY, USA; Clemson Tigers tight end Jordan Leggett (16) celebrates with running back Wayne Gallman (9) after scoring a touch down against the Louisville Cardinals during the second half at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Clemson defeated Louisville 20-17.  Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

While there is plenty of information circling the internet about matchups, personnel and schemes that relate to third-ranked Clemson and the opponents of the Tigers, The Clemson Insider decided to also dig a bit deeper into the dynamic individual personalities of Clemson’s student athletes.

In this edition of Player Spotlight, we get to know senior tight end Jordan Leggett a little better. The Florida native set the record for most touchdowns in career by a tight end at Clemson with his game-winning catch against Louisville last Saturday, but what is he like off the field?

TCI found out:

What is your favorite color?

“Probably blue.”

What food can you not live without?

“Mexican Food. I love Mexican food.”

What’s your favorite Mexican restaurant in Clemson?

“I’d say El Jimador. It is probably my favorite.”

What is your favorite movie?

“I want to say The Longest Yard.”

If you could only binge watch one show on Netflix for the rest of your life, what would it be?

“Game of Thrones for sure. I love Game of Thrones, just love it.”

When you’re not playing football, what do you do?

“I am definitely on Xbox with Tyrone (Crowder) or somebody like that.”

Who normally wins?

“We normally are playing together, so really neither of us actually win, but the one time we did play, he won.”

How would your friends describe you?

“I’m just a funny, outgoing guy, kind of chill at times. I don’t really a lot of stuff to keep me entertained.”

Who is your favorite celebrity?

“That’s a good question. I’d probably say Ariana Grande. I love her, so that’s probably my favorite. She’s pretty attractive. That’s probably why.”

Do you have a professional athlete that you look up to?

“I love the way Gronk (Rob Gronkowski) plays. I’m trying to resemble my game after his.”

If you could choose a walk-out song, what would it be?

“I’d probably say ‘Big Rings’ by Drake. That’s probably my favorite song I listen to.”

If you didn’t play football, what would you play?

“I’d probably try to be like a goal keeper or something for soccer, something like that.”

Do you have any hidden talents?

“None at all. I am not talented,” he said, laughing.

What is something that someone would be surprised to know about you?

“I was actually born in England. My mom’s side is all from over there and my dad is retired from the Air Force, so I was actually born over there.”

How long did you live there?

“Not even a year.”

What has been your best memory at Clemson so far?

“Probably the Notre Dame game last year with just the hurricane and the game was pretty fun.”

What is something you are going to miss most about Clemson?

“Just games like that. I mean, that one and the Louisville game, the National Championship last year, and just the big games and my teammates.”

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