Andre Branch will be a key player for the Clemson defense in 2011. Don’t expect the red-shirt senior to give you his stats as he doesn’t pay any attention to that kind of thing.
“I just found out my stats from last year. I was underrated coming out of high school. I just go out there and focus on football. I don’t focus on that kind of thing,” said Branch.
How is the defensive line looking so far in practice?
“We are out there competing. We hold each other accountable. Me, Brandon and Rennie are pretty much the senior leaders on the group. Malliciah is a junior but he is a heck of a leader also. We just hold each other accountable. With the backups we tell them their shouldn’t be any falloff,” said Branch.
Red-shirt freshmen Tavaris Barnes has Andre’s attention.
“Tavaris Barnes jumped off the radar today. He really competed. He was just grinding. He really looked like a player. He is going to be ready for the season,” said Branch.
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