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Jeremiah Trotter Jr.
Week 9: Clemson fell to 4-4 after losing 24-17 to North Carolina State.
Week 8: Trotter played a season-high 76 snaps in the Tigers' 28-20 loss to Miami. Trotter was all over the field, recording 11 tackles and batting down two passes. He was targeted in coverage two times, allowing catches on both but for just two total yards.
Week 7: DNP — Clemson had its bye week.
Week 6: The LB was in on seven tackles in Clemson's 17-12 victory over Wake Forest. He notched two QB pressures. Not once was he targeted in pass coverage. Trotter was flagged twice in the game.
Week 5: In the Tigers' 31-14 rout of unbeaten Syracuse, Trotter again had a good day rushing the QB. In eight pass rushes, Trotter again got one sack and a separate pressure on QB Garrett Shrader. Week 5's other numbers also mirror those of Week 4 — Trotter was in on six tackles, missed three other opportunities, and allowed five catches, this time for 73 yards (a long of 37 yards), and a TD. BUT he did get an interception and a pass break-up and generally had a very strong game in run defense. — JH
Week 4: In Clemson's 31-24 loss to No. 4 Florida State, Trotter logged 62 total snaps. The LB recorded one sack and another QB pressure and was in on six tackles (two solo). But Trotter also missed three tackles and had problems when dropping into coverage, allowing five catches for 65 yards, including a long of 29 yards. — JH
Week 3: Trotter had an effective day cominng off the edge, as he recorded three QB pressures in Clemson's 48-14 stomping of Florida Atlantic. He was also in on three tackles. Florida Atlantic targeted Trotter four times in pass coverage; the linebacker allowed three receptions for a total of 20 yards. — JH
Week 2: Clemson bounced back with a huge win or Charleston Southern 66-17. Trotter recorded three tackles and one assisted tackle. Trotter also contributed to three stops on third down.
Week 1: Clemson fell to Duke 28-7 in their season opener. Linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. notched his second career forced fumble. Along with a nine-tackle performance—five unassisted takles, four assisted tackles — including one tackle for a five-yard loss. Trotter also hard two quaterback pressures.
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022: Earned second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press … third-team All-America and second-team All-ACC selection by Pro Football Focus … second-team All-ACC selection by College Football Network and Phil Steele … led team in tackles (92) and tackles for loss (13.5), tied for the team lead in sacks (6.5) and added six pass breakups, a forced fumble and an interception (returned 35 yards for a touchdown) in 678 defensive snaps over 14 games (all starts) … was one of only three Power Five players in 2022 to reach at least 13 tackles for loss, six sacks and return an interception for a touchdown, joining two-time Nagurski Award winner Will Anderson Jr. of Alabama and national championship participant Dee Winters of TCU; Trotter was the only member of that trio to also produce a forced fumble … recorded five tackles (0.5 for loss), a half-sack and a pass breakup at Georgia Tech … contributed a tackle for loss vs. Furman … added four tackles, a pass breakup and his first career interception vs. Louisiana Tech … made three tackles at No. 21 Wake Forest … credited with two tackles vs. No. 10 NC State … contributed three tackles (1.5 for loss) and two pass breakups at Boston College … credited with a career-high 13 tackles (one for loss) at Florida State, collecting ACC Linebacker of the Week and team defensive player of the game honors … contributed seven tackles (0.5 for loss) vs. No. 14 Syracuse … made seven tackles at Notre Dame … credited with a team-high 11 tackles (0.5 for loss) and his first career forced fumble vs. Louisville … recorded a team-high nine tackles (one for loss), a sack and a pass breakup vs. Miami (Fla.) to collect team defensive player of the game honors … notched nine tackles (3.0 for loss) with a career-high 2.0 sacks, a pass breakup and an interception he returned 35 yards for a touchdown vs. South Carolina … set an ACC Championship Game record with 3.0 sacks among his team-high-tying nine tackles vs. No. 24 North Carolina … accrued nine tackles (1.5 for loss) in the Orange Bowl vs. No. 6 Tennessee.
2021: Credited with 22 tackles (one for loss) and one sack over 13 games including 59 defensive snaps … ACC Honor Roll selection … made Clemson debut on special teams vs. No. 5 Georgia … added five tackles and his first career sack vs. SC State … made one special teams tackle at Syracuse and at No. 23 Pitt … added another special team stop at Louisville … contributed four tackles vs. UConn … made one tackle vs. No. 13 Wake Forest … added three tackles including the final stop on the Clemson three-yard line to preserve a shutout at South Carolina … closed the year with six tackles against Iowa State.
High school: Attended St. Joseph's High School in Philadelphia, PA ... Rated as the No. 7 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, including ranks as the nation’s No. 1 linebacker and the top player in Pennsylvania … ranked No. 30 by 247Sports, including being listed as the country’s top inside linebacker and the second-best player in Pennsylvania … ranked No. 106 by Rivals.com … five-star prospect according to ESPN.com … PrepStar five-star recruit and Top 150 Dream Team selection who ranked as the nation’s No. 23 recruit, including as the No. 1 linebacker prospect and No. 1 player in Pennsylvania … Clemson’s highest-rated player in the 2021 class by ESPN.com and its second-highest by 247Sports … invited to play in both the Under Armour All-America Game and the All-American Bowl … helped lead St. Joseph’s to a No. 3 national ranking according to USA Today … helped team win two straight 6A state championships, including 2020, when the team won its championship game, 62-13 … missed nine games as a junior with a broken arm … committed to Clemson on Sept. 7, 2019 … recruited by Mike Reed and Brent Venables … Trotter Jr. played for Tim Roken at St. Joseph’s Prep.
Criminal justice major … enrolled at Clemson in January 2021 … completed a micro-internship with Cisco in spring 2022 … wore No. 54 in high school, the same number as his father, Jeremiah Trotter, Sr., a four-time Pro Bowler who played 12 NFL seasons for the Eagles, Redskins and Buccaneers from 1998-2009 … born Dec. 24, 2002.
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