Clemson DE Vic Beasley to return

Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley will return for his senior season, the school announced on Wednesday, the final day for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft.

Beasley, projected to be a second-round pick by the NFL draft’s advisory board, was one of the last big names in the ACC to make his decision. He is rated No. 3 at his position and 36 overall by ESPN.com’s Scouts Inc.

In his first season as a starter, Beasley led the ACC in sacks with 13 and finished second in tackles for loss with 23. His sacks per game was third best in the nation and his tackles for loss per game 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 with four forced fumbles.

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