Freshman LB’s versatility coming in clutch for Orange Bowl

Though Clemson’s defense has faced some attrition leading up to the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30,

 versatility within Wes Goodwin’s linebacker room continues to be a bright spot for the Tigers.

With veteran starting linebacker Trenton Simpson officially declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft ,

this past week after reinjuring his ankle in Clemson’s ACC Championship win over North Carolina,

the Tigers are in need of another difference maker at Simpson’s linebacker position ahead of the matchup versus Tennessee later this month.

A possible solution for the void could be freshman Wade Woodaz.

The rookie linebacker has seamlessly become a versatile player for the Tigers this fall,

 getting reps at both the linebacker and safety positions and seemingly excelling in whatever role he’s tasked to fill.


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