Zach Lentz

Clemson's AJ Terrell named the 75th ranked player in the nation

75: Clemson CB AJ Terrell

Rising junior Terrell shot onto the national radar last January when he intercepted a pass and ran it back 44 yards for the first defensive touchdown in the history of the national championship in the College Football Playoff era. Last season, Terrell started every Clemson game opposite the NFL-bound Trayvon Mullen, tallying 53 tackles—two for loss—and three interceptions with 95 return yards. With Mullen’s departure, it will be up to Terrell to take the reigns of the Tigers’ defense. He’s certainly got the big-game experience to prove he won’t crack in the face of massive expectations