Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei reveals confident progress, growth ahead of Week 3


The Clemson quarterback situation has received an influx of attention since Trevor Lawrence left for the NFL after the 2020 season. DJ Uiagalelei is Lawrence’s successor, but with a five-star freshman Cade Klubnik right behind him, the pressure intensified. Although two games this season, Uiagalelei and the Tigers have fared well with back-to-back wins, including last week’s 35-12 victory over Furman. Uiagalelei has shown growth from his patchy Week 1 performance.

Uiagalelei completed 21 of 27 passes for 231 yards with two touchdowns for one interception. He also finished second on the team with 36 rushing yards on five carries.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney spoke about his junior quarterback after the game, highlighting the improvement the former No. 2 overall in the Class of 2020 has made in the offseason. Uiagalelei showed flashes as a rookie but worked to try and build on that success in his first full year as a starter, completing just 55.6% of his passes for 2,246 yards with nine touchdowns for 10 interceptions . But he has played better this year, helping the Tigers to a 2-0 start.

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At Uiagalelei Monday media availabilityhe shared how he’s improved since last season and talked about Clemson’s Week 3 game with Louisiana Tech. For more Tigers coverage, you can visit Clemson247 here.

Michael E. Marquez