2014 SC Collegiate Player of the Year presented by Hale’s Jewelers – Vic Beasley
Clemson DE Victor Beasley is an Adairsville, Georgia native. Vic came to Clemson as an “athlete” but by his sophomore year it became clear he was a DE/OLB hybrid pass rushing machine. In a rotational role he recorded eight sacks and eight tackles for loss in a stellar sophomore campaign, which he was named honorable mention All-American- a mere sign of things to come.
Over the course of the next two years (2013 and 2014 seasons) Victor “The Beast” Beasley molded himself into the most explosive and dominant edge rusher in college football, amassing 34.5 tackles for loss and 25 sacks. Beasley was a continual nightmare for opposing quarterbacks and was named a back-to-back All-American. Vic helped anchor the nation’s best defense under Brent Venables in 2014. He was drafted 8th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, which was his favorite pro team while growing up.