CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson's Vic Beasley is a lean 235 pounds and looks lost in the trenches amid the 300-pounders.
Then the junior defensive end goes to his patented "Dip-n-Rip" move and everything changes - usually ending in a Beasley sack.
The converted tight end leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with five sacks Beasley, continuing has the passing-rushing tear he's been on since last year. He was Clemson's breakout defensive star last year, leading the team with eight sacks in a part-time role. Earning a full-time spot this season, Beasley has been a big part of Clemson's improved defense.
The unit is no longer an embarrassment, it's a point of pride for the third-ranked Tigers (3-0, 1-0), who play Wake Forest (2-2, 0-1) Saturday.
Beasley believes he can keep this going all season.
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