Clemson WR Justyn Ross announces return to Tigers

Clemson WR Justyn Ross announces return to Tigers
Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross (8) celebrates his touchdown catch in front of Notre Dame safety Jalen Elliott (21) in the first half of the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

CLEMSON, S.C. (WMBF) - Clemson received some good news Thursday night when wide receiver Justyn Ross announced he will be returning to the program.

The Alabama native made his decision public through social media. He missed all of 2020 after undergoing surgery for a congenital fusion in his neck and spine last June.

Grace Raynor of The Athletic reports that Ross began lifting and participating in individual drills during the season. She also reports he had a checkup last month which head coach Dabo Swinney called “very positive.”

Raynor adds that Swinney said the wideout had “two big boxes left for doctors to check off” before he is cleared to play again.

In his first two seasons for the Tigers, Ross totaled up 1,865 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was also named a Freshman All-American in 2018.

He’s also the highest-rated wide receiver among Power Five teams, according to Pro Football Focus.

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