CLEMSON, S.C. (WYFF) - Clemson cornerback Derion Kendrick is no longer with the team, a Clemson official confirmed on Sunday.
Kendrick played in nine games in 2020 and was named first-team All-ACC and was also a first-team All-ACC pick by the AP and Pro Football Focus.
He was credited with 20 tackles (one for loss), six pass breakups, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery (which he returned 66 yards for a touchdown) in 382 snaps over nine games.
Kendrick has played cornerback and wide receiver for the Tigers. During his Clemson career, he played a total of 1,354 combined snaps from scrimmage at cornerback and wide receiver in 39 career games (23 starts).
During that time, he was credited with 71 tackles (4.0 for loss), 12 pass breakups, three interceptions (including one returned 38 yards for a touchdown), one sack and one fumble recovery (returned 66 yards for a touchdown).
He also recorded 15 career receptions for 210 yards and has returned 15 career kickoffs an average of 23.3 yards from 2018-19.
Kendrick was projected to be a late first-round NFL draft pick in 2021 but his mom told 247 Sports that his desire to earn his degree was among his primary reasons for planning to return to Clemson.