Clemson WR Justyn Ross announces plans for 2021 season
Justyn Ross was eligible to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft, but he has instead decided to return for another year at Clemson.
Ross, who did not play the 2020 season after having offseason surgery to correct a spinal issue, shared the news Thursday night in a video posted to his Twitter account.
In his first two seasons on the field at Clemson, Ross caught 112 passes for 1,865 yards and 17 touchdowns appearing in 29 games (14 starts). Ross was set to be Clemson’s leading returning receiver in 2020 following the departure of Tee Higgins to the NFL. As a sophomore, Ross caught 66 passes for 865 yards and eight TDs in 2019.
Without Ross this season, senior Amari Rodgers led the Clemson receiving corps with 77 receptions for 1,020 yards and 7 touchdowns. With Trevor Lawrence off to the NFL, Ross will likely be catching passes from D.J. Uiagalelei this fall.
Clemson’s 2021 season opens with one of college football’s biggest games of the year, a neutral-site showdown against Georgia in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers. The perennial powers last met in 2014 when Mark Richt’s Bulldogs topped Dabo Swinney’s Tigers, winning 45-21 in Athens.
— Justyn Ross (@_jross8) January 15, 2021