01/03/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RT Blake DeChristopher won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the ACC's top offensive lineman in 2011, but he and the rest of his mates up front simply couldn't get Clemson blocked with any consistency. The senior with the Brian Wilson-type beard will be seeking a better ending to his college career in the Sugar Bowl. DeChristopher averaged nearly 10 knockdown blocks per game in the regular season and graded over 90 percent. - The Sports Xchange
Is entering his third year as the starter at right tackle ... Started all but one game in 2009 ... A hard worker who has been very consistent ... Mixes smarts with competitiveness ... Played 646 snaps on offense during the 12 regular season games and also started on the extra point/field goal team ... Was third among the linemen in knockdown blocks with 42 ... An honorable mention selection on the 2009 All-ACC team ... Worked to improve some fundamental aspects of his game during the spring.