Two Tigers named Top 100 Players of the 2023 season by ESPN

Year after year, the Clemson football program has some of the best players in the country who perform at a tremendous level for their team. 

Each year is going to be different, but the talent on Clemson’s roster always seems to be there, with players either playing the role you knew they would have or stepping up even further and excelling. This year was no different, with multiple Tigers proving that they are some of the best players in the country. 

According to ESPN, two Tigers in particular stood out the most as they made their top 100 players of the 2023 season. Here is a look at those two players and what ESPN had to say about them.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr.

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Position: Linebacker

Rank: No.38

What ESPN had to say: 

Trotter was the physical and emotional leader of a Clemson defense that ranked second in efficiency in 2023. He led the Tigers with 88 tackles and 15 tackles for loss, along with 5.5 sacks, 2 INTs, 2 forced fumbles, 10 QB hurries and 5 pass breakups. It’s enough to ensure he’ll be among the first linebackers off the board in the 2024 NFL draft.

Nate Wiggins


Position: Cornerback

Rank: No.58

What ESPN had to say: 

Wiggins earned first-team All-ACC honors after emerging as one of the best cornerbacks in the country, with a team-high 9 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions and 25 total tackles. His best game might have come against North Carolina, when he had eight tackles, forced a fumble on the goal line to prevent a touchdown and had a game-sealing interception on Drake Maye. Wiggins has already declared for the NFL draft. Kiper currently lists Wiggins as the No. 2 cornerback available.

Story originally appeared on Clemson Wire