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McDowell positioned for big things

McDowell positioned for big things

CLEMSON – Roderick McDowell can admit it now: he had his doubts.

Two years ago, the lightning-quick tailback was buried on Clemson's backfield depth chart. Andre Ellington commanded the lion's share of carries, leaving McDowell to battle with younger backs for whatever remained. The word "transfer" was kicked around, with good reason: there seemed little chance of him seeing significant action soon. Family and faith convinced him otherwise. "I called my mom...

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