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Kearse has big opportunity

CLEMSON – When Travis Blanks crumpled to the floor of the Carrier Dome following a punt return Saturday afternoon, Clemson's coaches knew they needed a replacement.

Blanks was hurt and coming out of the game – at least for a play – so they called for backup safety Jayron Kearse to get on the field. He was already there. "I was pretty anxious to get on the field," Kearse said this week. "I'd played already before (Blanks) got hurt. And then I was on the sideline, I seen him laying on the field, they were looking me to call me but I'd already run on the field... Recommended Stories