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Norton aware of O-line perception

Norton aware of O-line perception

CLEMSON – On Ryan Norton's chin resides a huge, red furry mass of hair – one that juts off his face and even hangs a bit below his chinstrap during games.

He hasn't shaved it in nearly three months, and while its real purpose is to win a dare with friends, it symbolizes his growth in his first full season as Clemson's starting center. As Norton's beard has matured, so has his play in the middle of the Tigers' offensive line. The sophomore has become a solid leader for a line which has experienced its share of criticism and turmoil during the...

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