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Catching up with Phillip Merling

During his three seasons at Clemson, Phillip Merling was more than a handful at defensive end for his opponents.

His success isn't surprising considering his uncle is none other than Chris Rumph, who has been an assistant coach in Tigertown for the last several years. Some questioned whether it was the right decision for Merling to leave the Tigers a year early but he was taken in the second round of the '08 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. In addition, his rookie season went well as Merling received ample...

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