Clemson Tigers Have High Hopes for Young Linebacker

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Clemson Tigers Have High Hopes for Young Linebacker

Kellen Jones’ smile veils a 6-foot-1, 223-pound smoldering cauldron stoked by the memories of being told he was too slow and too fat. It hardly seems plausible that as a fourth and fifth grader in Houston, Texas, he was bullied for being an overweight nerd — because Jones might emerge as the best linebacker at Clemson in a decade. “You’ve got to be a little violent to play linebacker,” Jones said recently, “You’ve got to have a little edge.”

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