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Talented catcher who was expected to play a prominent role on the 2020 team, but was injured.

2020: Redshirted … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … suffered a broken leg in a Feb. 7 scrimmage and missed the season … No. 26 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 4 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 3 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 25 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.

Before Clemson: Drafted in the 30th round (No. 910 overall pick) by the Cleveland Indians … Under Armour All-American … second-team All-American by Baseball America … first-team all-state selection … set the school record for RBIs in a season … led his team to state titles as a junior (34-6) and senior (36-4) … lettered four times in baseball and one time in football at Parkview High School, where he was coached by Chan Brown.

Personal: Majoring in communication … born Jonathan Edward French on Oct. 16, 2000 in Atlanta, Ga.

One fact that most people don’t know – Played the trumpet in middle school
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Winning back-to-back state titles in high school
Ideal vacation spot – Venice, Italy
Childhood heroes – His parents
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Guy Fieri

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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