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Versatile Mukuba has his sights set on the Thorpe Award

CLEMSON – Andrew Mukuba was everywhere this spring. During one practice, you might see him coaching the younger players. During another, you might see him roaming the field from his familiar safety spot. At another, he might be playing cornerback. Or the dime. Or the nickel.

“I’m an athlete,” Mukuba said. “Wherever they need me at, I feel like I can go out there and get the job done.”

There is no doubting that Mukuba made an immediate impact last season. The Texas native earned Freshman All-American honors from nearly every outlet and became the first true freshman defensive back to start a season opener for Clemson since the NCAA instituted permanent freshman eligibility in 1972.