Former Tiger trades shoulder pads and helmet for badge

Former Clemson Player Tayqoun Johnson (Center) Photo credit USA Today Sports

A former Clemson football player has traded his pads for a badge. Former Tiger lineman Tayquon Johnson has recently become a member of the Laurens Police Department. He majored in Criminal Justice and came to tiger town after being highly recruited from his native state of Maryland.

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He won the school's courage award in 2019, which is given to a student athlete who exemplifies faith, focus, and fortitude by overcoming adversity. He played in a total of 14 games games while at Clemson, first on the defensive line then was moved to the offensive side of the ball.

Johnson suffered a career ending injury prior to last season and is now moving into a career in law enforcement.