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Pregame Pep Talk: Fruhmorgen out, McCloud in for Clemson vs. Syracuse

November 5, 2016 GMT

CLEMSON — Clemson announced before Saturday afternoon’s game against Syracuse that right tackle Jake Fruhmorgen is out with a shoulder injury.

Fruhmorgen has started all eight games this season, logging 523 snaps, ranking fifth-highest on the team and fourth-most among offensive players. He’s generally played well this season other than a rough outing at Boston College.

True freshman Sean Pollard will start in Fruhmorgen’s place. Pollard, a Jackson Springs, N.C. native, is listed at 6-5, 315 pounds and will make his first career start. He played 25 snaps last Saturday at Florida State; before then, he played 32 snaps vs. S.C. State and a total of 30 snaps in three other games against FBS competition.

Meanwhile, true freshman Tremayne Anchrum is dressed out. Anchrum has served as a backup left tackle, but has only played four snaps his past four games while dealing with a high ankle sprain.

Wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud sustained an ankle injury this week during practice. He is in uniform, and was announced pregame as a starter, though Hunter Renfrow (hand) has returned healthy to the starting lineup.