Will Shipley breaks Clemson record with hot start to 2022 season
Clemson running back Will Shipley is off to a record-breaking start to the 2022 season.
Shipley has rushed for 2 touchdowns in each of the Tigers’ first 3 games of the season. According to Clemson’s research, Shipley is the first Tigers’ running back to accomplish that feat since at least 1950 — and maybe ever.
In records dating back to 1950, no Clemson Tiger had ever rushed for multiple touchdowns in the first three games of the season…until now. 🐅 pic.twitter.com/maOPTJIzAP
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) September 21, 2022
Shipley has 6 rushing touchdowns so far this season, which leads the ACC. North Carolina’s Omarion Hampton is the only other ACC running back with at least 5 scores so far.
Shipley has also rushed for 249 yards on just 32 carries. He also leads the ACC in yards per attempt at 7.78.
Clemson RB Will Shipley leads the ACC in…
Rushing touchdowns (6)
Yards per attempt (7.78)
— Saturday Road (@SaturdayRoad) September 21, 2022
Shipley has also been splitting carries with Kobe Pace and Phil Mafah. That duo has combined for 35 carries this season and has already scored 3 touchdowns.
Shipley is in sophomore season with the Tigers.
Clemson is going on the road to face a ranked Wake Forest team in Week 4.