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Clemson DT Davis out with bicep injury, RB Dixon to transfer

Syndication: The Greenville News

Clemson defensive tackle Tyler Davis (13) and teammates get fans louder before the game with Georgia Tech in Clemson, S.C., September 18, 2021. Ncaa Football Georgia Tech At Clemson

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CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson starting defensive tackle Tyler Davis will miss up to two months with a torn bicep tendon, and reserve tailback Lyn-J Dixon plans to transfer, coach Dabo Swinney said Monday.

Swinney announced the moves for the ninth-ranked Tigers on his radio call-in show.

Davis is a junior who has started since his freshman year. Swinney said he would be out seven to eight weeks with the injury. Davis played the entire game in Clemson’s 14-8 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday, and found out about the injury after the game.

Davis is a 6-foot-2, 300-pound junior from Apopka, Florida. He missed the season-opening loss to Georgia while in COVID-19 protocol. He has started 22 games for the Tigers in his career.

Dixon, 5-10, 210 pounds from Butler, Georgia, was former Clemson tailback Travis Etienne’s primary backup the last three seasons. He expected to get first shot at replacing the NFL first-round pick, but has played behind freshman Will Shipley and sophomore Kobe Pace.

Dixon had 1,372 yards and 13 touchdowns rushing.

Swinney said Dixon hoped to get a head start on deciding his next stop. Dixon is expected to graduate in December.