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Demarcus Christmas
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Demarcus Christmas 1884325
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 308
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Sarasota, Fla.
High School: Manatee
Experience: High School

2016: Started all 13 games at defensive tackle, finishing with 21 tackles and 2.5 TFLs…also had five pass breakups, most on the defensive line, and a fumble recovery...one of five Nole defenders to start every game of the 2016 season...led a stout run defense that allowed only 128.0 rush yards per game (No. 21 in the nation)…vital part of nation’s 22nd-ranked defense (349.1 yards allowed)…had five tackles and a half-sack versus No. 23 North Carolina and made two stops at No. 10 Miami…totaled three tackles and a half-sack against Wake Forest…had four stops, one sack and one pass breakup versus No. 3 Clemson…had a pair of stops against Boston College…made a stop and had a pass breakup against No. 13 Florida…tallied a pass breakup and a half-tackle for loss in the Orange Bowl victory over No. 6 Michigan. 

2015: Backup defensive tackle that played in all 13 games…made his first career start at No. 1 Clemson...finished his redshirt freshman season with 19 tackles and two pass breakups...assisted on a sack against NC State, good for his first career TFL...had a season-high four tackles in road games at Georgia Tech and No. 1 Clemson….has huge upside and will look to compete for a starting job at defensive tackle in 2016...earned Defensive Most Improved Player honors following the 2016 spring season.

2014: Promising defensive tackle who appeared in two games before injuries sidelined him...earned a redshirt in 2014.

PERSONAL: Consensus four-star defensive tackle prospect in the 2014 recruiting class...was ranked the No. 8 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 15 player in Florida by Rivals (No. 101 overall)...rated No. 16 defensive tackle and No. 27 player in Florida by 247Sports (No. 212 overall)...ranked No. 17 defensive tackle and No. 37 player in Florida by ESPN (No. 212 overall)...Scout’s eighth-ranked defensive tackle recruit...No. 15 in FlaVarsity100 preseason rankings...led Manatee to an 11-1 record and the Class 8A-Region 2 semifinals in 2013...collected Class 8A All-State First Team, All-Southwest Florida First Team and Bradenton Herald All-Area First Team accolades as a senior...American Family Insurance All-USA Second Team...tallied 39 tackles, including 33 solo stops, 20 quarterback hurries, eight tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one recovered fumble in final prep season...chose Florida State over Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Miami...born July 4, 1995...majoring in social science.

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