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Tyler Greenawalt | NCAA.com | December 31, 2015

Clemson punter fakes kick, throws first down pass to defensive lineman

A Clemson defensive lineman made history during the second quarter of the Orange Bowl, and not in the way you might think.

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Freshman defensive tackle Christian Wilkins caught a 31-yard pass from Andy Teasdall down to the Oklahoma 13-yard line on a fake punt to extend the drive and give the Tigers a chance to score. With the catch, the 315-pounder became the first defensive lineman to record a reception in Clemson history.

Two plays later, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson punched it in for a five-yard score to give the Tigers a 10-7 lead with 12:45 to play in the half.

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