Clemson linebacker Kendall Joseph, who finished second on the team in tackles each of the past two seasons, is returning to play for the Tigers in 2018.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced the news during the Tigers’ football banquet Saturday night.
Joseph has already earned his college degree and will be a redshirt senior in 2018.
Joseph finished with 90 tackles this past season and led the Tigers with 10 tackles in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama.
He recorded 124 stops while starting each game last season as the Tigers won the national title.
In addition to Joseph, defensive linemen Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant, cornerback Mark Fields and offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt are also returning for Clemson in 2018.