Vic Beasley chooses Clemson over NFL draft

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Just hours before the midnight Thursday NFL draft declaration deadline, Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley announced that he will return for his senior season at Clemson.

Beasley received a second round grade from the NFL Scouting Bureau.

He's from Adairsville, GA and was a consensus first-team All-American in 2013.

Beasley led the ACC in sacks with 13 and finished second in tackles for loss with 23.

He was named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, USA Today, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated among others. He was a second-team selection by the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association. He was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, which is given to the top defensive end in college football, and was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and the Lombardi Award.

Beasley has 21 career sacks and needs just eight in 2014 to break the school record of 28 held by Michael Dean Perry and Gaines Adams.