Clemson defensive lineman Bryan Bresee, the former No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2020, will enter the 2023 NFL Draft after a decorated three-year career with the Tigers. Though Bresee missed significant time in 2021 with an ACL tear, he was a dominant force when he played. The redshirt sophomore posted 51 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and nine sacks while taking home All-ACC honors every year.
"When I committed to play football for Clemson University, I never could have imagined how special the opportunity would be," Bresee wrote in a statement posted to his Instagram account. "The support I have received from the Clemson community the past 3 seasons has been amazing. I truly appreciate this experience."
Bresee missed a handful of games this past season due to a non-football medical issue and to be with his family following the death of his 15-year-old sister, Ella, to brain cancer. With Bresee absent from the Louisiana Tech game, players and coaches from the Bulldogs team penned handwritten letters to the Bresee family to share their prayers and condolences. Louisiana Tech's staff also wore "#E11AStrong" shirts in reference to Bresee's number.