Clemson No. 2 quarterback Taisun Phommachanh and former starting wide receiver Frank Ladson Jr. have entered the transfer portal, the school confirmed Friday.
That makes eight in-season departures, including four this week. The Tigers also lost linebacker Kane Patterson and safety Ray Thornton. They joined a list that included running backs Lyn-J Dixon and Michel Dukes, safety Joseph Charleston and offensive lineman Paul Tchio.
Phommachanh, a third-year sophomore from Bridgeport, Connecticut, was the top backup to starter D.J. Uiagalelei this season but hasn’t seen much action. Phommachanh has competed 11 of 19 passes for 131 yards with an interception and a touchdown. He was 7-of-10 for 75 yards, the TD and the pick, in the second game of the season against FCS opponent South Carolina State. Phommachanh recovered ahead of what was expected from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon in the spring. He suffered a shoulder injury in his only series Oct. 23 at Pitt and has played only 13 snaps in the five games since.
Ladson, a junior from Miami, also had trouble with injuries this season and played in just five games with four catches for 19 yards. He started the first four games with one catch in each before suffering a groin injury that eventually needed surgery. Ladson had just 31 catches in three years but six went for touchdowns and he finished with 428 yards.
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