Former Clemson QB Sees Something Special in Cade Klubnik

September 28, 2023

Athlete Studio

Despite a disappointing loss last week for Clemson, former Tigers' star quarterback Charlie Whitehurst witnessed something remarkable in the team's performance.

Although the Tigers missed a significant opportunity, their sophomore quarterback, Cade Klubnik, displayed remarkable improvement and showcased his immense potential against the FSU. Klubnik's stellar performance included completing 25-of-38 passes for 283 yards, along with a touchdown both through the air and on the ground, all while avoiding any interceptions.

Following the game, Clemson's head coach, Dabo Swinney, revealed that both he and Whitehurst had a conversation with Klubnik, showering him with high praise. Whitehurst, a former Tiger and NFL veteran, recognized the budding talent in Klubnik and expressed his admiration.

“When the game was over – it was a tough, tough locker room – but I’m heading in to see the team, and Charlie Whitehurst was standing outside of my little office door there. He actually wanted to see Cade. It was the one thing he said; he was so impressed with him,” Dabo Swinney said.

Whitehurst's words spoke volumes about Klubnik's potential. “He said, ‘I’m telling you, this guy right here, Coach, we got us a great one right here, man.’ And we do, and I already knew that. He’s still maturing and developing. But he’s going to be a special one, for sure. Hate that he’s had some tough breaks go against him, but it’ll make him better. This is a great growing experience and opportunity for him, and he’s got a lot of great days ahead of him. … So, I’m proud of him, and a lot of great days ahead for that young man.”

In conclusion, despite Clemson's heartbreaking loss, they have found a gem in Cade Klubnik. His exceptional performance against Florida State showcased his potential to become a star quarterback. As he continues to grow and develop, Klubnik's future looks incredibly promising. Clemson has reason to be excited about the talented young quarterback.

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