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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) One-time Clemson starting defensive back Fred Davis II, sued by an accident victim when he and teammate Malcolm Greene allegedly were seen racing on a roadway near campus, has decided to transfer.
Davis announced his intention Sunday, a day after the Tigers won the Atlantic Coast Conference title in a 39-10 win over North Carolina.
"I'm officially entering the transfer portal on Dec. 5," was all Davis said in post along with a photo of him lined up prior to a snap of a home game.
Davis and Greene were sued in Pickens County Common Pleas Court, a form of civil court, this past October by victim Karen Alvarez, who was driving a mail delivery truck that Davis' vehicle crashed into.
Davis, a junior, was arrested and charged with reckless driving in the summer of 2021. The charge is a misdemeanor in South Carolina.
On the field, Davis played 20 games his first two seasons and began this year as a starter in Clemson's first four games. He missed the final six games after injuring his ankle.
Davis, 6-foot, 200 pounds, is from Jacksonville, Florida. He finished the season with 15 tackles and a fumble recovery.
Later Sunday, receiver E.J. Williams, a junior who had seven catches this season, also posted on social media his intention to leave the Tigers.
Williams is a 6-3, 190-pound wide out from Phenix City, Alabama, who started six games his first two seasons, but none this year.
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Updated December 4, 2022