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Watkins looking for a bounce back season

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins has put last year behind and is ready to get back to his freshman ways.

Watkins had 57 receptions for 708 yards a year ago, statistics that would've left him the top receiver in many programs. But they were both drop-offs from his All-American debut season of 2011 when he grabbed 82 passes for 1,209 yards and 12 touchdowns -- helping Clemson win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.

Last year Watkins was sidelined by a two-game suspension for an offseason drug arrest and missed a third contest because of illness. He played just one snap in Clemson's 25-24 victory over LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl because of injury.

Watkins says he used last year as fuel for this season, and the eighth-ranked Tigers have noticed.

AP-WF-08-23-13 1627GMT

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