doesn't possess the arm strength of Whitehurst, he's one of the team's top
athletes and will be a threat to scramble every time he drops back to pass,
which should help Clemson improve its productivity in the red zone. Behind the
slow-footed Whitehurst last season, the Tigers had a first down on 47
possessions inside their opponents' 20-yard line; on 20 of those drives Clemson
failed to reach the end zone. "If I have to," says Proctor, "I can
make plays with my feet."
He'll be under
pressure quickly to do just that. After opening at home against Florida
Atlantic on Sept. 2, the Tigers go on the road to face conference rivals Boston
College and No. 12 Florida State. This much is certain: After those two
difficult September games, Proctor will know if the wait was worth it.