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James Skalski returning as a super super super senior

Matt Mynes, Contributor

Clemson linebacker James Skalski speaks to the media after his pro day.

Clemson linebacker James Skalski has announced his plans to return to the team once again next fall semester, marking his seventh year as a Tiger. Skalski has been known for sticking around the University longer than most athletes, obtaining a masters in athletic leadership in the winter of 2021.
After six years of dedication to the football team, many thought Skalski would move on to bigger and better careers. However, on March 26, Skalski released an announcement via Instagram stating he’ll be returning to the team as a captain the fall of 2022.
“It’s been a wild ride so far, but I’m just getting started! Next season I’ll be back and better than ever; just you wait,” said Skalski on his Instagram post.
Former Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow holds the longest recorded college football career of 12 years and commented on Skalski’s post.
“Congrats, bro!” said Renfrow. “You’ll never catch up to me though. Long live Renfrow.”
The official Clemson Football Instagram confirmed Skalski’s return on March 28, stating: “Yes, James Skalski will be returning to the team this upcoming season. We attempted to decline his request to keep playing, but he tackled coach Swinney and wouldn’t let him go until we agreed to readmit him.”
When asked to confirm these events, Swinney said he couldn’t remember and was excused to be treated for a concussion. 
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