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Clemson seniors ready to shine under the lights

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After a season full of early starts, the Clemson Tigers finally have a night game at Death Valley. This time it will be on Saturday against the Duke Blue Devils in what will be an emotional night for Tiger nation.

Saturday is deemed "Senior Night" for Clemson football's class of 2018 and it's a group that has been a part of some of the most memorable moments in Clemson football history.

"I just think we've grown to care and love for each more just because we've been around each other a lot longer," senior tight end Milan Richard said. "Just how close we are... it kind of sets us apart from the teams in the past."

For head coach Dabo Swinney, this is a special group. They've won three ACC championships (with a possible fourth on the horizon), been to three College Football Playoffs, and won a national championship.

"Everything, to me, comes back to relationships," Swinney said. "These are guys that I know I'll have relationships with for the rest of our lives."

Swinney also said the longer he coaches, the harder it gets to say goodbye to his team's leaders.

"I know that they're prepared and that they'll do great in life," Swinney said. "You can take some pride in knowing you kind of helped them along the way."

Kickoff between Duke and Clemson is set for 7 pm on Saturday, November 17th at 7 pm at Memorial Stadium.

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