Leggett was a finalist for the award last year when he was also named a second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation. Leggett finished last year with 40 receptions for 525 yards and eight touchdowns. His touchdown reception total led the Clemson team and tied a school record.
He had a streak of five straight games at midseason with a touchdown reception, a record for a Clemson tight end. He finished the year with five receptions for 78 yards and a score against Alabama in the National Championship game.
The senior from Navarre, Fla., needs 28 receptions, 394 yards an two touchdowns to established Clemson records for a tight end in all three categories.