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  • Clary Miles had just left practice when his car crashed down an embankment  
  • The freshman football player was then rescued by his teammates and staff  
  • Miles is recovering at a local hospital but details of injuries are still unknown 

By Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:19 EDT, 4 October 2017 | Updated: 23:21 EDT, 4 October 2017

A Clemson University student was rescued by his football team after his car crashed 100 feet down a hill after practice. 

Clary Miles had just left practice around 6.20pm Tuesday evening when his car slid down the side of a steep embankment off of Perimeter Road. 

His teammates, who were still gathered about 300 yards from the scene of the accident, rushed over to help. 

Clary Miles, a Clemson University student was rescued by his football team after his car crashed 100 feet down a hill after practice
Clary Miles, a Clemson University student was rescued by his football team after his car crashed 100 feet down a hill after practice

Clary Miles, a Clemson University student was rescued by his football team after his car crashed 100 feet down a hill after practice

Miles had just left practice around 6.20pm Tuesday evening when his car slid down the side of a steep embankment (pictured) off of Perimeter Road. His teammates, who were still gathered about 300 yards from the scene of the accident, rushed over to help
Miles had just left practice around 6.20pm Tuesday evening when his car slid down the side of a steep embankment (pictured) off of Perimeter Road. His teammates, who were still gathered about 300 yards from the scene of the accident, rushed over to help

Miles had just left practice around 6.20pm Tuesday evening when his car slid down the side of a steep embankment (pictured) off of Perimeter Road. His teammates, who were still gathered about 300 yards from the scene of the accident, rushed over to help

The car Miles was driving had come to rest about 20 feet from the Seneca River, which surrounds the Clemson football practice fields
The car Miles was driving had come to rest about 20 feet from the Seneca River, which surrounds the Clemson football practice fields

The car Miles was driving had come to rest about 20 feet from the Seneca River, which surrounds the Clemson football practice fields

The car Miles was driving had come to rest about 20 feet from the Seneca River, which surrounds the Clemson football practice fields. 

Clemson players, coaches and personnel ran to the edge of the river, but the team's Coach Dabo Swinney held them back so that only a few of them could jump in the river and help. 

'When we got to the edge of the water I think our entire team was ready to jump in and help, but I held them off  to let those who were experienced in this area go across,' said Swinney.

Student managers Jack Wardlaw and Jack Sari, student athletic trainers Scott Crothers and Bailey Black, student coach Daniel Boyd and student videographer Eric Suttles, all swam across the river to reach Miles, according to a press release from the school. 

Boyd and Suttles are military veterans.

The students were able to remove Miles from the vehicle and pull him to safety. The all staff stayed with Miles until first responders arrived to the scene. 

Clemson players, coaches and personnel ran to the edge of the river, but the team's Coach Dabo Swinney (right) held them back so that only a few of them could jump in the river and help
Clemson players, coaches and personnel ran to the edge of the river, but the team's Coach Dabo Swinney (right) held them back so that only a few of them could jump in the river and help

Clemson players, coaches and personnel ran to the edge of the river, but the team's Coach Dabo Swinney (right) held them back so that only a few of them could jump in the river and help

Miles, who is a Clemson freshman student worker in the school's football office, is still recovering from his injuries at a local hospital. It's unclear what caused the crash and details about Miles' injuries were not released. First responders at the scene of the crash 
Miles, who is a Clemson freshman student worker in the school's football office, is still recovering from his injuries at a local hospital. It's unclear what caused the crash and details about Miles' injuries were not released. First responders at the scene of the crash 

Miles, who is a Clemson freshman student worker in the school's football office, is still recovering from his injuries at a local hospital. It's unclear what caused the crash and details about Miles' injuries were not released. First responders at the scene of the crash 

Miles, who is a Clemson freshman student worker in the school's football office, is still recovering from his injuries at a local hospital. 

His mother Paula Miles released a statement to those who helped save her son. 

'I want to tell everyone how grateful we are to everyone associated with the Clemson football program that helped my son. I am especially grateful for those trainers and managers and others who swam to help Clary and get him out of the car. 

'I am just so glad my son is alive,' she said. 

It's unclear what caused the crash and details about Miles' injuries were not released. 

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