Freshman righthander and infielder who will compete for playing time in 2013 ... the only two-sport athlete on the 2013 team ... athletic for his size ... defensive tackle of the 2012 Clemson football team that had an 11-2 record; he served as a backup who averaged 18.2 snaps per game as a freshman.
Football (2012): Had 40 tackles, three quarterback pressures, and one pass breakup in 236 snaps over 13 games ... averaged one tackle every 5.9 snaps, one of the best figures on the team ... had two tackles in six snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1; it was his first career game ... had seven tackles in 27 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had three tackles in seven snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
Before Clemson: All-conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... all-region as a junior and senior ... team MVP as a junior and senior ... batted .529 as a junior ... #19 offensive guard in the nation and #20 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... #20 offensive guard in then nation by Scout.com ... #58 offensive guard in the nation and #27 player in North Carolina by ESPN.com ... #41 defensive lineman in the nation and #8 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... SuperPrep All-American ... had 50 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and five sacks as a senior ... starting center on the basketball team ... lettered four times in football, four times in baseball, and four times in basketball ... coached by Jason Simmons at Grimsley High School.
Personal: His mother, Felicia, played softball at North Carolina A&T from 1985-88 ... his uncle, Glenn Ford, played football at Tennessee from 1978-80 ... majoring in communication studies ... born David Vernon Reader, Jr. on July 1, 1994 in Greensboro, NC.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide