Catcher who emerged as one of the team's best hitters in 2013 after playing sparingly in 2012 ... a career .290 hitter with a .366 on-base percentage in 89 games (77 starts) over two seasons ... has 14 doubles, one triple, eight homers, 47 RBIs, 50 runs, 27 walks, nine hit-by-pitches, and four steals ... has committed only three errors and has a .993 fielding percentage ... showed his versatility as a freshman by playing most of his action in the outfield while serving as the team's third-string catcher in 2012.
2013: Gregg Olson Award semifinalist ... Johnny Bench Award Watch List member ... won the Mitchell Award, given to the team's most valuable player ... hit .308 with 43 runs, 12 doubles, one triple, eight homers, 45 RBIs, a .377 on-base percentage, 22 walks, five hit-by-pitches, and two steals in 61 games (60 starts at catcher) ... led the team lead in homers, RBIs, total bases (108), and slugging percentage (.476); he became the first catcher to lead Clemson in slugging percentage since 1997 and homers since 2004 ... committed only two errors and had a .995 fielding percentage ... had 21 multi-hit games and a team-high 10 multi-RBI games, including a team-high four games with four RBIs or more ... hit a team-high .368 with runners on base and .329 with runners in scoring position ... hit a team-best .361 with five homers and 33 RBIs in 34 games at home ... named ACC Co-Player-of-the-Week on Mar. 25 for his performance in five games from Mar. 19-23; he went 8-for-16 (.500) with one homer, eight RBIs, three runs, and three walks ... went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs against William & Mary on Feb. 17 ... went 4-for-5 with a team-tying-season-high two homers, a team-tying-season-high five RBIs, and a team-tying-season-high three runs at #8 N.C. State on Mar. 8; he had a team-season-high 10 total bases; those were his first two career homers; his first long ball was a three-run homer off Carlos Rodon and broke a 4-4 tie in the fifth inning ... went 3-for-5 with a homer, triple, a game-high four RBIs, two runs, and a walkoff single with two outs in the ninth inning against #12 Virginia on Mar. 16 ... went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs against Morehead State on Mar. 19 ... went 2-for-2 with one RBI, two runs, and two walks against Morehead State on Mar. 20; he was 4-for-6 with one homer, five RBIs, three runs, and two walks in the midweek series ... hit the go-ahead, run-scoring groundout in the 11th inning and added a double and run at #1 North Carolina on Apr. 1 ... went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and walk against Gardner-Webb on Apr. 3 ... went 2-for-5 with a homer against Presbyterian College on Apr. 10 ... went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, two runs, and a steal against Western Carolina on Apr. 24 ... went 2-for-5 with one RBI, a walkoff run, and one walk in the second game of a doubleheader against #19 Georgia Tech on Apr. 26 ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk against Georgia Southern on May 10 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs against Georgia Southern on May 12; he was 6-for-10 with four RBIs, five runs, and one walk in the series ... went 2-for-5 with a team-tying-season-high two doubles at #8 Florida State on May 18 ... went 3-for-4 with a homer and double against #9 N.C. State in the ACC Tournament on May 22; he earned All-ACC Tournament honors by going 4-for-13 (.308) with one homer and one double in three games ... went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Liberty in the Columbia Regional on June 2 ... #8 college prospect in South Carolina for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... one of eight participants selected for the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby in Omaha, NE on July 3.
2012: Hit .214 with seven runs, two doubles, two RBIs, a .323 on-base percentage, five walks, four hit-by-pitches, and two steals in 28 games (17 starts, including 16 in left field and one at catcher) ... had a team-tying-high .500 on-base percentage when leading off an inning ... was 6-for-18 (.333) with two doubles and a .429 on-base percentage in his last 11 games (seven starts) ... was 5-for-16 (.313) with two doubles, five runs, and a .421 on-base percentage in April ... hit a run-scoring single in the second game of a doubleheader against UAB on Feb. 18; it was his first career game and start ... went 2-for-3 with a double and run against Winthrop on Apr. 3 ... went 1-for-2 with two runs and a hit-by-pitch against Western Carolina on Apr. 4 ... went 2-for-3 with a double and run at Duke on Apr. 7 ... went 1-for-2 with a run against Furman on May 15 ... played for New Market in the Valley Baseball League in the summer, where he hit .222 with five doubles, 10 RBIs, and three steals in 24 games.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 42nd round (#1283 overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2011 ... #141 player in the nation and #5 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... #12 player and #2 catcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... #23 prospect in South Carolina for the 2011 draft by Baseball America ... Anderson Independent-Mail Player-of-the-Year as a senior ... hit .533 with nine homers, 27 RBIs, and 21 walks in limited at-bats as a senior ... lettered four times in baseball and four times in football at T.L. Hanna High, where he was coached by Adam Comstock.
Personal: His brother, Ben, is a linebacker who signed with the Clemson football team in 2013 ... majoring in management ... born Garrett Andrew Boulware on Sept. 9, 1992 in Atlanta, GA.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide