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First-year freshman who played sparingly on defense, but was a valuable member of the special teams in 2013.

2013: Had 25 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and one interception for one yard in 73 snaps over 11 games ... has seven special teams tackles, tied for second-most on the team ... had three tackles in 24 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... had five tackles and a one-yard interception return in 15 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28; named team special teams player-of-the-game ... had four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 15 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had two special teams tackles against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had nine tackles and one tackle for loss in 19 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... #18 linebacker signee in the nation in the preseason by Athlon.

Before Clemson: Rated as #78 player in the nation by ESPN.com ... #3 inside linebacker in the nation and #1 player in South Carolina by ESPN.com ... #1 player in South Carolina by Scout.com ... #8 inside linebacker in the nation and #2 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... #182 player in the nation, #8 inside linebacker in the nation, and #3 player in South Carolina by 247Sports.com ... finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina ... made a big move with his performance in practice and during the Under Armour All-American game; was named game captain for his team; had three tackles for loss and an interception ... had 174 tackles and four tackles for loss as a senior at T.L. Hanna High School ... had 178 tackles and four sacks as a junior ... had 151 tackles 11 tackles for loss, four sacks, and four interceptions as a sophomore ... had 89 tackles and five tackles for loss as a freshman ... had 592 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, six interceptions, 12 caused fumbles, three recovered fumbles, and 10 pass breakups in his career as a four-year starter ... had 17 kickoff returns for 364 yards ... defensive MVP for the victorious South Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl; had a game-high nine tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses, one interception, and a recovered fumble ... two-time all-state and all-region selection ... two-year captain and team defensive MVP ... all-state baseball player as a junior ... coached by Kenya Fouch at T.L. Hanna High School ... recruited by Chad Morris.

Personal: His brother, Garrett, was a sophomore catcher on the 2013 Clemson baseball team; hit .308 and led the team in homers (8) and RBIs (45) ... majoring in pre-business ... born Aug. 7, 1994.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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