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Sophomore who served as a reserve defensive tackle in 2012, then was slated for a breakout season before suffering a season-ending injury early in 2013 ... has 27 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and four quarterback pressures in 203 snaps over 12 games (one start) in his career.

2013: Had 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and one quarterback pressure in 90 snaps over three games (one start) ... had three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 34 snaps against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31; it was his first career start ... had four tackles and one tackle for loss in 34 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... had four tackles in 22 snaps at N.C. State on Sept. 19 ... was a passenger in a fatal car accident on Sept. 21 and missed the rest of the season due to injuries suffered in the accident.

2012: Had 16 tackles, one tackle for loss, and three quarterback pressures in 113 snaps over nine games ... had one tackle in 12 snaps in his first career game against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had two tackles and one tackle for loss in 15 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had three tackles in 11 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had five tackles in 25 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had three tackles in 22 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had two tackles in 10 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #55 player and #7 defensive lineman in the nation as well as #4 player in North Carolina by 247Sports.com ... #104 overall player and #8 defensive tackle in the nation as well as #5 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... #8 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com ... #134 overall player and #12 defensive tackle in the nation as well as #5 player in North Carolina by ESPN.com ... #13 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... had 15 sacks, one interception, and five caused fumbles as a senior ... had 50 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks as a junior ... played in the U.S. Army All-American game and the Shrine Bowl ... averaged over 21 points and 10 rebounds per game in basketball as a junior ... attended the same high school that sent the McSwain brothers (Rod, Chuck) to Clemson in the early 1980s; they were both on the 1981 National Championship team; Chuck is the current track coach at Chase High School ... coached by Daniel Bailey at Chase High ... recruited by Dan Brooks.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born Dec. 5, 1993.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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