One of the nation's most versatile defensive linemen, having started at end as a sophomore after playing tackle his first season ... one of Clemson’s most popular players ... has 140 tackles, 17.5 for loss and 5.5 sacks in 1,159 career snaps over 30 games (16 starts).
2016: Nagurski Trophy finalist ... Bednarik Award semifinalist ... first-team All-American by AFCA, Football Writers Association and Phil Steele ... second-team All-American by SB Nation, Sporting News, USA Today and Walter Camp ... third-team All-American by the Associated Press ... second-team All-ACC (media, coaches) ... All-ACC Academic Team selection ... posted 56 tackles, 13 for loss and 3.5 sacks in 706 snaps over 15 games (15 starts) ... also had 20 quarterback pressures ... established Clemson record by a defensive end with 10 passes broken up ... started in place of Austin Bryant at Auburn and responded with 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a pass breakup ... defensive player of the game by the coaches ... had six tackles and two pass breakups against Troy, while recording a touchdown reception out of the Tigers’ jumbo package ... first defensive lineman in Clemson history to score a touchdown out of an offensive formation ... had three-yard sack against SC State ... posted tackle for loss at Georgia Tech and was big reason the Tigers held Yellow Jackets to just 124 total yards ... posted a tackle for loss and pass breakup in win over No. 3 Louisville ... returned successfully to his home state in the 56-10 win at Boston College; he tallied eight tackles, including two for loss and a sack, in front of over 100 family and friends ... blocked a field goal and converted a fake punt for a first down with a 10-yard rush in win over NC State ... had 1.5 tackles for loss at Florida State ... had a tackle for loss in 39 snaps at Wake Forest ... had two pass breakups in win over South Carolina ... had a tackle for loss and recovered fumble against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl ... posted two pass breakups and three pressures against Alabama in the National Championship Game.
2015: First-team freshman All-American by CampusInsiders.com, Football Writers Association, Scout.com and Sporting News ... All-ACC Academic Team selection ... had 84 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in 453 snaps over 15 games (one start) ... had 12 quarterback pressures and a caused fumble ... posted six tackles (one for loss) in his debut against Wofford ... his eight tackles included one behind the line of scrimmage against Appalachian State ... had 10 tackles at Louisville ... had five tackles, a sack and caused fumble in win over No. 6 Notre Dame ... had seven tackles and three pressures against Georgia Tech ... had seven tackles, including 0.5 for loss against Boston College ... had eight stops in win over Florida State ... notched second career sack against Wake Forest ... posted two stops and a pressure against North Carolina ... made a splash in the Capital One Orange Bowl by becoming Clemson’s first defensive lineman in history to catch a pass when he hauled in a 31-yard reception on a fake punt to give the Tigers a spark in the opening half ... finished with 10 tackles against the Sooners in just 35 snaps.
Before Clemson: No. 21 player and No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by Rivals.com ... No. 24 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by 247Sports.com (seventh-best signee entering the ACC) ... No. 32 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by ESPN ... No. 39 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 2 player in Connecticut by Scout.com ... had 253 tackles, 69.5 tackles for loss, 28.5 sacks and six recovered fumbles in 35 career games ... had 71 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, eight sacks and four caused fumbles as a senior ... had 57 tackles and 20 tackles for loss as a junior ... had 12 receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore ... four-year letterman in basketball who averaged 19.9 points and 11.8 rebounds per game as a junior ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Brent Venables ... coached by Andrew Gamere.
Personal: Majoring in communication ... born Dec. 20, 1995.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide