Was a starting defensive end opposite senior defensive end Malliciah Goodman in 2012 ... has 76 tackles, eight tackles for loss, one sack, nine quarterback pressures, three pass breakups, and two recovered fumbles, including a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown, in 827 snaps over 27 games (13 starts) in his career ... preseason third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele.
2012: Had 47 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, six quarterback pressures, one pass breakup, and a team-high two recovered fumbles in 575 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... had four tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and two quarterback pressures in 51 snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1; it was his first career start ... had five tackles in 31 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had four tackles and one tackle for loss in 43 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had five tackles, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in 50 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had eight tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and two quarterback pressures in 56 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had four tackles, two tackles for loss, and a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown in 30 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had six tackles and a recovered fumble in 57 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... had two tackles and his first career sack in 67 snaps against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24.
2011: Had 29 tackles, two tackles for loss, three quarterback pressures, and two pass breakups in 252 snaps over 14 games ... had one tackle in 21 snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had five tackles and a tackle for loss in 19 snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10 ... had three tackles in 13 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... had one tackle, two pass breakups, and two quarterback pressures in 27 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had four tackles in 21 snaps at N.C. State on Nov. 19 ... had three tackles and a tackle for loss in 19 snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26 ... had four tackles in 33 snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3 ... had four tackles in 32 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4 ... enrolled in January.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #1 prep school player in the nation by 247Sports.com ... played at Hargrave Military Academy in 2010 ... had four sacks in two games against Fork Union along with an interception and a touchdown off a blocked punt to highlight his season for the undefeated team at Hargrave Military Academy ... coached by Troy Davis at Hargrave Military Academy ... played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, SC after his senior season at G.W. Carver High School ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution Defensive Player-of-the-Year ... Columbus Ledger Defensive Player-of-the-Year ... #20 defensive end in the nation and #30 player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... #18 defensive end in the nation and #9 player in Georgia by Scout.com ... #40 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com ... first-team AAA all-state by Georgia Sportswriters Association ... first-team all-region selection ... had 87 tackles, 16 sacks, two recovered fumbles, two interceptions, and two returns for touchdowns as a senior ... had 72 tackles and seven sacks as a junior ... All-Southeast Region member by PrepStars ... coached by Dell McGee at G.W. Carver High ... recruited by Charlie Harbison.
Personal: Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born Dec. 1, 1991.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide