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Was a backup defensive tackle in 2012 ... has the size and mobility to make a difference ... became the second Tiger to letter on top-25 football and baseball teams in one academic year since 1994-95 (Kyle Parker (2009-10) is the other).

2012: Had 40 tackles, three quarterback pressures, and one pass breakup in 236 snaps over 13 games ... averaged one tackle every 5.9 snaps, one of the best figures on the team ... had two tackles in six snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1; it was his first career game ... had five tackles in 25 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had five tackles in 13 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had three tackles in 19 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had seven tackles in 27 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had three tackles in 21 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had three tackles and a pass breakup in 20 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had two tackles in 20 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... had three tackles in seven snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.

Baseball (2013): First-baseman who was 0-for-3 with one run, two walks, one hit-by-pitch, a .500 on-base percentage, three putouts, and one assist with no errors in seven games off the bench.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #19 offensive guard in the nation and #20 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... #20 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com ... #58 offensive guard in the nation and #27 player in North Carolina by ESPN.com ... #41 defensive lineman in the nation and #8 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... SuperPrep All-American ... had 50 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and five sacks as a senior ... starting center on the basketball squad ... standout baseball player (righthander and DH) who has been clocked in the 90s ... all-conference in baseball as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... all-region in baseball as a junior and senior ... team MVP in baseball as a junior and senior ... batted .529 as junior ... lettered four times in football, four times in baseball, and four times in basketball ... coached by Damon Coiro at Grimsley High School ... recruited by Robbie Caldwell.

Personal: His mother, Felicia, played softball at North Carolina A&T from 1985-88 ... his uncle, Glenn Ford, played football at Tennessee from 1978-80 ... majoring in communication studies ... born July 1, 1994.

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