Dorian O'Daniel Photo
B I O

Junior who has been one of Clemson’s best special teams performers in 2014 and 2015 ... reserve linebacker who has 63 tackles over just 261 snaps in 27 career games ... over half of his tackles (32) have come on special teams.

2015: Had 32 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss, in 181 snaps (15 games) ... team leader with 19 special teams tackles ... notched pair of special teams stops against Appalachian State ... had first tackle for loss of the season at Louisville ... came off the bench to earn a share of defensive player-of-the-game honors in the win over Georgia Tech ... posted three tackles for loss in that contest ... named special teams player-of-the-game by Clemson coaches at Miami ... two special teams tackles in win over NC State ... special teams player-of-the-game versus Wake Forest with a pair of tackles in coverage ... had three special teams tackles at South Carolina ... had a coverage tackle in the ACC Championship Game against North Carolina ... tallied three total tackles, including two on special teams, in the Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma

2014: Had 31 tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and one caused fumble in 87 snaps over 12 games (one start) ... had a team-high 13 special teams tackles ... played one snap on defense and had a team-high four special teams tackles against SC State on Sept. 6 ... had three tackles in 17 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had three tackles, including two special teams tackles, in two snaps against Louisville on Oct. 11 ... had a team-high 10 tackles, one sack and a caused fumble in 41 snaps at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had five tackles in 21 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22; it was his first career start ... had two tackles in five snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29; named team special teams player-of-the-game.

2013: Redshirted ... No. 15 signee in the ACC in the preseason by Lindy’s ... No. 18 signee in the ACC in the preseason by Athlon.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 40 player in the nation by Rivals.com ... No. 102 player in the nation by 247Sports.com, No. 46 by PrepStar and No. 112 by ESPN ... played in the U.S. Army All-American game ... No. 6 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com, No. 8 by ESPN, No. 11 by Scout.com and No. 13 by 247Sports.com ... No. 16 outside linebacker in the nation by MaxPreps ... No. 3 player in Maryland by 247Sports.com and ESPN ... member of the top-150 Dream Team by PrepStar ... played running back and linebacker ... helped Our Lady of Good Counsel High School to an 11-1 record as a senior and a No. 1 ranking in the Washington, D.C. area ... first-team all-state and all-conference as a running back ... named Montgomery Sentinel Offensive Player-of-the-Year and Gazette Montgomery County Player-of-the-Year as a senior ... named to the 75th Pigskin Club of Washington All-Metropolitan first team and Washington Post All-Met first team ... contributed to four straight conference championships ... had 1,307 yards on 190 carries and 18 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior ... had a season-high 325 yards on 24 carries in a Sept. win ... had 33 tackles and two sacks on defense as a senior ... had 897 yards on 127 carries and five touchdowns as a junior ... had 38.5 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and five sacks as a junior ... had 560 rushing yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore ... first Tiger signee from the state of Maryland since 1991 (Jeff Fortner) ... coached by Kevin McFadden at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Brent Venables.

Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Sept. 4, 1994.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

L A T E S T   U P D A T E S

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Loading the player...

Recent Stories

 Recent Forum Posts on Dorian O'Daniel Forum Posted