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Sophomore who was one of the team’s top backup safeties in 2014 ... had 25 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions for 84 yards, one quarterback pressure and three pass breakups in 340 snaps over 24 games (one start) in his career.

2014: Had 13 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, a team-tying-high two interceptions for a team-high 84 yards, one quarterback pressure and three pass breakups in 242 snaps over 13 games (one start) ... had two tackles, a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown and pass breakup in 29 snaps against SC State on Sept. 6 ... had a 24-yard interception return for a touchdown in 12 snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... had a pass breakup in 31 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had one sack in eight snaps against Louisville on Oct. 11 ... had three tackles and one tackle for loss in 24 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 ... had one tackle in 37 snaps against South Carolina on Nov. 29; it was his first career start.

2013: Had 12 tackles and one pass breakup in 98 snaps over 11 games ... had three tackles in 26 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7; it was his first career game ... had one tackle in seven snaps against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had a pass breakup in 27 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had two tackles in four snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had five tackles in 21 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... enrolled in January ... had one tackle in the Spring Game.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 80 athlete in the nation and No. 9 player in South Carolina by ESPN ... No. 28 safety in the nation by Scout.com ... played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... had 50 tackles, four interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a junior ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection ... attended the same high school that sent all-time great Woodrow Dantzler (1998-01) to Clemson ... coached by Tommy Brown at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School ... recruited by Marion Hobby.

Personal: Majoring in pre-business ... born June 29, 1995.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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