Overview: Co-winner of the 12th Man Award on offense along with fellow running back Andre Ellington, as voted on by the Tiger coaching staff...has 4.8 career yards per carry average and four touchdowns in 26 games, three as a starter...will team with Ellington to give the Tigers an outstanding "Thunder and Lightning" combination in 2010...another outstanding player from the Jacksonville, FL area that will have impact on the Clemson program...missed just one game in the last two years, the N.C. State game in 2008...also capable of helping Clemson in the return game...has carried the ball at least once in 20 of the 26 games he has played over the last two years...showed all-around athletic ability when he blocked a punt as a freshman against South Carolina in 2008, a big play in that Clemson victory...three-sport athlete who also played basketball and competed in track in high school...named Most Improved among running backs for the spring practice of 2010...sixth on the team in the power clean with a 355-pound lift.
2009: Clemson's leading rusher in the win over Kentucky with 79 yards in just eight carries...a big reason the Tigers ran out the clock for the last 5:27 of the game due to his tough running between the tackles...had 17 rushing yards on that last drive on four carries...had a 33-yard run in that game, his second-longest run of the year...Clemson's third-leading rusher with 418 yards and a 5.2 per carry average...scored three touchdowns and added 11 catches out of the backfield...started against Middle Tennessee and South Carolina...had best day at N.C. State when he had 86 yards on just four attempts, including a 69-yard touchdown burst...had 15-75 in the opener and 13-76 against Coastal Carolina...carried the ball at least two times in every game in 2009...averaged 14 plays per game.
2008: Played 26 snaps against Georgia Tech when C.J. Spiller had a pulled hamstring and totaled 26 yards; he added two receptions...started against #24 Alabama and played four snaps...had six carries for a season-high 38 yards against The Citadel; he also had his only touchdown in that contest...had seven carries for 36 yards against S.C. State...had nine carries for 32 yards against Duke...did not carry the ball but had an impact in the win over South Carolina when he blocked a punt that led to a field goal; that was the first blocked punt of the year against the Gamecocks and the first punt blocked against a team coached by South Carolina's special teams coordinator in 10 years...played 115 snaps and carried the ball 34 times for 133 yards...had four receptions; he touched the ball 33 percent of the time he was in the game.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #12 prospect in the nation by ESPN.com...#3 running back in the nation by ESPN.com...#5 running back and #35 prospect in the nation by Scout.com...#119 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...#1 fullback in the nation by Rivals.com...#21 prospect in Florida by Rivals.com...#4 running back and #27 prospect in the nation by SuperPrep...#11 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep...rushed for 1,437 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior...#1 running back in the state by FloridaFB.com...totaled 1,200 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns along with four receiving touchdowns as a junior...played in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American game; he scored the winning touchdown on a pass from fellow Tiger signee Kyle Parker with less than three minutes left in the game...standout basketball player and track athlete...won the state title in the 4x100m and finished eighth in the 200m...high school teammate of fellow Tiger signee Daniel Andrews...coached by Verlon Dorminey...recruited by Dabo Swinney...chose Clemson over Florida, Florida State, Illinois, and Miami (FL)...born Sept. 11, 1989...majoring in communication studies. Florida, Florida State, Illinois, and Miami (FL)...born Sept. 11, 1989...majoring in communication studies.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide