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Has been one of the team’s most consistent linebackers...has 112 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures, and four pass breakups in 827 snaps over 40 games (13 starts) in his career...has had at least one tackle in 24 consecutive games.

2011: Had 75 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and four pass breakups in 635 snaps over 14 games (11 starts)...had a team-tying-high eight tackles in 33 snaps against Troy on Sept. 3...had four tackles in 54 snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10...had four tackles, including a tackle for loss, in 29 snaps against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17...had eight tackles in 52 snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1; named ACC Linebacker-of-the-Week...had a team-high 13 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 45 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8...had two tackles and two pass breakups in 44 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15...had a team-high eight tackles in 51 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22...had nine tackles in 77 snaps at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29...had three tackles and a tackle for loss in 71 snaps against Wake Forest on Nov. 12...had one tackle and two pass breakups in 26 snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3...had six tackles in 21 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.

2010: Had 27 tackles and a tackle for loss in 160 snaps over 12 games (two starts)...had a team-high 13 special team tackles...backup linebacker behind Brandon Maye...had at least one tackle in all 12 games he played...started the opener against North Texas and played 37 snaps and had five tackles...missed the Auburn game due to injury...had three tackles in 15 snaps against Georgia Tech...had three tackles in 26 snaps at Florida State...had five tackles in 27 snaps in a start at Wake Forest...had three tackles against South Florida...won the Strength Training Award for linebackers for spring practice.

2009: Reserve linebacker and a top special teams performer as a red-shirt freshman...had 10 tackles in 32 plays of action...had three tackles in 12 plays in the home win over Wake Forest, that included a tackle for loss...had two stops in 13 plays of action against Georgia Tech in ACC Championship game...nine of his 10 tackles were first hits...had three tackles for loss in just 32 plays of action on defense.

2008: Red-shirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #10 prospect in South Carolina and #24 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com...#34 weakside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com...#22 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com...#19 prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep...only played half of his senior season due to a knee injury...all-region selection as a senior...played in the North-South game...selected to play in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl...rushed for 702 yards in six games during his senior season...totaled 89 tackles and 53 assists during his senior season...four-time state wrestling champion...All-American, all-state, and North/South participant in wrestling...ran the 100m and threw the shot put in track; he finished sixth in the state in the shot put...coached by James Longerbeam...recruited by Dabo Swinney...chose Clemson over Florida, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Personal: Nephew of former Clemson defensive tackle Richard McCullough (1985-88), who was also a product of Loris High School...nicknamed “Tig”...winner of the 2010 Vickery Hall Award for his work in the classroom...majoring in sociology...born Jan. 10, 1990.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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