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Has been one of the most productive defensive linemen on the team during his career ... has 101 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, 19 quarterback pressures, five pass breakups, one caused fumble, one recovered fumble, and one blocked kick in 884 snaps over 31 games (14 starts) in his career.

2013: Had 47 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, five quarterback pressures, and one pass breakup in 402 snaps over 13 games (five starts) ... had four tackles in 33 snaps against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had four tackles in 33 snaps at N.C. State on Sept. 19 ... had five tackles in 38 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had five tackles in 45 snaps against #5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had three tackles and one sack in 24 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had three tackles in 38 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had three tackles in 23 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had four tackles and one tackle for loss in 30 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had five tackles and a pass breakup in 41 snaps at #9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had four tackles in 38 snaps against #6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.

2012: Had 54 tackles (most on the team among defensive linemen), 3.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, a team-high 12 quarterback pressures, four pass breakups, one caused fumble, one recovered fumble, and one blocked kick in 461 snaps over 13 games (nine starts) ... had four tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and a caused fumble in 29 snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1 ... had one tackle and two pass breakups in 26 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career start ... had three tackles in 36 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had four tackles in 33 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had four tackles in 52 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had five tackles in 25 snaps and blocked a field goal in the fourth quarter with Clemson ahead 40-31 against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6; named team special teams player-of-the-game ... had nine tackles and his first career sack in 43 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had four tackles, a team-high four quarterback pressures, and a recovered fumble in 22 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had one sack and two pass breakups in 39 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had four tackles in 17 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had seven tackles in 45 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... had five tackles and one sack in 59 snaps against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had three tackles in 35 snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.

2011: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had two quarterback pressures in 21 snaps over five games ... played three snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... played three snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... played three snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had two quarterback pressures in nine snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3.

2010: Red-shirted ... enrolled in January.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #1 defensive tackle in the nation in prep school by Rivals.com ... coached by Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military Academy; is now the associate head coach at Cincinnati ... comes from the same school that sent former Clemson All-American DeAndre McDaniel, former Clemson All-American Chris McDuffie, and current Tiger defensive back Jonathan Meeks to Clemson ... played at John Dickinson High School in Wilmington, DE ... burst on the scene when he was named MVP of a high school all-star game in Delaware at the end of his senior season ... coached by Craig Stephenson at John Dickinson High School ... recruited by Danny Pearman ... chose Clemson over Boston College, Duke, Florida State, and North Carolina.

Personal: Graduated on December 19, 2013 with a degree in sociology ... born Feb. 5, 1990.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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