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Quick, tall, and rangy linebacker ... had 149 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions for 31 yards, 13 quarterback pressures, seven pass breakups, three caused fumbles, and one recovered fumble in 1,725 snaps over 53 games (31 starts) in his career.

2013: Permanent team co-captain ... College All-Star Bowl invitee ... had 49 tackles, eight tackles for loss, one sack, three quarterback pressures, three pass breakups, one caused fumble, and one recovered fumble in 489 snaps over 13 games (10 starts) ... had five tackles and a pass breakup in 57 snaps against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had three tackles and one sack in 19 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had eight tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 35 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had two tackles and one tackle for loss in 31 snaps against #5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had two tackles and one tackle for loss in 31 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had a game-high 11 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a caused fumble in 73 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had seven tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown in 41 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had one tackle for loss in 18 snaps at #9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had three tackles and a pass breakup in 60 snaps against #6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.

2012: Had 40 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception for 27 yards, six quarterback pressures, two pass breakups, and one caused fumble in 447 snaps over 13 games (seven starts) ... had three tackles in 14 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had seven tackles, one tackle for loss, two pass breakups, and a 27-yard interception return in 39 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had two tackles and a team-high two quarterback pressures in 64 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had three tackles and his first career sack in 30 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had eight tackles and one tackle for loss in 52 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had six tackles in 68 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had one tackle and a caused fumble in 18 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had four tackles in 53 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... had one sack in 39 snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.

2011: Had 36 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception for four yards, and three quarterback pressures in 411 snaps over 14 games (seven starts) ... had three tackles and a tackle for loss against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had eight tackles in 50 snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10 ... had two tackles and his first career interception (four-yard return) in 14 snaps against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24 ... had four tackles and a half tackle for loss in 20 snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had six tackles in 39 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15.

2010: First-team freshman All-ACC by Rivals.com ... Rookie-of-the-Year Award (defense) winner by the coaches ... had 24 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a pass breakup in 378 snaps over 13 games (seven starts) ... played 38 snaps in his first start against #16 Miami (FL) ... had five tackles in 49 snaps as a starter at North Carolina ... had four first hits in 54 snaps as a starter against Georgia Tech ... had three tackles in 37 snaps as a starter at Florida State ... had four tackles in 58 snaps at Wake Forest.

2009: Red-shirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #22 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... #51 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com ... #24 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... #19 strongside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... #23 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... rushed for 1,368 yards and 23 touchdowns during his senior season ... had 89 tackles and eight sacks as a senior ... all-region in basketball and lettered in baseball ... coached by Darrel King at Lake View High School ... recruited by Dabo Swinney and David Blackwell ... chose Clemson over N.C. State and South Carolina.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born Feb. 2, 1991.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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