|Ht./Wt.:||6-2, 210 lbs.|
|Hometown:||St. Augustine, FL|
|High School:||St. Augustine|
|Years:||2008 - 2012|
Had 302 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, one sack, 14 interceptions for 186 yards and a touchdown, five quarterback pressures, 10 pass breakups, two caused fumbles, and three recovered fumbles in 2,697 snaps over 53 games (40 starts) in his career ... third in school history in takeaways (17), tied for fourth in interceptions, tied for fourth in games, sixth in interception return yards, and seventh in takeaway return yards (180) ... two-time Academic All-ACC selection ... three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... graduated in just over three years, just the second Tiger gridder in history to do so.
2012: Permanent team co-captain ... one of 30 candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award for football ... first-team All-ACC by CBSSports.com ... Second-Team All-ACC selection (media)..third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... Honorable Mention All-ACC selection (coaches) ... East-West Shrine Game invitee ... had 85 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, a team-high four interceptions for 17 yards, one quarterback pressure, four pass breakups, and one caused fumble in 776 snaps over 13 games (nine starts) ... had a team-high five double-digit tackle totals ... tied for fourth in the ACC in interceptions ... had two tackles and an interception in 30 snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1 ... had six tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception, and a pass breakup in 49 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had three tackles and one tackle for loss in 77 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had seven tackles, a 17-yard interception return, and pass breakup in 67 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had four tackles in 24 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had 13 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and a caused fumble in 79 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had 10 tackles and one tackle for loss in 72 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had four tackles in 40 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had 11 tackles, an interception, and a pass breakup in 88 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... had 10 tackles and a pass breakup in 92 snaps against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had a team-high 10 tackles in 49 snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 ... preseason CFPA Defensive Back Watch List member ... Senior Bowl Watch List member in the preseason ... preseason second-team All-ACC by Athlon and Lindy’s.
2011: Had a team-high 89 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions for 50 yards, and two recovered fumbles in 799 snaps over 13 games (12 starts)...had a team-tying-high eight tackles and a recovered fumble in 39 snaps against Troy on Sept. 3; was injured in the game and missed the Wofford game...had a team-tying-high six tackles in 54 snaps against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24...had six tackles and a tackle for loss in 66 snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1...had eight tackles in 46 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8...had five tackles in 72 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15...had five tackles, a sack, pass breakup, caused fumble that led to Kourtnei Brown’s 26-yard fumble return for a touchdown, and -6-yard fumble return in 51 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22...had four tackles and a 26-yard interception return at Georgia Tech in 35 snaps on Oct. 29...had a team-high 10 tackles in 72 snaps against Wake Forest on Nov. 12; named team defensive player-of-the-game...had eight tackles in 69 snaps at N.C. State on Nov. 19...had 10 tackles in 71 snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26; named team defensive player-of-the-game...had a team-high eight tackles and a tackle for loss in 74 snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3...had a team-tying-high eight tackles and a 24-yard interception return in 85 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Academic All-ACC selection...Hustle Award (defense) winner...had 65 tackles, a tackle for loss, two interceptions for 52 yards and a touchdown, and three pass breakups in 621 snaps over 13 games (12 starts)...fifth on the team in tackles...had eight tackles in 78 snaps against North Texas...had 10 tackles, an interception, and a pass breakup in 73 snaps against #16 Miami (FL)...had seven tackles at North Carolina...had six tackles against Maryland...team special teams player-of-the-game against Georgia Tech...had six tackles and a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown at Boston College; named team defensive player-of-the-game by the coaches...had four tackles and a pass breakup against #23 N.C. State.
2009: First-team freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and Scout.com in 2009...First-team All-ACC Freshman Team selection by Sporting News...named Defensive Co-Rookie-of-the-Year as voted on by the Tiger coaching staff...Academic All-ACC selection; his smarts in the classroom translate to the football field...19th in the nation in interceptions (6)...first-team Freshman All-ACC by Rivals.com...big reason Clemson was fifth in the nation in interceptions as a team...tied for third in Clemson history in total interceptions by a freshman with six...only Robert O’Neal (8, 1989) and Justin Miller (8, 2002) had more...had a streak of four straight games with a theft to tie a Clemson record...winner of team’s Renwich-Flanders Most Improved Award from the Tiger coaches for the 2009 season...started seven games when Clemson was in the nickel package, he was sixth on the team in tackles with 63, including six in 25 snaps against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl...led all Clemson freshmen in tackles, in fact he had twice as many as any other rookie...had season-high 13 tackles in his first career game against Middle Tennessee...it was the most ever by a Tiger freshman defensive back in his first career game...just one tackle off of Anthony Simmons’ record for tackles in a first game by a freshman...had nine tackles against TCU, a reason the Tigers held the Horned Frogs to a season-low 14 points...had seven tackles, including two for loss, and a 49-yard interception return against Coastal Carolina...had four tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception against Florida State...had final interception against South Carolina in Columbia...honorable mention All-ACC in 2009 as a freshman...second on the team in takeaways with seven, six interceptions and a recovered fumble.
Before Clemson: Florida Times-Union First-Team All-First Coast pick...had eight interceptions and three defensive touchdowns as a senior...led the county in receiving with over 800 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior...Saint John’s County Defensive Player-of-the-Year as a senior...first-team all-state and all-county pick as a senior...#46 safety in the nation by Rivals.com...#60 safety in the nation by Scout.com...#46 safety in the nation by ESPN.com...#58 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep...helped lead Saint Augustine High School to the AAA state title game...all-county and all-conference on the hardwood...400m, long jump, triple jump, and high jump performer in track as a sophomore and senior...high school teammate of former Tiger Carlton Lewis (2009-11)...coached by Joey Wiles at Saint Augustine High School...recruited by Dabo Swinney...chose Clemson over Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi State, South Carolina, South Florida, and West Virginia.
Personal: Three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll...graduated on Aug. 13, 2011 with a degree in marketing...born Sept. 7, 1989.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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