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Emerged as the team's top safety in 2013 after serving as a backup in 2011 and 2012 ... has 102 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions for 28 yards, six pass breakups, one caused fumble, and one recovered fumble in 977 snaps over 40 games (14 starts) in his career.

2013: Had 79 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception for 28 yards, five pass breakups, and one recovered fumble in 814 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... had six tackles in 67 snaps against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had five tackles and one sack in 37 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 71 snaps at N.C. State on Sept. 19 ... had nine tackles in 72 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had nine tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and a pass breakup in 59 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had nine tackles and a pass breakup in 71 snaps against #5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had three tackles and a 28-yard interception return in 69 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had six tackles, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in 61 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had eight tackles in 69 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had six tackles and a pass breakup in 42 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had two tackles in playing all 81 snaps at #9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had 10 tackles and a recovered fumble in the third quarter that turned the tide of the game in 72 snaps against #6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game.

2012: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had 14 tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass breakup in 104 snaps over 13 games ... had two tackles in 13 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had four tackles, including a team-high three tackles on special teams, in nine snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had three tackles in 12 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had two tackles, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in 43 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had two tackles in 20 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had a game-high 10 tackles in the Spring Game.

2011: Had nine tackles and one interception in 59 snaps over 14 games (one start) ... had two tackles and the team's only interception in seven snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... played 31 snaps in his first career start against Wofford on Sept. 10 ... had two special teams tackles at Maryland on Oct. 15 ... had three tackles and a caused fumble in eight snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22.

Before Clemson: Had 11,318 total yards during his career at Woodland High School ... had 124 career touchdowns (86 passing, 38 rushing) ... had 527 carries for 3,092 yards in his career ... was 636-950 passing for 8,226 yards and 86 touchdowns in his career ... completed 67 percent of his passes and averaged nearly 13 yards per completion ... passed for 1,770 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior ... rushed for 864 yards with 12 scores as a senior, giving him 36 total touchdowns ... all-state selection and four-time region MVP ... #22 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... #22 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... among the top safeties in the nation by Scout.com ... coached by Reed Charpia at Woodland High ... recruited by Dan Brooks.

Personal: Majoring in health science ... born Dec. 22, 1992.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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