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Redshirt freshman who was a reserve defensive tackle in 2014 ... will compete for a starting spot in future seasons.

2014: Had 10 tackles and one quarterback pressure in 54 snaps over four games ... had four tackles in 19 snaps against SC State on Sept. 6; it was his first career game ... had four tackles in 14 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had one tackle in 11 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 ... had one tackle in 10 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.

2013: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 104 player in the nation by Rivals.com ... Lombardi Award winner from Rivals.com as the top defensive lineman in the Western region of the United States ... No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... played in U.S. Army All-American game ... No. 1 player in Hawaii by Rivals.com ... No. 2 player in Hawaii by ESPN ... No. 28 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 3 player in Hawaii by 247Sports.com ... No. 23 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN ... top-300 player in the nation by ESPN ... No. 145 player in the nation by PrepStar ... member of the top-150 Dream Team by PrepStar ... had 56 tackles, a school-record 32 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks, six blocked kicks, six caused fumbles and three recovered fumbles as a senior ... had 72 tackles, 30 tackles for loss and five sacks, three caused fumbles and four recovered fumbles as a junior ... two-time team captain ... named “Hardest Working Player” on the team as a junior and senior ... first-team all-state and all-conference as a junior and senior ... chosen for the Hawaii State Senior Bowl ... first Tiger signee from the state of Hawaii since 1986 (Allen Smith) ... coached by Arnold Martinez at Moanalua High School ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Brent Venables.

Personal: Has many relatives who live in Easley, S.C. ... majoring in sociology ... born Feb. 4, 1995.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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