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Overview: Two-sport athlete was an All-America hurdler on the indoor track team in 2010...came to Clemson with All-America credentials in track and football...moved up the depth chart after an outstanding spring practice of 2010...moved from safety to cornerback in the spring...has the height, speed and jumping ability to be an outstanding cornerback...a red-shirt sophomore in both sports in 2010-11...missed the 2008 football and 2009 track seasons after suffering a torn ACL.

2009: Reserve safety who played in eight games, including special teams participation ...played on defense in two games, against Boston College and Coastal Carolina...played 10 snaps against Coastal Carolina and had a tackle...had a special teams tackle against Wake Forest...had a tackle in the Music City Bowl against Kentucky when he had the stop near the sidelines on a fake punt by the Wildcats.

Track (2009-10): Outdoor - Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 110m hurdles after posting time of 13.84 in the quarterfinals of the East Preliminary Round...finished 16th in the semifinals at the NCAA meet with a time of 13.95...earned All-ACC status in both hurdle events after placing third in both in the meet held in Clemson...season-best time in the 110 hurdles was 13.79 at ACCs, his time is ninth-best in school history...qualified for East Prelims in the 400 hurdles, but elected to focus on the high hurdles...Indoor - Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the hurdles, after a year and a half away from track following an ACL injury...earned All-America status, Clemson's first in the hurdles since 2004, after finishing eighth at the national meet...earned at-large bid to the national meet after improving on his personal best (7.83) at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier...placed fourth at the ACC Championships in the 60 hurdles (7.89).

2008: Red-shirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #40 prospect and #3 safety in the nation by ESPN.com...#95 prospect in the nation and #1 safety in North Carolina by Tom Lemming...#113 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...#4 prospect in North Carolina and #5 safety in the nation by Rivals.com...#18 safety in the nation by Scout.com...#7 prospect in North Carolina by SuperPrep...#19 defensive back in the nation by SuperPrep...had 246 tackles and four interceptions in his last two years, including 145 tackles as a senior...played in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American game...coached by Mike Newsome at David W. Butler High School...ran track in high school and plans to run at Clemson...won the indoor national championship in the 60m hurdles...holds the state record in the 300m hurdles...AAAA state champion in the 110m hurdles...won the national championship in the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in June, 2008...anchored a record-breaking 4x100m relay team in AAU competition...All-USA Track & Field Hurdler by USA Today...recruited by Billy Napier...chose Clemson over Florida, Georgia, Miami (FL), Michigan, North Carolina, N.C. State, and Virginia Tech...born Sept. 10, 1989...majoring in sociology.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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