Talented linebacker who has been hampered by injury during most of his career ... valuable member of the special teams ... has 68 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback pressure, two pass breakups, one caused fumble, and one recovered fumble in 276 snaps over 31 games in his career.
2013: Had 37 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback pressure, one pass breakup, and one caused fumble in 167 snaps over 13 games ... has seven special teams tackles, tied for second-most on the team ... had three tackles in 11 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... had a team-high three special teams tackles at N.C. State on Sept. 19 ... had a team-tying-high seven tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 26 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had four tackles, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in 14 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had two tackles, his first career sack, and a caused fumble that was recovered by Vic Beasley and returned 13 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter in eight snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had three tackles in 11 snaps against #5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had three tackles and one tackle for loss in 32 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had two tackles in 18 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had seven tackles, including two special teams tackles, in 26 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23; named team special teams player-of-the-game.
2012: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had 26 tackles and one recovered fumble in 73 snaps over 13 games ... had a team-high 12 special teams tackles ... had six tackles in 25 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had one tackle in six snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had two tackles in six snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had one special teams tackle and recovered a fumble on a muffed punt against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20; named team special teams player-of-the-game ... had a team-high two special teams tackles at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had three tackles in 14 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had six tackles in 16 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had three tackles in three snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17.
2011: Had five tackles in 36 snaps over five games ... had two tackles in 11 snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had one tackle and a pass breakup in four snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had one tackle in seven snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... tore an ACL in practice on Oct. 18 and missed the rest of the season.
Before Clemson: USA Today First-Team All-American ... #13 player and #1 outside linebacker in the nation and #4 player in Florida by Rivals.com ... won the high school version of the Dick Butkus Award in 2010 as the best linebacker in the nation ... #9 player and #1 inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... #12 player and #2 outside linebacker in the nation and #5 player in Florida by 247Sports.com ... played in the U.S. Army All-American game ... had 81 tackles and five sacks and scored 10 touchdowns on offense as a senior at Pedro Menendez High School ... member of the Florida Times-Union Super 24 Team ... first-team all-state as a junior and senior ... All-American by MaxPreps.com and CBS Sports ... coached by Keith Cromwell at Pedro Menendez High ... recruited by Jeff Scott.
Personal: Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born Sept. 19, 1992.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide