Talented defensive back who was hampered by injury in 2012, but returned to form in 2013 as the team's best cornerback ... one of the team's most physical defensive backs ... had 159 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, six interceptions for 142 yards, two quarterback pressures, 20 pass breakups, and two caused fumbles in 1,713 snaps over 37 games (24 starts) in his career.
2013: Second-Team All-ACC selection (media) ... second-team All-ACC by Athlon ... Third-Team All-ACC (coaches) ... third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... had 74 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks, one quarterback pressure, a team-high 13 pass breakups, and two caused fumbles in 701 snaps over 13 games (12 starts) ... tied for seventh in school history in passes defended (17) ... tied for fifth in the ACC in interceptions and seventh in passes defended ... had five tackles in 58 snaps against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had six tackles, two pass breakups, and an interception in 66 snaps at N.C. State on Sept. 19 ... had five tackles, a game-high two tackles for loss, and one sack in 36 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had three tackles, one interception, and three pass breakups in 60 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had six tackles in 46 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had eight tackles, an interception return for 29 yards, and two pass breakups in 50 snaps against #5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had seven tackles, a pass breakup, and caused fumble in 46 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26; did not play in the first half ... had a game-high 12 tackles and a game-high three pass breakups in 69 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had six tackles, one tackle for loss, a 20-yard interception return, and two pass breakups in 66 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had three tackles and one tackle for loss in 26 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had four tackles in playing all 81 snaps at #9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had eight tackles, one sack, and a caused fumble that led to a crucial turnover in the fourth quarter in 66 snaps against #6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.
2012: Had 32 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback pressure, and three pass breakups in 369 snaps over 10 games (five starts) ... had two tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in 57 snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1 ... had eight tackles and a pass breakup in 53 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had six tackles in 38 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had six tackles and his first career sack in 44 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had six tackles and a pass breakup in 70 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had one tackle and a pass breakup in 24 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3.
2011: Had 53 tackles, one tackle for loss, two interceptions for 93 yards, and four pass breakups in 643 snaps over 14 games (seven starts) ... had one tackle in 41 snaps in his first career game and start against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had a team-tying-high six tackles and a pass breakup in 34 snaps against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24 ... had three tackles in 24 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... had three tackles and his first career interception in 39 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15; his one-handed interception in the third quarter came with Clemson down 35-17 and sparked the Tigers' rally to a 56-45 victory ... had three tackles in 25 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had five tackles in 64 snaps at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29 ... had five tackles and one tackle for loss in 69 snaps against Wake Forest on Nov. 12 ... had three tackles and a pass breakup in 71 snaps at N.C. State on Nov. 19 ... had a team-high 11 tackles in 73 snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26 ... had three tackles, two pass breakups, and a 64-yard interception return in 74 snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3 ... had seven tackles in 82 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Red-shirted ... Scout Team (defense) Award winner.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #22 safety in the nation and #6 player in South Carolina by Scout.com ... #55 athlete in the nation and #15 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... #56 safety in the nation by ESPN.com ... #15 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... all-state selection by The State ... led Allendale-Fairfax High School to a 10-2 record as a senior when he rushed for 1,270 yards and 15 touchdowns ... against Bethune-Bowman High School, he had 113 rushing yards and two scores and added two interception returns for touchdowns ... played quarterback and defensive back ... All-Atlantic Region team member by PrepStars ... Shrine Bowl member and Offense-Defense All-American Game member ... #16 player in South Carolina by Charlotte Observer ... attended the same high school that produced Clemson's all-time leading rusher (Raymond Priester) ... had 95 rushes for 789 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior ... had 76 tackles as a junior ... starter on the basketball team and one of the top track performers in South Carolina ... won the state title in the 400m hurdles as a sophomore and junior; he helped his team to the state title in track as a junior ... coached by Wayne Farmer at Allendale-Fairfax High School ... recruited by Chris Rumph ... chose Clemson over Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.
Personal: Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born Jan. 30, 1992.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide