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Has served as a backup running back during his three active seasons ... has exhibited his tough running style in his limited carries ... has 581 yards on 133 carries and five touchdowns along with 11 receptions for 158 yards and one touchdown in 442 snaps over 36 games (two starts) in his career.

2013: Had 213 yards on 57 carries and two touchdowns along with eight receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown in 174 snaps over 13 games ... had 22 yards on five carries and a touchdown along with a seven-yard reception against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... had 45 yards on seven carries at N.C. State on Sept. 19 ... had 34 yards on seven carries and two receptions for 86 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown, for a game-high 120 all-purpose yards against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had 26 yards on seven carries against #5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had 32 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and three receptions for 18 yards at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had 13 yards on three carries and an eight-yard reception against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had 22 yards on seven carries against The Citadel on Nov. 23.

2012: Had 138 yards on 35 carries and two touchdowns along with one reception for 33 yards in 119 snaps over 11 games ... had 23 yards on four carries against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1 ... had 17 yards on five carries and a 33-yard reception against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had an 11-yard carry against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had six yards on four carries and a touchdown at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had 65 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown at Duke on Nov. 3.

2011: Had 230 yards on 41 carries and one touchdown along with two receptions for two yards in 149 snaps over 12 games (two starts) ... averaged 5.6 yards per carry ... had 29 yards on four carries and a touchdown in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had one carry for two yards against Wofford on Sept. 10 ... had a team-high 86 yards on nine carries against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17 ... had 13 yards on two carries against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... had 12 yards on two carries at Maryland on Oct. 15 ... had a team-high 25 yards on seven carries against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had 22 yards on seven carries and a four-yard reception in his first career start at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29 ... had 14 yards on three carries against Wake Forest on Nov. 12 ... had a 13-yard carry and one reception at N.C. State on Nov. 19.

2010: Red-shirted.

Before Clemson: One of the top running backs in Alabama ... #15 player in Alabama by Rivals.com ... #40 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com ... #62 safety in the nation by Scout.com ... #44 running back in the nation by ESPN.com ... #14 player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... one of the Elite 18 in Alabama by the Press-Register ... rushed for nearly 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, helping Lincoln High School to the state AAAA playoffs ... against Clay County High, he had 20 carries for 192 yards and three scores; added a 91-yard kickoff return for a score and a 76-yard run for a score in that win against a team that was undefeated ... led his team to a 9-4 record as a junior when he had over 1,000 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns; averaged over 10 yards per carry ... top track athlete; competed in 100m, 200m, and long jump ... coached by Chad Martin at Lincoln High School ... recruited by Charlie Harbison ... chose Clemson over Auburn and Kentucky.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born Sept. 5, 1991.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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