Came to Clemson as a fullback, but moved to the defensive line, and will particpate on the O-line this spring...one of the strongest players on the team...has 41 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, and three quarterback pressures in 444 snaps over 26 games (two starts) in his career...Named a first-team strength All-American in 2011.
2011: Had 30 tackles and two quarterback pressures in 317 snaps over 14 games (two starts)...had five tackles in 25 snaps against Troy on Sept. 3...had three tackles in 31 snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10...had two tackles and a quarterback pressure in 15 snaps against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17...had two tackles in 32 snaps in his first career start at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1...had two tackles and a recovered fumble in 23 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8...had two tackles in 21 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22...had four tackles in 28 snaps at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29...had three tackles and a pass breakup in 21 snaps against Wake Forest on Nov. 12...had three tackles in 26 snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26.
2010: Had 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a sack in 127 snaps over 12 games...in the first two games, he had six tackles in 67 snaps...had four tackles in 24 snaps against North Texas...had two tackles in 43 snaps against Presbyterian College...had two tackles and a sack in 12 snaps at Boston College...had a tackle in 10 snaps against #23 N.C. State...played 19 snaps at Wake Forest...had two tackles and a tackle for loss against #17 South Carolina...“Power Hour” Strongman Champion for spring practice.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #3 fullback in the nation by Tom Lemming...#17 tight end in the nation by ESPN.com...#72 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com...#7 fullback in the nation by Scout.com...#8 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep...member of the All-Atlantic Region team by PrepStar...North Carolina Amateur Athlete-of-the-Year in 2009...had 2,000 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns in his junior and senior years...had 51 tackles and nine tackles for loss as a senior...averaged 40.7 yards per punt as a senior...coached by Mike Biggerstaff at East Burke High School...recruited by Billy Napier...chose Clemson over Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, and Wake Forest.
Personal: Winner of the 2010 Vickery Hall Award for his work in the classroom...majoring in civil engineering...born May 5, 1991.