Sophomore offensive tackle who has been a primary backup at the position.
2012: Had four knockdowns in 123 snaps over seven games (two starts) ... had one knockdown in one snap against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1; it was his first career game ... had one knockdown in 56 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career start ... had one knockdown in 41 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had one knockdown in 19 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3.
Before Clemson: First-team all-state offensive lineman who played in the Shrine Bowl ... all-region and all-county selection at Wren High School ... #27 player in the nation and #7 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... among the top-20 players in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... U.S. Army All-America nominee ... Wren High School Hall of Fame member ... had an average grade of 92 percent from his coaches, which helped Wren High to an average of nearly 30 points per game ... named team offensive lineman-of-the-year ... Anderson Area Touchdown Club Lineman-of-the-Week selection ... all-state selection and team captain as a senior ... all-region and all-county as a junior and senior ... attended Under Armour All-American Combine in 2009 ... helped his team to the region title ... received Anderson County Diversity Award ... offensive player-of-the-week by Anderson Touchdown Club ... had a 3.5 GPA in his high school career ... played basketball through his senior season at Wren High and was on the track team ... coached by Jeff Tate at Wren High ... recruited by Brad Scott.
Personal: Son of former Clemson defensive lineman Vernie Anthony, who was a member of Clemson's 1981 National Championship team and lettered in 1981 and 1982 as a reserve behind William Perry ... majoring in pre-business ... born July 21, 1993.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide