Has outstanding athleticism for an offensive lineman.
2012: Had one knockdown in 66 snaps over five games ... played 34 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career game ... had one knockdown in 16 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... played four snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... played three snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... played nine snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
2011: Red-shirted ... moved over to the offensive line in November after recovering from injury after starting as a defensive end ... enrolled in January.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #16 defensive end in the nation by 247Sports.com ... #244 player in the nation and #7 player in North Carolina by 247Sports.com ... #28 defensive end in the nation and #15 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... #25 defensive end in the nation by MaxPreps.com ... #52 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com ... #20 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... second-team all-state by NCPreps.com ... had 77 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, and nine blocked kicks as a junior at East Columbus High School ... conference 200m champion in track as a sophomore ... coached by Travis Conner and Toby Kasell at East Columbus High ... recruited by Dan Brooks.
Personal: Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born Sept. 25, 1992.