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Began his career as a tight end, but has since moved to the offensive line ... has played on punt coverage teams ... has nine knockdowns in 423 snaps over 39 games (one start) in his career.

2014: Played 245 snaps over 13 games (one start) ... played 18 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30 ... played 24 snaps against SC State on Sept. 6 ... played 26 snaps against North Carolina on Sept. 27 ... played 27 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... played 35 snaps against Syracuse on Oct. 25; it was his first career start ... played 20 snaps at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15 ... played 33 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 ... had two knockdowns in 62 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.

2013: Had seven knockdowns in 140 snaps over 13 games ... played 35 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... played 29 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had two knockdowns in eight snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had two knockdowns in 17 snaps against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had one knockdown in five snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had one knockdown in 27 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... played three snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had one knockdown in 16 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23.

2012: Played 38 snaps at tight end and 10 snaps at offensive tackle over 13 games ... played one snap against No. 25 Auburn at Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 1; it was his first career game ... played one snap at tight end in the third quarter, then had one knockdown in four snaps as an offensive tackle at Duke on Nov. 3 ... played six snaps at offensive tackle and two snaps at tight end against Maryland on Nov. 10.

2011: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 59 player in the nation and No. 6 tight end by Rivals.com ... played in the Shrine Bowl and the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... one of the top-250 players in the nation and No. 9 tight end by Scout.com ... No. 6 tight end in the nation by SuperPrep ... had 26 receptions for 393 yards and six scores as a senior at Jack Britt High School ... had 42 catches for 575 yards and eight scores in his career ... a big reason his team rushed for 12,000 yards over the last three years ... had 93 solo tackles, eight sacks, four caused fumbles, four recovered fumbles and one interception in his career ... punted 70 times for a 45-yard average ... first-team all-conference for four years and first-team all-region as a junior and senior ... all-state by North Carolina Preps and a four-year all-conference selection ... three-year All-Cape Fear Valley Region member ... named a Badger Sports Preseason All-American ... helped his school to a 50-8 record as a four-year starter, the best four-year record in school history ... played on two conference, two Eastern Regional and two state runner-up teams ... sophomore All-American by MaxPreps.com ... most valuable wide receiver as a junior and team MVP as a senior ... four-year letterman on the basketball team ... played on two conference, two sectional and two Eastern Regional championship basketball teams ... outstanding student who is in the National Honor Society ... coached by Richard Bailey at Jack Britt High ... recruited by Dan Brooks.

Personal: His brother, Sean, is a walk-on wide receiver at Clemson ... majoring in health science ... born March 6, 1993.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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