Slated to contribute in 2011, but suffered a season-ending injury in October ... saw most of his action on special teams in 2012 ... has 31 tackles, one pass breakup, and one recovered fumble in 109 snaps over 18 games in his career.
2012: Had 26 tackles and one recovered fumble in 73 snaps over 13 games ... had a team-high 12 special teams tackles ... had six tackles in 25 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had one tackle in six snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had two tackles in six snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had one special teams tackle and recovered a fumble on a muffed punt against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20; named team special teams player-of-the-game ... had a team-high two special teams tackles at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had three tackles in 14 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had six tackles in 16 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had three tackles in three snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17.
2011: Had five tackles in 36 snaps over five games ... had two tackles in 11 snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had one tackle and a pass breakup in four snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had one tackle in seven snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... tore an ACL in practice on Oct. 18 and missed the rest of the season.
Before Clemson: USA Today First-Team All-American ... #13 player and #1 outside linebacker in the nation and #4 player in Florida by Rivals.com ... won the high school version of the Dick Butkus Award in 2010 as the best linebacker in the nation ... #9 player and #1 inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... #12 player and #2 outside linebacker in the nation and #5 player in Florida by 247Sports.com ... played in the U.S. Army All-American game ... had 81 tackles and five sacks and scored 10 touchdowns on offense as a senior at Pedro Menendez High School ... member of the Florida Times-Union Super 24 Team ... first-team all-state as a junior and senior ... All-American by MaxPreps.com and CBS Sports ... coached by Keith Cromwell at Pedro Menendez High ... recruited by Jeff Scott.
Personal: Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born Sept. 19, 1992.