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One of the team's most athletic defensive players ... has 240 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, seven sacks, two interceptions, seven quarterback pressures, nine pass breakups, three caused fumbles, and one recovered fumble in 1,553 snaps over 39 games (23 starts) in his career ... changed his jersey from #12, which he wore in 2011 and 2012, to #42 for the 2013 season.

2013: Second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... Third-Team All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... had a team-high 131 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three quarterback pressures, one interception, five pass breakups, and one recovered fumble in 802 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... had seven double-digit tackle totals ... had 13 tackles in 71 snaps against #5 Georgia on Aug. 1; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had eight tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, and a recovered fumble in 37 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... had a game-high 16 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a pass breakup in 72 snaps at N.C. State on Sept. 19; named ACC Linebacker-of-the-Week ... had a team-tying-high seven tackles in 41 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had a team-high 10 tackles and one tackle for loss in 77 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had a game-high 11 tackles, three tackles for loss, and two sacks in 57 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had six tackles and one sack in 74 snaps against #5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had a team-high nine tackles, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in 72 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had nine tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 58 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had six tackles and one tackle for loss in 62 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had a game-high 13 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in 41 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had 12 tackles, one tackle for loss, and two pass breakups in 68 snaps at #9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had a game-high 11 tackles, an interception on Ohio State's final drive that sealed the win, and a pass breakup in 72 snaps against #6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... preseason second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele.

2012: Honorable mention sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ... had 77 tackles (fourth-most on the team), 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, three pass breakups, and one caused fumble in 459 snaps over 13 games (seven starts) ... started each of the first six games ... had four double-digit tackle totals ... had a team-tying-high seven tackles in 56 snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had a team-high 10 tackles and his first career interception in 47 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had a team-high 10 tackles and a pass breakup in 57 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had 11 tackles in 73 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had eight tackles and a game-high 2.5 tackles for loss in 71 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had five tackles in 37 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had five tackles in 22 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had four tackles, one sack, and a caused fumble in 27 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had four tackles and a pass breakup in 20 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had a team-high 10 tackles and one tackle for loss in 29 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... preseason second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele.

2011: Had 32 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks, a pass breakup, and a team-high two caused fumbles in 292 snaps over 13 games (three starts) ... had four tackles, Clemson's only sack, and a pass breakup in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had three tackles in nine snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10 ... had five tackles and two tackles for loss in 29 snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had four tackles and a tackle for loss in 16 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15 ... had three tackles in 27 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had three tackles in 20 snaps at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29 ... had two tackles in 28 snaps in his first career start at N.C. State on Nov. 19 ... had three tackles, a team-high two tackles for loss, a sack, and a caused fumble in 34 snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3 ... had four tackles in 45 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.

Before Clemson: USA Today First-Team All-American at Anson High School ... Parade First-Team All-American ... #1 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com ... #24 player and #3 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com ... #32 player in the nation by ESPN.com ... #40 player and #4 linebacker in the nation by SuperPrep ... #10 player in the nation and #1 player in North Carolina by 247Sports.com ... #1 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... played in the Shrine Bowl ... played in the Under Armour All-American game ... North Carolina Gatorade Player-of-the-Year ... AP First-Team All-State selection as a junior and senior ... conference player-of-the-year as a sophomore and senior ... WSOC Big 22 Player-of-the-Year ... NCPreps.com Defensive Player-of-the-Year as a senior ... four-year starter ... had 123 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, four sacks, and two interceptions as a senior ... had 302 yards on 50 carries and 498 yards on 14 kickoff returns ... catcher on the baseball team and power forward on the basketball team ... coached by Luke Hyatt at Anson High ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Kevin Steele.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born July 28, 1992.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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