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Has been a backup linebacker, starting linebacker and valuable special teams player in his three active seasons ... has 45 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, four quarterback pressures, two pass breakups, three recovered fumbles and a 24-yard fumble return in 311 snaps over 32 games (six starts) in his career.

2014: Had 34 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three quarterback pressures, two pass breakups, three recovered fumbles and a 24-yard fumble return in 256 snaps over 12 games (six starts) ... tied for 10th in the nation in recovered fumbles ... tied for second in the ACC in recovered fumbles ... had one tackle in 30 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30; it was his first career start ... had five tackles and one sack in seven snaps against SC State on Sept. 6 ... had three tackles in 21 snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... had three tackles and a 24-yard fumble return in 37 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had four tackles and a recovered fumble in 31 snaps against Louisville on Oct. 11 ... had four tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in 33 snaps at Wake Forest on Nov. 6 ... had seven tackles, one tackle for loss and a recovered fumble in 19 snaps at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 24 snaps against South Carolina on Nov. 29 ... had one tackle for loss in 32 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.

2013: Had seven tackles in 33 snaps over seven games ... had three tackles in 14 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had a game-high 13 tackles in the Spring Game.

2012: Had four tackles and one quarterback pressure in 22 snaps over 13 games ... played special teams against No. 25 Auburn at Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 1; it was his first career game ... had one tackle and a quarterback pressure in eight snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had a special teams tackle at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had two tackles in 11 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3.

2011: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 29 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN ... No. 20 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... No. 23 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... had 156 tackles as a senior at Lamar High School ... 15th in the state in tackles ... had 20 tackles and eight sacks in a state playoff game ... played in the North-South All-Star Game in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... had 96 tackles and six tackles for loss and added 16 receptions for 220 yards and two touchdowns as a junior ... all-state as a junior ... his team reached the state championship game as a junior ... from the same high school that produced former Clemson All-American and All-Pro Levon Kirkland ... one of the top scorers on the Lamar High School basketball team ... coached by J.R. Boyd at Lamar High ... recruited by Kevin Steele.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born May 29, 1993.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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