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Clemson's top freshman performer in 2012 ... will be counted on in the secondary in 2013 ... preseason third-team All-ACC by Athlon ... preseason fourth-team All-ACC by Phil Steele.

2012: Second-team freshman All-American by Scout.com ... had 51 tackles, two tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures, one interception, seven pass breakups, and one recovered fumble in 563 snaps over 13 games (eight starts) ... had three tackles in 23 snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1; it was his first career game ... had seven tackles in 42 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career start; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had four tackles in 31 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had eight tackles and one tackle for loss in 69 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had four tackles and a key pass breakup on fourth down in the fourth quarter in 49 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had six tackles in 38 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had three tackles and two pass breakups in 71 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had four tackles and a pass breakup in 63 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had four tackles, one tackle for loss, and a recovered fumble in 43 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had five tackles and two pass breakups in 62 snaps against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had his first career interception and a pass breakup in 16 snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 ... enrolled in January.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #15 overall player and the #2 safety in the nation by ESPN.com ... #5 defensive back in the nation and #60 overall player in the nation by Lindy's ... #2 player in Florida by ESPN.com ... third-team All-American by ESPN.com ... #25 overall player and #2 defensive back in the nation by Tom Lemming ... #60 player and #4 defensive back in the nation by Rivals.com ... #13 safety in the nation by Scout.com ... #12 safety in the nation by 247Sports.com ... #1 player in the Orlando area by Orlando Sentinel ... played in the U.S. Army All-American game ... his North Florida Christian School team won the state title ... honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated as a senior despite missing five games due to injury ... had 104 tackles, four interceptions, 35 receptions, and eight touchdowns as a junior ... coached by Robert Craft at North Florida Christian School ... recruited by Jeff Scott.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born Dec. 3, 1993.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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