Red-shirt freshman who was the backup at center behind Ryan Norton in 2013.
2013: Had two knockdowns in 182 snaps over eight games ... played 57 snaps in his first career game against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... played 29 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had one knockdown in 10 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... played 17 snaps against #5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... played five snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... played 47 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... played eight snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had one knockdown in nine snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23.
2012: Red-shirted ... enrolled in January.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #89 player in the nation, #1 center in the nation, and #1 player in Tennessee by ESPN.com ... first-team All-American by ESPN.com, MaxPreps.com, and Sports Illustrated ... #6 center in the nation by Rivals.com ... helped Maryville High School to the state title each of the last two seasons ... Mr. Football Lineman-of-the-Year in Tennessee ... played in the Under Armour All-America game ... county player-of-the-year ... led his team to a 15-0 record as a senior, as his team was ranked #11 in the nation by MaxPreps.com ... first commitment to Clemson's 2012 class ... coached by George Quarles at Maryville High School ... recruited by Dan Brooks.
Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born Aug. 26, 1994.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide