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Red-shirt freshman who was a factor early in the season before suffering a career-ending injury.

2013: Had two knockdowns in 71 snaps over two games ... played 13 snaps as a tight end in his first career game against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had two knockdowns in 58 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... decided to give up football due to a shoulder problem on Oct. 9.

2012: Red-shirted ... enrolled in January.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #115 player and #13 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com ... #66 player in the nation by Tom Lemming ... #19 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com ... played in the Shrine Bowl ... played in the Under Armour All-America game along with classmate Jay Guillermo ... South Carolina Coaches Association Lineman-of-the-Year at Dorman High School ... Big 16 Upper State Lineman-of-the-Year ... first-team all-area each of the last two years from an academic standpoint ... graded 82 percent as a senior ... his father played football at Duke ... high school teammate of current Clemson wide receivers Adam Humphries and Charone Peake ... coached by David Gutshall at Dorman High School ... recruited by Jeff Scott.

Personal: Majoring in political science ... born Nov. 26, 1993.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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