First-year freshman who made an immediate impact ... expected to be one of the team's best defensive linemen for years to come.
2013: Second-team freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele ... third-team freshman All-American by Athlon ... had 35 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks, nine quarterback pressures, and one pass breakup in 337 snaps over 13 games ... his four sacks tied William Perry (1981) and Ricky Sapp (2006) for most by a Tiger first-year freshman ... had three tackles in 30 snaps in his first career game against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had four tackles, two tackles for loss, and two quarterback pressures in 29 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... had four tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and one sack in 22 snaps at N.C. State on Sept. 19 ... had two tackles for loss, one sack, and two quarterback pressures in 35 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had three tackles in 23 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had one tackle and two quarterback pressures in 22 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had two tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a pass breakup, and two quarterback pressures in 34 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had two tackles and one sack in 26 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had five tackles in 32 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had three tackles in 19 snaps at #9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had three tackles and one sack against #6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 ... enrolled in January ... had two tackles in the Spring Game.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #1 prep school prospect in the nation out of Hargrave Military Academy and #1 prep school defensive end in the nation by 247Sports.com ... #3 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... top-300 All-American by PrepStar ... had 99 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, nine sacks, and five caused fumbles as a senior ... had 100 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, and two touchdowns as a junior ... played in the North/South All-Star game, where he was named defensive MVP ... defensive MVP in the Offense/Defense All-American Bowl ... coached by Randy Robinson at Daniel High School and Troy Davis at Hargrave Military Academy ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Chad Morris.
Personal: Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born June 17, 1994.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide