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Red-shirt freshman who was a reserve defensive end and special teams player in 2013.

2013: Had eight tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and one quarterback pressure in 60 snaps over 12 games ... had two tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and a quarterback pressure in 19 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... had three tackles in six snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had one tackle in 18 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had one tackle in 10 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23.

2012: Red-shirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #24 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com ... #25 defensive end in the nation and #2 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... #43 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com ... #23 defensive end in the nation and #10 player in South Carolina by 247Sports.com ... #11 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... played in the Offense-Defense All-American game ... had 73 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks as a senior at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School ... had 106 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, and 16 sacks as a junior ... attended the same school that sent former Tigers Rick Sapp (2006-09) and Da'Quan Bowers (2008-10) to Clemson ... coached by Kevin Crosby at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High ... recruited by Marion Hobby.

Personal: Majoring in communication studies ... born Oct. 17, 1993.


2012: Had 54 tackles (most on the team among defensive linemen), 3.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, a team-high 12 quarterback pressures, four pass breakups, one caused fumble, one recovered fumble, and one blocked kick in 461 snaps over 13 games (nine starts) ... had four tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and a caused fumble in 29 snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1 ... had one tackle and two pass breakups in 26 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career start ... had three tackles in 36 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had four tackles in 33 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had four tackles in 52 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had five tackles in 25 snaps and blocked a field goal in the fourth quarter with Clemson ahead 40-31 against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6; named team special teams player-of-the-game ... had nine tackles and his first career sack in 43 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had four tackles, a team-high four quarterback pressures, and a recovered fumble in 22 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had one sack and two pass breakups in 39 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had four tackles in 17 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had seven tackles in 45 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... had five tackles and one sack in 59 snaps against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had three tackles in 35 snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.

2011: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had two quarterback pressures in 21 snaps over five games ... played three snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... played three snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... played three snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had two quarterback pressures in nine snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3.

2010: Red-shirted ... enrolled in January.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #1 defensive tackle in the nation in prep school by Rivals.com ... coached by Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military Academy; is now the associate head coach at Cincinnati ... comes from the same school that sent former Clemson All-American DeAndre McDaniel, former Clemson All-American Chris McDuffie, and current Tiger defensive back Jonathan Meeks to Clemson ... played at John Dickinson High School in Wilmington, DE ... burst on the scene when he was named MVP of a high school all-star game in Delaware at the end of his senior season ... coached by Craig Stephenson at John Dickinson High School ... recruited by Danny Pearman ... chose Clemson over Boston College, Duke, Florida State, and North Carolina.

Personal: Graduated on December 19, 2013 with a degree in sociology ... born Feb. 5, 1990.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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