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Member of the Oklahoma football squad before transferring to Clemson ... expected to be a contributor at linebacker ... had a 44-yard interception return in the Spring Game.

2012: Red-shirted ... sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

Before Clemson: Played one season (2011) at Oklahoma, where he played 12 games (every game except the Kansas State contest) and had 10 tackles as a backup linebacker and special teams contributor under Head Coach Bob Stoops ... had two tackles apiece against Texas Tech, Baylor, and Iowa State ... played in the Insight Bowl against Iowa ... played under current Clemson Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables at Oklahoma ... originally signed with Michigan ... #12 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com in 2010 out of Saint Pius X High School ... #29 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com ... #39 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... #69 player in Texas by Rivals.com ... had 110 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, eight sacks, 18 quarterback pressures, three caused fumbles, two recovered fumbles, and a blocked punt in 11 games as a senior ... had 75 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, six sacks, 17 quarterback pressures, three caused fumbles, three recovered fumbles, one interception, four blocked punts, two blocked field goals, and two touchdowns in nine games as a junior ... first-team all-state and all-district as a junior and senior ... district player-of-the-year as a senior ... selected to participate for the United States U-19 National Team in the U.S. vs. World team competition ... coached by Jason Kimball at Saint Pius X High.

Personal: Majoring in economics ... born Feb. 1, 1993.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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