|Ht./Wt.:||6-5, 310 lbs.|
|Years:||2007 - 2011|
Had 80 knockdowns in 1,329 snaps over 42 games (18 starts) in his career...one of the most versatile offensive linemen on the team; he saw action at guard and tackle.
2011: Had 16 knockdowns in 430 snaps over 12 games (four starts)...had two knockdowns, but suffered an injury against Wofford on Sept. 10 and missed the next two games...had three knockdowns in 30 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8...played 42 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22...graded 84 percent in 49 snaps against Wake Forest on Nov. 12...graded a team-high 88 percent in 56 snaps at N.C. State on Nov. 19...graded a team-high 86 percent in 58 snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26...graded 86 percent in 16 snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3...had three knockdowns in 36 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Had 35 knockdowns in 560 snaps over 11 games (11 starts)...allowed just one sack...had four knockdowns and an 84-percent grade, both team-highs, against North Texas...had an 83-percent grade against Presbyterian College...had six knockdowns and a 74-percent grade at #15 Auburn before he suffered a high-ankle sprain in overtime...missed the Miami (FL) and North Carolina games due to the injury...came back to the starting lineup against Maryland...had four knockdowns and a team-high 85-percent grade against Georgia Tech...had an 81-percent grade in 59 snaps against #23 N.C. State...played 86 snaps at Florida State.
2009: Played in just two of the first four games for 14 total snaps, then played in each of the last 10 games for a total of 12 games...averaged just 4.5 plays per game the first four games and 18 snaps per game over the last 10 games of the year...played 25 snaps in the win over Wake Forest and had an 81 percent film grade...followed that with an 81 percent grade for 36 plays at Miami (FL), he had a career-high five knockdowns in the Tigers' win over the #8 Hurricanes...had an 82 percent grade in win over Coastal Carolina, giving him three straight games with grade of 81 percent or better...also had an 83 percent grade in 20 plays in the important road win at N.C. State...had an 81 percent grade against Georgia Tech, helping the Tigers to 323 rushing yards in the ACC Championship game...finished the year with 201 snaps of action and 12 knockdowns...all of his knockdowns came in the final 10 games of the season...did not play against Georgia Tech (in Atlanta) or the loss to TCU, so Clemson was 9-3 when he played and 0-2 when he did not...played 10 snaps against Kentucky in Music City Bowl.
2008: Began the year as the second-team left offensive guard, then started the second game against The Citadel...started three consecutive games, all victories...played 35 snaps against The Citadel, 55 against N.C. State, and 24 against S.C. State; he had seven knockdowns in 24 snaps and graded 72 percent before he suffered an ankle injury; that high ankle sprain put him on the bench for the next three games...played 124 snaps before his injury and just 14 snaps after the injury...played 138 snaps in seven games (three starts) and had 17 knockdowns.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #52 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com...#49 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com...#17 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep...all-region by PrepStar...#16 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com...played in the Max Emfinger All-American game...had 94 knockdown blocks as a senior at Greenville High...selected for the North-South All-Star game...member of the National Honor Society...recruited by David Blackwell...chose Clemson over Maryland.
Personal: Graduated on May 13, 2011 with a degree in sociology...born Feb. 22, 1989.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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