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Had eight yards on six carries, seven receptions for 39 yards, and 62 yards on six kickoff returns in 817 snaps over a school-record 57 games (19 starts) in his career...never missed a game; he played three games before suffering a season-ending injury in 2007, but he received a medical red-shirt...Clemson's best blocking running back, especially key in short-yardage and goal-line situations.

2011: Permanent team co-captain...Senior Bowl invitee...had one carry in 141 snaps over 14 games (two starts)...had three special teams tackles...started and had one carry against Wofford on Sept. 10...started against North Carolina on Oct. 22.

2010: Hustle Award (offense) winner...Dedication Award winner...had two carries for four yards, four catches for 13 yards, and 13 yards on one kickoff return in 322 snaps over 13 games (10 starts)...had 34 knockdowns...had a carry against Presbyterian College and a carry against Maryland...had two catches for eight yards against Georgia Tech and one catch for four yards at Florida State...had a catch against #17 South Carolina...had five knockdowns at #15 Auburn...had five knockdowns against #16 Miami (FL)...had six knockdowns at Boston College...had four knockdowns against #23 N.C. State...won the Dedication Award for offensive players for his work in the weight room.

2009: Played 184 snaps and had three carries and two receptions...had 17 snaps and five knockdown blocks in the win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl, he received great attention for his blocking in that game from the ESPN announcers...had three kickoff returns in 2009 on short kicks as opponents tried to avoid first-team All-America return specialist C.J. Spiller...had two rushes for five yards against Wake Forest...consistently received film grades in the 80s from his coaches for his blocking.

2008: Played 162 snaps, but did not carry the ball on a running play; he was a lead blocker for many first downs gained by James Davis and C.J. Spiller...touched the ball three times; he had a six-yard catch against The Citadel, an 11-yard kickoff return against N.C. State, and a 13-yard kickoff return against #24 Florida State...had 18 knockdown blocks, including a season-high five against S.C. State...a key to Clemson's running-game success against South Carolina when he played 33 snaps...had four starts, all away from home...played 12 snaps as a reserve against Nebraska in the Gator Bowl.

2007: Red-shirted...his year was cut short by a broken leg suffered against Furman, as he received a medical red-shirt...played just eight snaps on offense in three games, but he was a valuable special teams player.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #18 fullback in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com and #19 fullback by Scout.com...#27 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep and #21 player by Rivals.com...MVP of the North-South High School All-Star game...all-state and all-region pick...played offensive guard, linebacker, and fullback at James F. Byrnes High School...had 111 tackles, seven sacks, 19 tackles for loss, and four caused fumbles as a senior...had 141 tackles and 12 tackles for loss as a junior...recruited by David Blackwell...chose Clemson over Duke, Marshall, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

Personal: Majoring in management...born Feb. 5, 1989.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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