Talented defensive end who was a backup in 2013 ... has the size to make an impact ... has 45 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, nine quarterback pressures, one pass breakup, and one recovered fumble in 597 snaps over 34 games (one start) in his career.
2013: Had 14 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, four quarterback pressures, and one pass breakup in 292 snaps over 13 games (one start) ... had two tackles and a sack in 22 snaps against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had one tackle in 15 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7; it was his first career start ... had four tackles in 32 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had two tackles and one tackle for loss in 38 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2.
2012: Had 24 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback pressures, and one recovered fumble in 232 snaps over 12 games ... had three tackles and a recovered fumble in 15 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had two tackles and a team-high two quarterback pressures in 22 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 19 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had four tackles in 30 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had four tackles and his first career sack in 32 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had four tackles and one tackle for loss in 20 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10.
2011: Had seven tackles and three quarterback pressures in 73 snaps over nine games ... had one tackle and a quarterback pressure in 11 snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had one tackle and a quarterback pressure in four snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had one quarterback pressure in six snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... had two tackles in 14 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had one tackle in four snaps at N.C. State on Nov. 19 ... had one tackle in 15 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
Before Clemson: Defensive end who had 80 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and nine sacks as a senior at First Coast High School ... from a long line of outstanding Tigers from Jacksonville, FL, a defensive heritage that has included nine-time Pro Bowl player Brian Dawkins ... Florida Times-Union Super 24 member ... Florida Times-Union Preseason Super 11 member ... #29 defensive tackle in the nation and #47 player in Florida by Rivals.com ... #73 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com ... #105 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com ... top-100 player in Florida by SuperPrep ... starter on the basketball team ... coached by Marty Lee at First Coast High School ... recruited by Jeff Scott ... chose Clemson over Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Personal: Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born Nov. 2, 1991.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide