Primary starter at strongside linebacker as a sophomore...has 62 tackles, three tackles for loss, one interception for four yards, four quarterback pressures, and two pass breakups in 789 snaps over 27 games (14 starts) in his career.
2011: Had 36 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception for four yards, and three quarterback pressures in 411 snaps over 14 games (seven starts)...had eight tackles in 50 snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10...had two tackles and his first career interception (four-yard return) in 14 snaps against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24...had four tackles and a half tackle for loss in 20 snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1...had six tackles in 39 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15.
2010: First-team freshman All-ACC by Rivals.com...Rookie-of-the-Year Award (defense) winner by the coaches...had 24 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a pass breakup in 378 snaps over 13 games (seven starts)...played 38 snaps in his first start against #16 Miami (FL)...had five tackles in 49 snaps as a starter at North Carolina...had four first hits in 54 snaps as a starter against Georgia Tech...had three tackles in 37 snaps as a starter at Florida State...had four tackles in 58 snaps at Wake Forest.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #22 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com...#51 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com...#24 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com...#19 strongside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com...#23 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep...All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar...coached by Darrel King at Lake View High School...recruited by Dabo Swinney and David Blackwell...chose Clemson over N.C. State and South Carolina.
Personal: Majoring in sociology...born Feb. 2, 1991.