Powerful offensive guard ... played soccer in high school and played in an intramural league at Clemson to help with his footwork ... has eight knockdowns in 215 snaps over 23 games (one start) in his career.
2012: Had eight knockdowns in 166 snaps over 11 games (one start) ... had two knockdowns in 52 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had one knockdown in 52 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15; it was his first career start ... had one knockdown in 25 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had a team-high four knockdowns in 23 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... played two snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
2011: Played 49 snaps over 12 games, including seven games on offensive plays ... played four snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... played one snap against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... played seven snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... graded 92 percent in 12 snaps at N.C. State on Nov. 19 ... played four snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26 ... played seven snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3 ... played 14 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Red-shirted ... enrolled in January.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #34 offensive guard in the nation and #27 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... #46 offensive guard in the nation and #28 player in South Carolina by Scout.com ... #30 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com ... #22 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... first-team all-state by The State and High School Sports Report ... #21 player in South Carolina by Charlotte Observer ... All-Atlantic Region member by PrepStars ... coached by Maurice Flowers at Chester Senior High School ... recruited by Jeff Scott ... chose Clemson over N.C. State, Penn State, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.
Personal: Majoring in modern languages ... born Sept. 25, 1991.