|Ht./Wt.:||6-0, 185 lbs|
|Years:||2007 - 2011|
Emerged as a pro prospect and the top defensive back on the team as a senior...had 87 tackles, two tackles for loss, four interceptions for 11 yards, two quarterback pressures, and 18 pass breakups in 1,550 snaps over 52 games (17 starts) in his career...had one interception in each of his four seasons.
2011: Permanent team co-captain...had 40 tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception, two quarterback pressures, and a team-high 13 pass breakups in 993 snaps over 14 games (14 starts); the 993 snaps set a school record for a defensive player...played 194 more snaps than any other Tiger defender...tied for fifth in the ACC in passes defended per game (1.0)...had six tackles in a team-high 73 snaps against Troy on Sept. 3...had five tackles, a pass breakup, and a key interception in the red zone in the fourth quarter in 66 snaps against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17...had three tackles, a pass breakup, and two quarterback pressures in 56 snaps against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24...had four tackles and two pass breakups in 67 snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1...had four tackles in 59 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8...had two tackles and two pass breakups in 85 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15...had four tackles and a tackle for loss in 57 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22...had one tackle and two pass breakups in 75 snaps at N.C. State on Nov. 19...had three tackles and two pass breakups in 74 snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26; he limited Alshon Jeffery to only two receptions for 29 yards...had three tackles and two pass breakups in 89 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Had 28 tackles, a tackle for loss, an interception, and two pass breakups in 352 snaps over 13 games (three starts)...started early in the season against Presbyterian College and Auburn...had two tackles in each of the first four games...had an interception in 42 snaps against North Texas...had four tackles in 24 snaps against Maryland...had three tackles, a tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in 60 snaps against #23 N.C. State...had four tackles in 31 snaps against South Florida.
2009: Had an interception in the win over Florida State...played 23 snaps in that game and helped the Tigers contain Florida State's standout quarterback Christian Ponder...had career-high three tackles against TCU when he played 26 snaps...played 25 snaps in opener against Middle Tennessee...played on defense in 10 games and in 13 games overall...had two pass breakups for the year and both were in the game against Coastal Carolina.
2008: Second-team cornerback most of the year...did not play in the season-opener, but played in each of the last 12 contests...played special teams in 12 games and defense in nine games...played on defense in each of the last eight games...had his first career interception against Duke when he played a season-high 21 snaps...had two tackles against The Citadel in his first career game...had his first career pass breakup at Boston College...had five tackles, including two on special teams.
Before Clemson: Football and basketball standout at Dobyns-Bennett High School...team MVP on the gridiron during his senior season...coached by Graham Clark...started on both offense and defense at Dobyns-Bennett High School...top wideout on the team with 48 receptions for 915 yards and 14 touchdowns; he added four interceptions...selected to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game...helped his team to the Big East Conference title along with a 12-1 record as a senior...his team advanced to the state quarterfinals; it was its second consecutive 12-1 campaign...had six receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns along with one interception against Science Hill High School...consensus all-state pick, including to the team chosen by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association...standout on the hardwood; he was a starting guard for two years and played in the East/West All-Star game...averaged a team-best 17.3 points per game as a junior when he helped Dobyns-Bennett High School to a 25-11 record...first-team All-NET selection as a junior...played AAU basketball during the summer of 2006...ran multiple events in track...recruited by Vic Koenning.
Personal: Member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2009-10...graduated on May 13, 2011 with a degree in communication studies...born Nov. 15, 1988.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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