|Ht./Wt.:||6-1, 250 lbs|
|Hometown:||Lake Butler, FL|
|High School:||Union County|
|Years:||2007 - 2010|
Overview: Transfer from Rice has lettered each of the last two years as a reserve tight end and outstanding special teams player...high school teammate of C.J. Spiller who had a lot to do with Spiller establishing the national record for career kickoff returns for touchdowns with seven...was a key blocker on Tiger kickoff returns the last three years...also blocked for Spiller on running plays, especially in short-yardage situations...his father Buddy was his high school coach...changed his jersey number from #92 to #48 for his senior year...will join Chad Diehl as important blockers from the fullback position out of the backfield...also capable of catching passes out of the tight end position...has played in 27 straight games on special teams...a 405-pound bench presser, tied for eighth-best on the team...tied for third on the team in 225-pound bench press with 30 reps.
2009: Played in all 14 games last year and has played in 27 over the course of his career...participated in scrimmage plays in three games, with a high of five snaps against Coastal Carolina...had three kickoff returns when teams avoided kicking to Spiller, he had 1-8 against Florida State and 2-10 versus N.C. State...those are his only three kickoff returns as a Tiger.
2008: Played all 13 games on special teams and two games as a tight end...played four snaps against The Citadel and two snaps against S.C. State...one of the reasons Clemson was successful on kickoff returns.
2007: Sat out the season due to the NCAA transfer rule.
Before Clemson: Red-shirted in 2006 as a reserve tight end at Rice...two-time all-state pick for Buddy Nobles, his father...helped his team to a 7-4 record and a playoff berth as a senior...played on the team that reached the state title game as a sophomore...three-time all-district as a tight end...all-area by Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville Sun as a junior and senior...played in the North-South Shrine game...had 19 catches for 283 yards and three touchdowns despite playing the final nine games with a broken hand...had 20 tackles and four sacks at linebacker...had 88 catches for more than 1,400 yards and 16 touchdowns along with 75 tackles and six sacks in his career...competed in baseball and weightlifting...had a 3.7 GPA in high school...nominee for the Wendy's High School Heisman...born Jul. 17, 1988...majoring in management.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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