|Ht./Wt.:||6-3, 265 lbs|
|Hometown:||Saint Marys, GA|
|High School:||Camden County|
|Years:||2007 - 2011|
Had 106 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 26 quarterback pressures, and two pass breakups in 1,271 snaps over 46 games (13 starts) in his career...sat out the 2008 season after playing in 2007...brought a lot of energy to the defense...productive defensive tackle over the course of his career who stepped in as a starter in his senior season...had at least one tackle in his last 22 games.
2011: Had 58 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks, a team-tying-high 18 quarterback pressures, and two pass breakups in 723 snaps over 14 games (12 starts)...second on the team in both tackles for loss and sacks...had three tackles and a team-tying-high three quarterback pressures in 49 snaps against Troy on Sept. 3...tied for third on the team in hang clean (345)...had nine tackles in 47 snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10; named team defensive player-of-the-game...had four tackles and two quarterback pressures in 56 snaps against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17...had four tackles, including 1.5 sacks, a pass breakup, and three quarterback pressures against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24; his sack of Clint Trickett on fourth down late in the fourth qaurter sealed the win; named team defensive player-of-the-game...had five tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and two quarterback pressures in 37 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8...had four tackles, a sack, and two quarterback pressures in 75 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15...had six tackles, a tackle for loss, quarterback pressure, caused fumble, and recovered fumble in 68 snaps at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29...had four tackles and 0.5 sacks in 60 snaps against Wake Forest on Nov. 12...had six tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 59 snaps at N.C. State on Nov. 19...had four tackles and three tackles for loss in 48 snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26...had two tackles, a sack, and two quarterback pressures in 42 snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game...had three tackles and a tackle for loss in 54 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Had 26 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks, and five quarterback pressures in 315 snaps over 13 games (one start)...his seven tackles for loss were more than any non-starter...had four tackles and a tackle for loss in 32 snaps against North Texas...started against Presbyterian College...had three tackles in 24 snaps at #15 Auburn...had two tackles for loss and a sack in 29 snaps against #16 Miami (FL)...had three tackles and a tackle for loss in 25 snaps against Georgia Tech...had three tackles, two tackles for loss, and a sack in 28 snaps against #23 N.C. State...had two tackles in 28 snaps at Wake Forest...had two tackles in 29 snaps against #17 South Carolina...had a tackle for loss against South Florida.
2009: Much improved defensive lineman who had 22 tackles in just 198 defensive plays in 2009...averaged 15 plays per game...all of his tackles for loss came in the final eight games...had two tackles against Virginia, but both were sacks for 23 negative yards for the Cavalier offense...one of four Tigers with a pair of sacks in a game in 2009...also had two tackles for loss in the win over Coastal Carolina...had season-high four tackles against Middle Tennessee and Wake Forest...had two tackles, including one for loss, against Florida State.
2007: Played 35 snaps in six games...played 10 snaps at Duke, seven snaps against Louisiana-Monroe, and six snaps against Wake Forest.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #24 strongside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com...#57 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com...#27 player in Georgia by Rivals.com and #38 player by SuperPrep...all-region by PrepStar...member of the Florida Times-Union Super 24...missed his junior year at Camden County High when he broke his tibia and fibula in a spring scrimmage; he played tight end and defensive end prior to his injury...coached by Jeff Herron...had two receiving touchdowns as a senior...had 36 tackles, six tackles for loss, and four sacks as a senior...played tight end on the undefeated state championship team as a freshman...played on four consecutive regional championship teams...contributed to a Georgia state-record 58-game regular-season winning streak...all-region, all-southeast Georgia, and all-state as a senior...played in the Georgia North-South All-Star game...recruited by Vic Koenning...chose Clemson over Florida and Florida State.
Personal: Majoring in sociology...born Nov. 29, 1988.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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