|Ht./Wt.:||6-3, 315 lbs|
|Years:||2009 - 2013|
B I O
Possessed outstanding footwork as Clemson's best offensive lineman ... saw a lot of action at both guard and tackle during his career, but became the starting left tackle in 2012 ... had 98 knockdowns in 2,765 snaps over 49 games (36 starts) in his career ... two-time All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member.
2013: Permanent team co-captain ... First-Team All-ACC selection (coaches) ... first-team All-ACC by CollegeFootballNews.com, ESPN.com, and Sporting News ... Second-Team All-ACC selection (media) ... second-team All-ACC by Athlon and Phil Steele ... Senior Bowl invitee ... had 32 knockdowns in 865 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... had one knockdown in playing all 79 snaps against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had two knockdowns in 32 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 82 snaps at N.C. State on Sept. 19 ... had two knockdowns in 61 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had two knockdowns in 67 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had a team-high three knockdowns in playing all 82 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12; named team offensive player-of-the-game ... had two knockdowns in 72 snaps against #5 Florida State on Oct. 19; named team offensive player-of-the-game ... had two knockdowns in 93 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26; named ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week ... had a team-high seven knockdowns in 51 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had one knockdown in 59 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had three knockdowns in 50 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 60 snaps at #9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had three knockdowns in playing all 77 snaps against #6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 ... Lombardi Award Watch List member in the preseason ... Outland Trophy Watch List member in the preseason ... #7 offensive tackle in the nation in the preseason by Lindy's ... preseason first-team All-ACC by Athlon, Lindy's, and Sporting News ... preseason second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... #1 pass blocker in the ACC in the preseason by Lindy's.
2012: First-Team All-ACC selection (media) ... first-team All-ACC by CBSSports.com ... Second-Team All-ACC selection (coaches) ... second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had 23 knockdowns in a team-high 987 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... had one knockdown in playing all 89 snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1 ... had one knockdown in 52 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had a team-high five knockdowns in playing all 79 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had one knockdown in playing all 85 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had three knockdowns in 92 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 67 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had two knockdowns in 84 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had three knockdowns in 60 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3; named ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week ... had two knockdowns in 71 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had one knockdown in playing all 102 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... played all 59 snaps against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 103 snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31; played most of the game at right offensive tackle after Gifford Timothy suffered a game-ending injury in the first half.
2011: Had 39 knockdowns in 777 snaps over 13 games (10 starts) ... third on the team in knockdowns ... had four knockdowns in 89 snaps against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17 ... played 70 snaps in his first career start and had one reception off a deflected pass against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24 ... had six knockdowns in 56 snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... played all 82 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15 ... graded 85 percent with four knockdowns in 62 snaps at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29; recovered a Tajh Boyd fumble in the endzone for a touchdown; it was the first touchdown by a Tiger offensive lineman since 1966 ... graded 81 percent in a combined 84 snaps at guard and tackle against Wake Forest on Nov. 12 ... graded 86 percent in 68 snaps at offensive guard and offensive tackle against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3 ... had four knockdowns in 75 combined snaps at guard and tackle against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Had four knockdowns in 136 snaps over 10 games ... had a 74-percent grade in 40 snaps against Presbyterian College ... had two knockdowns and an 81-percent grade in 11 snaps at #15 Auburn ... had a knockdown and a 78-percent grade in 22 snaps at Wake Forest.
2009: Red-shirted ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #66 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN.com ... #14 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com and #14 offensive tackle by Scout.com ... member of the Rivals.com 250 ... #8 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com and #12 player by SuperPrep ... #31 offensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep ... member of the All-America 250 by PrepStar ... Shrine Bowl selection, but did not play due to injury ... coached by Dave Gutshall at Dorman High ... recruited by Billy Napier ... chose Clemson over Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Virginia.
Personal: Graduated on May 10, 2013 with a degree in secondary education ... born Feb. 18, 1991.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide