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Tight end who is a mainstay on Clemson’s special teams units … entered 2018 with five receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown in 243 snaps over 44 games (one start) in his career.

2018: Caught a six-yard pass in the season opener vs. Furman … added a 17-yard reception vs. Georgia Southern.

2017: Had three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown in 176 snaps over 14 games (one start) … had a 13-yard receiving touchdown against Wake Forest on Oct. 7.

2016: Had two catches for 25 yards in 38 snaps over 15 games … posted first career catch against SC State on a 22-yard reception … saw six snaps of action at Boston College … played five snaps in win over Syracuse … posted three-yard reception in five snaps against South Carolina.

2015: Logged 29 snaps over six appearances on offense … saw seven snaps of action in the season opener against Wofford … played four snaps against Boston College, in addition to his special teams duties … logged six snaps at Miami … made a special teams tackle at NC State.

2014: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 235 player and No. 7 tight end in the nation by Scout.com … No. 237 player and No. 3 tight end in the nation by ESPN … No. 284 player in the nation and No. 8 player in South Carolina by 247Sports.com … No. 13 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com … Offense-Defense All-American Bowl selection … helped Hammond School to the Independent School State Championship game as a senior … had 15 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns as a senior … had 31 receptions for 460 yards and four touchdowns as a junior … had 20 receptions for 394 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore … played basketball at Hammond School … coached by Erik Kimrey at Hammond School … recruited by Brent Venables.

Personal: His father, Bill, was a starting defensive end on Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team; he was a four-year letterman (1977-79,81); started and had 10 tackles in Clemson’s win over Nebraska in the 1982 Orange Bowl; he is on the Clemson Board of Trustees and won the 2013 Brian Dawkins Clemson Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to a former Tiger by head coach Dabo Swinney … Eagle Scout … majoring in history … born Jan. 25, 1995.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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