|Ht./Wt.:||6-2, 210 lbs|
|Years:||2006 - 2010|
Overview: Could see action at a number of positions this year...played five snaps last year at quarterback and 10 snaps at the position in five games over the last three years...has never thrown a pass in a game...completed 9-12 passes for 163 yards in 2009 Spring Game, so he has ability as a quarterback...named top specialist among defensive players by the Tiger coaching staff after the 2010 season...winner of Highest GPA Award among seniors for 2009, he obviously will return for a fifth year as a graduate student in 2010...one of the top all-around football players on the Tigers' squad...makes contributions as a quarterback, holder on field goals, blocker on the punt team, and as a coverage player on punts and kickoffs...also has experience in his Tiger career as a safety...one of the top scholars on the team, has made a perfect 4.0 several semesters during his time with the program...could play safety and quarterback in 2010...Head Coach Dabo Swinney compares him to former Miami Dolphins player Jim Jensen...has played 40 consecutive games, one of four 2010 seniors who have never missed a game...won Strength Training Award for quarterbacks for the spring practice of 2010...seventh on the team in the power index with a 6.7 figure...holder on all place kicks each of the past two seasons, he was a big reason Mark Buchholz was 88-88 in his career on extra points and Richard Jackson was among the national leaders in field goals a year ago...reserve safety and holder in 2007...holder on Clemson's game-winning field goal at South Carolina in 2007...played in two games on defense in 2007 as a safety...has great familiarity with starting placekicker Richard Jackson, his high school teammate.
2009: One of the reasons Richard Jackson finished in the top 30 in the nation in field goals...played five snaps at quarterback as a red-shirt junior, but did not throw a pass...played an average of 20 snaps per game on special teams...had a fumble recovery on a special teams play at South Carolina...played in every game, he was the holder in every game...held for each of Jackson's three field goals of over 50 yards...had 10 tackles on special teams, tied for fifth on the team in total special team tackles.
2008: A big part of Clemson's success on special teams in 2008; he served as the holder on all placekicks...one of the reasons Mark Buchholz set the record for consecutive extra points made (88), including a perfect 40-40 in 2008; he held on all of those extra points...Buchholz was 15-21 on field goals...third-team quarterback through the year...appeared in just one game at quarterback; he played two snaps against Duke.
2007: Reserve safety and holder...held on placekicks all season and helped Mark Buchholz with many timely kicks, including the game-winner at South Carolina with no time left on the clock...played two games (Central Michigan, Duke) on defense.
Before Clemson: Completed 113-222 passes for 1,376 yards and 13 touchdowns, and totaled 354 rushing yards with five touchdowns as a senior captain at Riverside High School...#15 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com...#13 prospect in South Carolina by The State, #14 prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com, and #20 prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep...#38 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com...South Carolina High School Sports Report All-Region and All-State selection during his senior season...passed for 1,338 yards and nine touchdowns with 623 rushing yards during his junior season...selected as team MVP as a junior...all-region and all-county selection as a junior...outstanding student who was a member of the National Honor Society...member of the state championship baseball team during his sophomore season...high school teammate of fellow Tiger Richard Jackson...his father Mike was a letterman on Clemson's 1981 National Championship football team and his mother Elizabeth played on Clemson's volleyball team...coached by Don Frost...chose Clemson over Duke and Maryland...born Nov. 24, 1987...majoring in financial management.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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