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Entered 2019 bowl season credited with 36 career tackles (8.0 for loss), a half-sack and a pass breakup in 192 career snaps in 15 games.

2019: Entered bowl season credited with 34 tackles (8.0 for loss), a pass breakup and a half-sack in 186 snaps over 12 games … posted four tackles (one for loss) including a half-sack vs. Georgia Tech … added two tackles vs. No. 12 Texas A&M … played on defense and special teams at Syracuse … made three tackles (2.5 for loss) vs. Charlotte … contributed one tackle at North Carolina … appeared briefly vs. Florida State … posted four tackles vs. Boston College … led Clemson with 4.0 tackles for loss among his eight tackles vs. Wofford, earning team defensive player of the game honors … contributed four tackles vs. NC State … added three tackles (0.5 for loss) vs. Wake Forest … credited with three tackles at South Carolina … added two tackles vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game.

2018: Credited with two tackles in six snaps over three games while redshirting … made one tackle in his collegiate debut vs. No. 16 NC State … played on special teams vs. Louisville … added a tackle vs. Duke.

Before Clemson: No. 29 linebacker in the nation by 247Sports and No. 32 linebacker by Rivals … No. 6 player in South Carolina by 247Sports and No. 7 player by Rivals … Shrine Bowl selection … all-region selection as a senior … had 70 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior … starter as a sophomore and junior … played basketball as a junior … coached by Jeff Fruster at Daniel High School … recruited by Brent Venables.

Personal: His father, Brent Venables, is Clemson’s defensive coordinator … majoring in sports communication … completed a microinternship at Cisco in 2019 … born Jan. 18, 2000.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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