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Offensive lineman who played both guard positions for the Tigers in 2017 … entered 2018 with 15 knockdowns in 460 snaps over 21 games in his career.

2018: Played 49 snaps in helping the offense gain 531 yards of offense vs. Furman … played 60 snaps and helped the offense gain 413 yards in a start at Texas A&M … in 56 snaps, helped the offense gain 286 rushing yards and 309 passing yards in a start vs. Georgia Southern … helped Clemson once again eclipse 200 yards both rushing and passing in a start at Georgia Tech, appearing in 42 snaps … played 79 snaps in a start in a comeback win vs. Syracuse, helping power the Tigers on a 13-play, 94-yard game-winning drive … played 51 snaps in helping Clemson accrue 698 yards and a school-record 11.8 yards per carry at Wake Forest, resulting in the entire offensive line earning team offensive player of the game honors.

2017: Had 11 knockdowns in 300 snaps over 12 games … had a knockdown in 26 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2 … played 18 snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had a team-high four knockdowns in 33 snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … played 10 snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 … played 32 snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … played 12 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 13 … had a knockdown in 20 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28 … had a knockdown in 23 snaps at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 … played 30 snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11 … had a knockdown in 40 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18 … had two knockdowns in 22 snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25 … had a knockdown in 34 snaps against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2.

2016: Had four knockdown blocks in 160 snaps over nine games … allowed just one sack … played 10 snaps in the win over Troy … graded 91 percent with two knockdown blocks in 32 snaps against SC State … played 24 snaps at Boston College, registering an 88 percent grade … played 33 snaps against Syracuse … logged seven snaps in game against Pittsburgh … graded 87 percent in 15 snaps at Wake Forest … played 26 snaps against South Carolina before suffering a foot injury … saw 10 snaps of action in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State.

Before Clemson: Played in the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio … rated No. 151 overall prospect in the country by 247 Sports … listed No. 2 in South Carolina and No. 7 at his position by 247 Sports … rated the No. 183 overall prospect in the nation by Scout, who also lists him No. 13 at his position … an ESPN top 300 player, he is rated No. 232 overall, the second-best prospect in South Carolina and No. 14 at his position … listed No. 3 prospect in the state by Rivals … finalist for Mr. Football in state of South Carolina … named Palmetto Lineman of the Year … also a state champion in wrestling as a junior … played for Steve LaPrad … chose Clemson over Florida and LSU … recruited by Tony Elliott and Robbie Caldwell.

Personal: Majoring in pre-business.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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