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Starter at center during the entire 2017 season … entered 2018 with 29 knockdowns in 1,229 snaps over 38 games (14 starts) in his career … Rimington Trophy Watch List member in the preseason … preseason third-team All-American by Phil Steele … No. 3 center in the nation in the preseason by Lindy’s … preseason first-team All-ACC by Street & Smith’s … preseason second-team All-ACC by Athlon and Phil Steele.

2018: Played 41 snaps in helping the offense gain 531 yards of offense vs. Furman … played 59 snaps and helped the offense gain 413 yards in a start at Texas A&M … in 38 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 41 snaps … played 75 snaps in a start in a comeback win vs. Syracuse, helping power the Tigers on a 13-play, 94-yard game-winning drive.

2017: Honorable mention All-American by College Football News … First-Team All-ACC selection … first-team All-ACC by AP … second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele … All-ACC Academic selection … had 22 knockdowns in 932 snaps over 14 games (14 starts) … had a team-high three knockdowns in 41 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2 … had two knockdowns in playing all 69 snaps against No. 13 Auburn on Sept. 9 … had two knockdowns in 71 snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had a knockdown in 81 snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … had a team-high two knockdowns in 63 snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 … had two knockdowns in 80 snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … had two knockdowns in playing all 59 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 13 … had three knockdowns in 75 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28 … had two knockdowns in playing all 83 snaps at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 … played 82 snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … played 21 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18 … played 77 snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25 … had two knockdowns in 60 snaps against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 … had a knockdown in playing all 70 snaps against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

2016: Had four knockdown blocks in 174 snaps over 11 games … appeared in the Troy win for 23 snaps, posting an 83 percent grade with a pair of knockdowns … played 32 snaps against SC State … logged 18 snaps in win over Georgia Tech … played 17 snaps at Boston College, with a 94 percent grade … logged eight snaps in 37-34 win at Florida State … played 23 snaps against Syracuse, grading out at 87 percent … graded 90 percent in 30 quality snaps against South Carolina.

2015: Finished with three knockdowns in 123 snaps over 13 games … graded 94 percent in 17 snaps against Appalachian State … earned 20 snaps against Georgia Tech, grading 90 percent … logged 33 snaps at Miami and contributed a knockdown … saw seven snaps in win over Wake Forest.

2014: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 12 player in Maryland by Rivals.com … No. 16 player in Maryland by 247Sports.com … three-time all-state selection … consensus first-team all-state as a junior and senior, and first-team all-state as a defensive lineman as a sophomore … member of the state championship team as a sophomore, junior and senior; his team was 41-1 in his three years as a starter, winning each of the last 36 games; also played as a freshman on a team that reached state championship game … played on both sides of the ball as a starter each of his last three years … had 108 career tackles, including 42 as a junior … outstanding lacrosse player who lettered four times … National Honor Society member, Maryland Scholar and an APEX Scholar … coached by Kevin Lynott at Middletown High School … recruited by Brent Venables.

Personal: His father, David, played football for one season at Notre Dame … his brother, Shane, attended Maryland on an academic scholarship (engineering) … graduated with a degree in management in December 2016 … born Sept. 18, 1995.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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