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Burst onto the scene as one of the nation’s most explosive running backs in 2017 … his 7.2 yards per carry entering 2018 were second among active ACC players … No. 94 player in the nation in the preseason by Sports Illustrated … preseason second-team All-ACC (RB) by Athlon and Phil Steele … preseason fourth-team All-ACC (KR) by Athlon.

2018: Gained 63 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown run vs. Furman … rushed eight times for 44 yards with a touchdown at Texas A&M … collected a then-career-high 162 rushing yards and matched his then-career-high with two rushing touchdowns vs. Georgia Southern, collecting team offensive player of the week honors … Named ACC Running Back of the Week after an 11-carry, 122-yard performance at Georgia Tech that included one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown … Repeated as ACC Running Back of the Week and added team co-offensive player of the week honors against Syracuse after posting career highs in rushing attempts (27), rushing yards (203) and rushing touchdowns (three) … the 200-yard rushing performance was only the 16th 200-yard rushing game in Clemson history and the first since Andre Ellington’s 228-yard effort against Auburn in the 2012 season opener.

2017: Second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele … Third-Team All-ACC selection … All-ACC Academic selection … had a team-high 766 yards and 13 touchdowns on 107 carries along with five receptions for 57 yards in 244 snaps over 13 games … had 19 kickoff returns for a team-high 389 yards … fourth in Clemson history in yards per carry (7.2) and tied for eighth in rushing touchdowns … tied for 10th in the nation in carries of 50+ yards (4) … sixth in the ACC in points (touchdowns) per game (6.0) … had a game-high 81 yards and a touchdown on eight carries against Kent State on Sept. 2 … had a game-high 98 yards and an 81-yard touchdown on six carries and two kickoff returns for 30 yards at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had a game-high 113 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and a 26-yard kickoff return against Boston College on Sept. 23; named ACC Rookie-of-the-Week; received the Leather Helmet Award as the game MVP; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … had a team-high 67 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … had a team-high 68 yards and a touchdown on five carries and two kickoff returns for 53 yards at Syracuse on Oct. 13 … had 43 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and two kickoff returns for 33 yards against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28 … had 31 yards on eight carries, a 10-yard reception and two kickoff returns for 47 yards at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 … had a game-high 97 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, a 16-yard reception and three kickoff returns for 45 yards against Florida State on Nov. 11; named ACC Rookie-of-the-Week; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … had 62 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries against The Citadel on Nov. 18 … had a team-high 41 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, a 23-yard reception and two kickoff returns for 67 yards at South Carolina on Nov. 25 … had a team-high 24 yards and a touchdown on six carries, two receptions for eight yards and a 23-yard kickoff return against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 … had 22 yards on four carries and four kickoff returns for 65 yards against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

Before Clemson: Clemson’s last commitment in the class of 2017, he committed on Jan. 26 and signed just six days later … top-125 prospect by ESPN, he ranks No. 114 overall, is the No. 13 running back and No. 4 player in the state of Louisiana … No. 8 prospect in the state by 247 Sports … helped Jennings High to an 11-2 record in 2016 and third round of the state playoffs … had incredible senior year, rushing for 2,459 yards on just 211 attempts, an 11.7 yards per rush figure … had 35 rushing touchdowns and 39 total touchdowns … had two receiving and two on kickoff returns … produced 100-yard games 12 out of 13 contests … that includes six games with at least 200 rushing yards … had at least one touchdown in every game and multiple touchdowns in 10 games … had season-high 18 rushes for 283 yards and three scores against Iota High School … averaged 22 yards per rush and scored five touchdowns against Brusly High in a state playoff game … averaged 40 yards per kickoff return on just six attempts for the year … had 2,799 all-purpose yards as a senior and 39 touchdowns for 222 total points … as a junior, had 2,938 rushing yards over just 11 games, 267 per game … had 42 touchdowns … added five catches for 134 yards, a 27-yard average … had 11 kickoff returns for 342 yards as well … for his career, had 7,518 rushing yards in 42 games, 179 per game … had 103 rushing touchdowns … added 18 receptions for 421 yards for his career … had 22 kickoff returns for 822 yards, a 37-yard average … had 115 total touchdowns and 8,864 total yards … played for Rusty Phelps at Jennings High … three-time all-district three years and All-Parish performer … all-state in 2015 and state AAA MVP in 2015 … first-team All-Southwest Louisiana in 2015 and 2016, first-team All-Louisiana Coaches Association in 2015 and first-team All-USA Today Louisiana in 2015 … his college decision came down to Clemson, LSU, Texas A&M and Tennessee … first Clemson signee from Louisiana since Nick Watkins in 2003 … wore #8 at Jennings in football and #13 in basketball … recruited by Tony Elliott.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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