Junior offensive tackle who was Clemson’s top backup at the position in 2013 ... has 12 knockdowns in 626 snaps over 17 games (five starts) in his career.
2013: Had eight knockdowns in 503 snaps over 10 games (three starts) ... played 43 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... played 43 snaps at NC State on Sept. 19 ... played 61 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had one knockdown in 66 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had one knockdown in 78 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... played 58 snaps against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... played 34 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had two knockdowns in 51 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had two knockdowns in 31 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had two knockdowns in 38 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23.
2012: Had four knockdowns in 123 snaps over seven games (two starts) ... had one knockdown in one snap in his first career game against No. 25 Auburn at Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 1 ... had one knockdown in 56 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career start ... had one knockdown in 41 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had one knockdown in 19 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3.
Before Clemson: First-team all-state offensive lineman who played in the Shrine Bowl ... all-region and all-county selection at Wren High School ... No. 27 player in the nation and No. 7 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... among the top-20 players in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... U.S. Army All-America nominee ... Wren High School Hall of Fame member ... had an average grade of 92 percent from his coaches, which helped Wren High to an average of nearly 30 points per game ... named team offensive lineman-of-the-year ... Anderson Area Touchdown Club Lineman-of-the-Week selection ... all-state selection and team captain as a senior ... all-region and all-county as a junior and senior ... attended Under Armour All-American Combine in 2009 ... helped his team to the region title ... received Anderson County Diversity Award ... offensive player-of-the-week by Anderson Touchdown Club ... had a 3.5 GPA in his high school career ... played basketball through his senior season at Wren High and was on the track team ... coached by Jeff Tate at Wren High ... recruited by Brad Scott.
Personal: Son of former Clemson defensive lineman Vernie Anthony, who was a member of Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team and lettered in 1981 and 1982 as a reserve behind William Perry ... majoring in sociology ... born July 21, 1993.