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#40 Roderick Byers
Position: DT
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 290
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Rock Hill, S.C.
High School: Northwestern HS
Major: Sociology
Experience: 2 Letters

Junior who served as a reserve defensive tackle before moving to tight end in early October 2014 ... has 28 tackles, one tackle for loss and one quarterback pressure in 204 snaps on defense over 14 games in his career ... has played 24 snaps over six games (one start) on offense in his career.

2014: Had four tackles in 31 snaps over three games on defense ... played 24 snaps over six games (one start) on offense ... had three tackles in 18 snaps against SC State on Sept. 6 ... played five snaps as a tight end at Boston College on Oct. 18 ... played three snaps as a tight end against Syracuse on Oct. 25 ... played three snaps at tight end at Wake Forest on Nov. 6 ... played three snaps at tight end against Georgia State on Nov. 22; it was his first career start ... played five snaps at tight end against South Carolina on Nov. 29 ... played five snaps at tight end against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.

2013: Had 19 tackles and one tackle for loss in 119 snaps over six games ... had four tackles in 26 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... had three tackles and one tackle for loss in 22 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had three tackles in 13 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had eight tackles in 26 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23.

2012: Had five tackles and one quarterback pressure in 54 snaps over five games ... played six snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career game ... played eight snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had one tackle in nine snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had three tackles in 17 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had one tackle in 14 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10.

2011: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Led Northwestern High School to a perfect season and the state championship as a senior ... had 98 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, seven sacks, seven pass breakups and two caused fumbles as a senior ... No. 31 defensive end in the nation by ESPN ... No. 49 defensive end in the nation and No. 23 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... coached by Jimmy Wallace at Northwestern High ... recruited by Jeff Scott.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born Jan. 14, 1993.

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