|Hometown:||Lake Waccamaw, N.C.|
|High School:||East Columbus HS|
Has outstanding athleticism for an offensive lineman ... has eight knockdowns in 361 snaps over 20 games (three starts) in his career.
2014: Had five knockdowns in 237 snaps over eight games (three starts) ... had one knockdown in playing all 79 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30; it was his first career start ... had two knockdowns in 55 snaps against SC State on Sept. 6 ... played 27 snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... played 26 snaps against North Carolina on Sept. 27 ... had one knockdown in 18 snaps against Syracuse on Oct. 25 ... played 12 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 ... had one knockdown in 20 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.
2013: Had two knockdowns in 58 snaps over seven games ... played seven snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... played 18 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... played five snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... played one snap at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had one knockdown in eight snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... played three snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had one knockdown in 16 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23.
2012: Had one knockdown in 66 snaps over five games ... played 34 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career game ... had one knockdown in 16 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... played four snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... played three snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... played nine snaps against No. 7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
2011: Redshirted ... moved over to the offensive line in Nov. after recovering from injury after starting as a defensive end ... enrolled in January.
Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 16 defensive end in the nation by 247Sports.com ... No. 244 player in the nation and No. 7 player in North Carolina by 247Sports.com ... No. 28 defensive end in the nation and No. 15 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... No. 25 defensive end in the nation by MaxPreps.com ... No. 52 defensive end in the nation by ESPN ... No. 20 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... second-team all-state by NCPreps.com ... had 77 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and nine blocked kicks as a junior at East Columbus High School ... conference 200m champion in track as a sophomore ... coached by Travis Conner and Toby Kasell at East Columbus High ... recruited by Dan Brooks.
Personal: Graduated May 8, 2015 with a degree in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Sept. 25, 1992.