|High School:||Daniel HS|
Junior who has made an impact as a backup defensive end in 2013 and 2014 ... has 79 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, one pass breakup, one caused fumble and one blocked kick in 632 snaps over 26 games (one start) in his career ... first Clemson defender since Anthony Simmons (1995-96) with double figure tackles for loss as a freshman and sophomore ... listed as No. 10 defensive end in the nation by Lindy’s.
2015: Member of the Bednarik Award preseason watch list ... preseason first-team All-ACC selection by a vote of the league’s media.
2014: Had 44 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, five quarterback pressures and one caused fumble in 295 snaps over 13 games (one start) ... had four tackles and two quarterback pressures in 33 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30 ... had five tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in 24 snaps against SC State on Sept. 6 ... had four tackles and one sack for a safety in 23 snaps against North Carolina on Sept. 27 ... had one tackle and two quarterback pressures in 22 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had two tackles in 21 snaps against Louisville on Oct. 11; it was his first career start ... had two tackles and one tackle for loss in 18 snaps at Boston College on Oct. 18 ... had four tackles in 16 snaps against Syracuse on Oct. 25 ... had six tackles, a game-high four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in 30 snaps at Wake Forest on Nov. 6; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had four tackles and one tackle for loss in 25 snaps at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15 ... had two tackles and one tackle for loss in 26 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 ... had four tackles and one tackle for loss in 24 snaps against South Carolina on Nov. 29 ... had four tackles, a caused fumble and a blocked extra point in 19 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.
2013: Second-team freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele ... third-team freshman All-American by Athlon ... had 35 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks, nine quarterback pressures and one pass breakup in 337 snaps over 13 games ... his four sacks tied William Perry (1981) and Ricky Sapp (2006) for most by a Tiger first-year freshman ... had three tackles in 30 snaps against No. 5 Georgia on Aug. 31; it was his first career game ... had four tackles, two tackles for loss and two quarterback pressures in 29 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... had four tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack in 22 snaps at NC State on Sept. 19 ... had two tackles for loss, one sack and two quarterback pressures in 35 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had three tackles in 23 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had one tackle and two quarterback pressures in 22 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had two tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a pass breakup and two quarterback pressures in 34 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had two tackles and one sack in 26 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had five tackles in 32 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had three tackles in 19 snaps at No. 9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had three tackles and one sack against No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 ... enrolled in January ... had two tackles in the Spring Game.
Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 1 prep school prospect in the nation and No. 1 prep school defensive end at Hargrave Military Academy by 247Sports.com ... No. 3 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... top-300 All-American by PrepStar ... had 99 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, nine sacks and five caused fumbles as a senior ... had 100 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 13 sacks and two touchdowns as a junior ... played in the North/South All-Star game, where he was named defensive MVP ... defensive MVP in the Offense/Defense All-American Bowl ... coached by Randy Robinson at Daniel High School and Troy Davis at Hargrave Military Academy ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Chad Morris.
Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born June 17, 1994.