|High School:||Belton-Honea Path HS|
Veteran linebacker who has grown into a reliable cog in the middle of the defense ... has 222 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, 30 quarterback pressures, two interceptions for 37 yards, two pass breakups, four caused fumbles and a recovered fumble in 1,672 snaps over 34 games (26 starts) in his career.
2017: Third-Team All-ACC selection ... third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... had 87 tackles, five tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 10 quarterback pressures, an interception for 37 yards, two pass breakups, two caused fumbles and a recovered fumble in 679 snaps over 12 games (11 starts) ... ninth in the ACC in tackles per game ... had a team-high eight tackles and a tackle for loss in 25 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had six tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 62 snaps against No. 13 Auburn on Sept. 9 ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 55 snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 ... had a team-high nine tackles and tackle for loss in 54 snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had 10 tackles, a tackle for loss and pass breakup in 59 snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 ... had eight tackles in 54 snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 ... had 12 tackles and a team-high four quarterback pressures in 87 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 13 ... had seven tackles and a caused fumble in 56 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28 ... had seven tackles in 70 snaps at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 ... had four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 44 snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25 ... had a team-tying-high seven tackles and a 37-yard interception return in 46 snaps against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had a team-tying-high seven tackles, a tackle for loss, caused fumble and recovered fumble in 67 snaps against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game.
2016: Earned defense's Most Improved Award ... second-leading tackler with 124 stops over 15 games (15 starts) ... tied for team lead with 13.5 tackles for loss, while adding 3.5 sacks and 16 quarterback pressures ... posted team-high 14 tackles in win at Auburn to open the season, three were for loss ... added a sack against the Tigers ... named ACC Linebacker of the Week for his performance ... posted seven tackles, including two for loss, and an interception in win over Troy ... had a tackle for loss at Georgia Tech ... tallied 11 tackles in 100 snaps against No. 3 Louisville ... posted 10 stops in the road win at Boston College ... leading tackler with 10 in overtime win over NC State ... defensive player of the game by coaches following an 11-tackle, 1.5 sack effort at Wake Forest ... led the way with 11 tackles in ACC Championship Game against Virginia Tech ... posted eight tackles, one for loss and a caused fumble in 31-0 shutout over Ohio State ... notched nine stops, including 2.5 for loss, in National Championship Game against Alabama.
2015: Had 11 tackles in 63 snaps over seven games ... also had four quarterback pressures ... posted a tackle in 14 snaps in his first game against Wofford ... played 20 snaps and contributed two tackles and three quarterback pressures at Miami ... sat the Wake Forest game due to concussion suffered in practice ... came up with a critical fourth-down stop on a running play in the Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma.
Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 18 inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN ... No. 17 player in South Carolina by 247Sports.com ... Shrine Bowl selection ... led Belton-Honea Path High School to an 11-2 record and the third round of state playoffs as a senior ... had 118 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions, a recovered fumble and blocked punt as a senior ... had 205 yards and six touchdowns on 47 carries as a senior ... had 139 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks as a junior ... had 115 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, two sacks and one caused fumble as a sophomore ... three-time state weightlifting champion; also played basketball and ran track ... coached by Russell Blackston at Belton-Honea Path High School ... recruited by Chad Morris.
Personal: Graduated Dec. 21, 2017 with a degree in health science ... born Nov. 19, 1995.