|High School:||Lamar HS|
Progressed from a backup linebacker and valuable special teams player to starting linebacker and leading tackler in his four active seasons ... finished career with 205 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 21 quarterback pressures, five pass breakups and five recovered fumbles in 1,188 snaps over 47 games (21 starts) ... had five recovered fumbles over his last two years, more than any other Tiger ... drafted in the fourth round (109th overall) by the New York Giants.
2015: Second-team All-ACC (media) ... third-team All-ACC (coaches) ... fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele ... leading tackler on the squad with 160 total stops, including 14 for loss and 5.5 sacks ... second on the team with 17 quarterback pressures ... had two recovered fumbles, most on the team ... posted 12 tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in the opener against Wofford ... team-high 12 stops, with three quarterback pressures, in a win at Louisville ... ACC Linebacker of the Week following Notre Dame win, where he posted an interception and fumble recovery in the fourth quarter; was first time since Terry Kinard vs. Notre Dame in 1979 that a Tiger had two takeaways in the fourth quarter of a win by seven or less ... notched 12 tackles and two pressures against Georgia Tech ... followed with similar numbers versus Boston College, with 12 tackles ... notched seven tackles and three pressures at Miami ... posted three tackles for loss, including a sack and caused fumble, at NC State ... named defensive player-of-the-game by the coaches for his efforts ... also earned the honor against Florida State the next game after collecting 12 tackles, including 3.5 for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery ... named ACC Linebacker of the Week following the game ... notched game-high 14 stops at Syracuse ... tallied 11 tackles, including three for loss and 1.5 sacks, at South Carolina ... had key pass deflection that led to an interception to start the second half in the ACC Championship Game ... recorded top tackle total by a Tiger all season with 19 stops in the Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma ... added an interception, one of two by Tiger linebackers (Ben Boulware had the other) in the second half of the win ... collected team-high 14 tackles in National Championship Game against Alabama.
2014: Had 34 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three quarterback pressures, two pass breakups, three recovered fumbles and a 24-yard fumble return in 256 snaps over 12 games (six starts) ... tied for 10th in the nation in recovered fumbles ... tied for second in the ACC in recovered fumbles ... had one tackle in 30 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30; it was his first career start ... had five tackles and one sack in seven snaps against SC State on Sept. 6 ... had three tackles in 21 snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... had three tackles and a 24-yard fumble return in 37 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had four tackles and a recovered fumble in 31 snaps against Louisville on Oct. 11 ... had four tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in 33 snaps at Wake Forest on Nov. 6 ... had seven tackles, one tackle for loss and a recovered fumble in 19 snaps at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 24 snaps against South Carolina on Nov. 29 ... had one tackle for loss in 32 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.
2013: Had seven tackles in 33 snaps over seven games ... had three tackles in 14 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had a game-high 13 tackles in the Spring Game.
2012: Had four tackles and one quarterback pressure in 22 snaps over 13 games ... played special teams against No. 25 Auburn at Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 1; it was his first career game ... had one tackle and a quarterback pressure in eight snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had a special teams tackle at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had two tackles in 11 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3.
Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 29 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN ... No. 20 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... No. 23 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... had 156 tackles as a senior at Lamar High School ... 15th in the state in tackles ... had 20 tackles and eight sacks in a state playoff game ... played in the North-South All-Star Game in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... had 96 tackles and six tackles for loss and added 16 receptions for 220 yards and two touchdowns as a junior ... all-state as a junior ... his team reached the state championship game as a junior ... from the same high school that produced former Clemson All-American and All-Pro Levon Kirkland ... one of the top scorers on the Lamar High School basketball team ... coached by J.R. Boyd at Lamar High ... recruited by Kevin Steele.
Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born May 29, 1993.