|High School:||First Coast HS|
Talented defensive end who was a backup in 2013, but saw increased playing time in 2014 ... had 64 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, two pass breakups, one caused fumble and two recovered fumbles, including one for a touchdown, in 881 snaps over 47 games (four starts) in his career.
2014: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl invitee ... had 19 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, five quarterback pressures, one pass breakup, one caused fumble and one recovered fumble for a touchdown in 284 snaps over 13 games (three starts) ... had one tackle, 0.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in 15 snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... had one tackle and a team-high two quarterback pressures in 17 snaps against North Carolina on Sept. 27 ... had two tackles and a recovered fumble for a touchdown, the first by a Tiger since 1998, in 15 snaps against Louisville on Oct. 11 ... had four tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and a caused fumble in 22 snaps against Syracuse on Oct. 25 ... had four tackles in 33 snaps at Wake Forest on Nov. 6 ... had one tackle and 0.5 tackles for loss in 36 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 ... had one tackle in 34 snaps against South Carolina on Nov. 29; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had five sacks in the Spring Game.
2013: Had 14 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, four quarterback pressures and one pass breakup in 292 snaps over 13 games (one start) ... had two tackles and a sack in 22 snaps against No. 5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had one tackle in 15 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7; it was his first career start ... had four tackles in 32 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had two tackles and one tackle for loss in 38 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2.
2012: Had 24 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback pressures and one recovered fumble in 232 snaps over 12 games ... had three tackles and a recovered fumble in 15 snaps at No. 4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had two tackles and a team-high two quarterback pressures in 22 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 19 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had four tackles in 30 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had four tackles and his first career sack in 32 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had four tackles and one tackle for loss in 20 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10.
2011: Had seven tackles and three quarterback pressures in 73 snaps over nine games ... had one tackle and a quarterback pressure in 11 snaps against Troy on Sept. 3; it was his first career game ... had one tackle and a quarterback pressure in four snaps at No. 10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had one quarterback pressure in six snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... had two tackles in 14 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had one tackle in four snaps at NC State on Nov. 19 ... had one tackle in 15 snaps against No. 22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
Before Clemson: Defensive end who had 80 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a senior at First Coast High School ... from a long line of outstanding Tigers from Jacksonville, Fla., a defensive heritage that has included nine-time Pro Bowl player Brian Dawkins ... Florida Times-Union Super 24 member ... Florida Times-Union Preseason Super 11 member ... No. 29 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 47player in Florida by Rivals.com ... No. 73 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com ... No. 105 defensive end in the nation by ESPN ... top-100 player in Florida by SuperPrep ... starter on the basketball team ... coached by Marty Lee at First Coast High School ... recruited by Jeff Scott ... chose Clemson over Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Nov. 2, 1991.