|High School:||T.L. Hanna HS|
Catcher and outfielder who emerged as one of the team's best hitters in 2013 and 2014 after playing sparingly in 2012 ... started the 2014 season sharing the catcher role with Chris Okey, but moved to left field in early May due to injuries to other players ... a career .295 hitter with a .372 on-base percentage in 150 games (138 starts) over three seasons ... had 30 doubles, one triple, 12 homers, 82 RBIs, 88 runs, 56 walks, 13 hit-by-pitches and five steals ... two-time Johnny Bench Award Watch List member ... drafted two times in his career.
2014: Drafted in the 16th round (No. 485 overall pick) by the Cincinnati Reds and signed in June ... team co-captain ... Johnny Bench Award Watch List member ... Second-Team All-ACC selection ... second-team All-ACC by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... hit .302 with 38 runs, 16 doubles, four homers, 35 RBIs, a .380 on-base percentage, 29 walks against only 24 strikeouts, four hit-by-pitches and one steal in 61 games (61 starts, including 24 as the DH, 20 at catcher and 17 in left field) ... tied for fourth in Tiger history in sacrifice flies (8) ... tied for 10th in the nation in sacrifice flies ... tied for 10th in the ACC in doubles ... hit .383 with seven doubles, three homers, 19 RBIs, 16 runs and a .447 on-base percentage in 24 games as a catcher ... went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against Maine on Feb. 23; was 6-for-10 with a double, five RBIs and three runs in the series ... went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs against Virginia Tech on March 9 ... went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs and a walk in the second game of a doubleheader at Wake Forest on March 15 ... went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs against No. 1 Florida State on March 21 ... went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and a walk at No. 2 Virginia on April 12 ... went 4-for-5 with a homer, double and three runs against Coastal Carolina on April 15 ... went 3-for-4 with a double, run and hit-by-pitch at Pittsburgh on April 20; was 6-for-12 in the series ... went 1-for-1 with a double, two RBIs and three walks against UNLV on May 5 ... went 3-for-6 with two runs and a walk against Boston College on May 17; scored the walkoff run from first base on Jay Baum's two-out double in the 13th inning ... No. 20 ACC prospect for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Baseball America.
2013: Gregg Olson Award semifinalist ... Johnny Bench Award Watch List member ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... won the Mitchell Award, given to the team's most valuable player; just the second catcher since 1979 to win the award ... hit .308 with 43 runs, 12 doubles, one triple, eight homers, 45 RBIs, a .377 on-base percentage, 22 walks, five hit-by-pitches and two steals in 61 games (60 starts at catcher) ... led the team lead in homers, RBIs, total bases (108) and slugging percentage (.476); became the first catcher to lead Clemson in slugging percentage since 1997 and homers since 2004 ... committed only two errors and had a .995 fielding percentage ... had 21 multiple-hit games and a team-high 10 multiple-RBI games, including a team-high four games with four RBIs or more ... hit a team-high .368 with runners on base and .329 with runners in scoring position ... hit a team-best .361 with five homers and 33 RBIs in 34 games at home ... named ACC Co-Player-of-the-Week on March 25 for his performance in five games from March 19-23; went 8-for-16 (.500) with one homer, eight RBIs, three runs and three walks ... went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs against William & Mary on Feb. 17 ... went 4-for-5 with a team-tying-season-high two homers, a team-tying-season-high five RBIs and a team-tying-season-high three runs at No. 8 NC State on March 8; had a team-season-high 10 total bases; those were his first two career homers; his first long ball was a three-run homer off Carlos Rodon and broke a 4-4 tie in the fifth inning ... went 3-for-5 with a homer, triple, a game-high four RBIs, two runs and a walkoff single with two outs in the ninth inning against No. 12 Virginia on March 16 ... went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs against Morehead State on March 19 ... went 2-for-2 with one RBI, two runs and two walks against Morehead State on March 20; was 4-for-6 with one homer, five RBIs, three runs and two walks in the midweek series ... hit the go-ahead, run-scoring groundout in the 11th inning and added a double and run at No. 1 North Carolina on April 1 ... went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and walk against Gardner-Webb on April 3 ... went 2-for-5 with a homer against Presbyterian College on April 10 ... went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, two runs and a steal against Western Carolina on April 24 ... went 2-for-5 with one RBI, a walkoff run and one walk in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 19 Georgia Tech on April 26 ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk against Georgia Southern on May 10 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs against Georgia Southern on May 12; was 6-for-10 with four RBIs, five runs and one walk in the series ... went 2-for-5 with a team-tying-season-high two doubles at No. 8 Florida State on May 18 ... went 3-for-4 with a homer and double against No. 9 NC State in the ACC Tournament on May 22; earned All-ACC Tournament honors by going 4-for-13 (.308) with one homer and one double in three games ... went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Liberty in the Columbia Regional on June 2 ... No. 8 college prospect in South Carolina for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... one of eight participants in the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Neb. on July 3.
2012: Hit .214 with seven runs, two doubles, two RBIs, a .323 on-base percentage, five walks, four hit-by-pitches and two steals in 28 games (17 starts, including 16 in left field and one at catcher) ... had a team-tying-high .500 on-base percentage when leading off an inning ... was 6-for-18 (.333) with two doubles and a .429 on-base percentage in his last 11 games (seven starts) ... was 5-for-16 (.313) with two doubles, five runs and a .421 on-base percentage in April ... hit a run-scoring single in the second game of a doubleheader against UAB on Feb. 18; it was his first career game and start ... went 2-for-3 with a double and run against Winthrop on April 3 ... went 1-for-2 with two runs and a hit-by-pitch against Western Carolina on April 4 ... went 2-for-3 with a double and run at Duke on April 7 ... went 1-for-2 with a run against Furman on May 15 ... played for New Market in the Valley Baseball League in the summer, where he hit .222 with five doubles, 10 RBIs and three steals in 24 games.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 42nd round (No. 1,283 overall pick) by the San Diego Padres ... No. 141 player in the nation and No. 5 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... No. 12 player and No. 2 catcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... No. 23 prospect in South Carolina for the 2011 draft by Baseball America ... Anderson Independent-Mail Player-of-the-Year as a senior ... hit .533 with nine homers, 27 RBIs and 21 walks in limited at-bats as a senior ... lettered four times in baseball and four times in football at T.L. Hanna High, where he was coached by Adam Comstock.
Personal: His brother, Ben, was a freshman linebacker on the 2013 Clemson football team who had 25 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in 11 games ... majoring in management ... born Garrett Andrew Boulware on Sept. 9, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga.