Has been one of the most productive
defensive linemen on the team ... has 54 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, three
sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, four pass breakups, one caused fumble, one
recovered fumble, and one blocked kick in 482 snaps over 18 games (nine starts)
in his career.
54 tackles (most on the team among defensive linemen), 3.5 tackles for loss,
three sacks, a team-high 12 quarterback pressures, four pass breakups, one
caused fumble, one recovered fumble, and one blocked kick in 461 snaps over 13
games (nine starts) ... had four tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and a caused
fumble in 29 snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1 ... had one
tackle and two pass breakups in 26 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was
his first career start ... had three tackles in 36 snaps against Furman on
Sept. 15 ... had four tackles in 33 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ...
had four tackles in 52 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had five tackles
in 25 snaps and blocked a field goal in the fourth quarter with Clemson ahead
40-31 against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6; named team special teams
player-of-the-game ... had nine tackles and his first career sack in 43 snaps
against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had four tackles, a team-high four
quarterback pressures, and a recovered fumble in 22 snaps at Wake Forest on
Oct. 25 ... had one sack and two pass breakups in 39 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3
... had four tackles in 17 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had seven tackles
in 45 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... had five tackles and one sack in
59 snaps against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had three tackles in 35
snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
Academic Honor Roll member ... had two quarterback pressures in 21 snaps over
five games ... played three snaps in his first career game against Troy on
Sept. 3 ... played three snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... played
three snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had two quarterback pressures
in nine snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3.
... enrolled in January.
Before Clemson: Rated
as the #1 defensive tackle in the nation in prep school by Rivals.com ...
coached by Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military Academy; he is now an assistant
coach at Cincinnati ... comes from the same school that sent former Clemson
All-American DeAndre McDaniel, former Clemson All-American Chris McDuffie, and
current Tiger defensive back Jonathan Meeks to Clemson ... played at John
Dickinson High School in Wilmington, DE ... burst on the scene when he was
named MVP of a high school all-star game in Delaware at the end of his senior
season ... coached by Craig Stephenson at John Dickinson High School ...
recruited by Danny Pearman ... chose Clemson over Boston College, Duke, Florida
State, and North Carolina.
Personal: Majoring in sociology
... born Feb. 5, 1990.