Emerged as one of the team’s top interior defensive linemen ... one of the strongest players on the team ... has 134 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, 25 quarterback pressures, one pass breakup and three recovered fumbles in 1,112 snaps over 35 games (24 starts) in his career.
2014: Bednarik Award Watch List member in the preseason ... Lombardi Award Watch List member in the preseason ... Nagurski Trophy Watch List member in the preseason ... Outland Trophy Watch List member in the preseason ... preseason First-Team All-ACC (media) ... preseason first-team All-ACC by Athlon, Phil Steele and Sporting News.
2013: Honorable Mention All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... had 83 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, two sacks, 14 quarterback pressures and two recovered fumbles in 539 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... had eight tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a team-high three quarterback pressures in 46 snaps against No. 5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had five tackles and one tackle for loss in 20 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... had seven tackles, one sack and two quarterback pressures in 48 snaps at NC State on Sept. 19 ... had nine tackles and two tackles for loss in 41 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had four tackles in 43 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had two tackles, one tackle for loss and two quarterback pressures in 56 snaps against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had six tackles, one tackle for loss, three quarterback pressures and a recovered fumble in 43 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had seven tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 31 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had five tackles, one tackle for loss and a recovered fumble in 49 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had six tackles in 21 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had a game-high 15 tackles and two tackles for loss in 58 snaps at No. 9 South Carolina on Nov. 30; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had six tackles and one sack in 57 snaps against No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 ... preseason third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... had a game-high three tackles for loss in the Spring Game.
2012: Honorable mention sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Honorable Mention All-ACC selection (coaches) ... co-defensive player-of-the-year by the coaching staff ... had 49 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, 10 quarterback pressures, one pass breakup and one recovered fumble in 512 snaps over 13 games (11 starts) ... had three tackles in 37 snaps against No. 25 Auburn at Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 1; it was his first career start ... had seven tackles, one tackle for loss and two quarterback pressures in 36 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had four tackles and a tackle for loss in 48 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had a team-high 10 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a recovered fumble in 40 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had six tackles and two quarterback pressures in 42 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had one tackle and two quarterback pressures in 37 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had two tackles and his first career sack in 25 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had two tackles for loss in 18 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had two tackles and one tackle for loss in 58 snaps against NC State on Nov. 17 ... had five tackles in 62 snaps against No. 12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had four tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in 38 snaps against No. 7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 ... had a game-tying-high two sacks in the Spring Game.
2011: Had two tackles in 61 snaps over nine games ... played 15 snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had one tackle in four snaps at No. 10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had one tackle in 10 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22.
Before Clemson: Played in the North-South All-Star game in Georgia and Florida Maxx Scout All-Star Bowl; in the two games combined, he had 17 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and three caused fumbles ... two-time all-state selection at Rockdale County High School ... No. 41 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com ... three-time all-regional selection on defense and second-team all-region on offense as a senior ... three-time selection as the team’s top defensive player ... four-year starter on both sides of the ball ... had 101 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a senior ... had 198 tackles, 63 tackles for loss and 27.5 sacks over his last two years ... member of the school’s wrestling team; was fourth in the state as a junior; won the state heavyweight title as a senior ... won the state title in the shotput as a senior ... Rockdale County High School Athlete-of-the-Year as a senior ... honored by the Superintendent Office and the County Board of Commissioners ... coached by Michael Ethridge at Rockdale County High ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Kevin Steele.
Personal: Majoring in management ... born April 28, 1993.