Has emerged as one of the team's top
interior defensive linemen ... one of the strongest players on the team ... has
51 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, 11 quarterback pressures, one pass
breakup, and one recovered fumble in 573 snaps over 22 games (11 starts) in his
career ... had a game-high three tackles for loss in the Spring Game ...
preseason third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele.
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 #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 N.C.
State on Nov. 17 ... had five tackles in 62 snaps against #12 South Carolina on
Nov. 24 ... had four tackles, two tackles for loss, and one sack in 38 snaps against
#7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 ... had a game-tying-high
two sacks in the Spring Game.
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 #10 Virginia
Tech on Oct. 1 ... had one tackle in 10 snaps against North Carolina on Oct.
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 ... #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; he 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.
management ... born Apr. 28, 1993.