Possesses the footwork to be an
outstanding lineman ... has seen a lot of action at both guard and tackle
during his career, but became the starting left tackle in 2012 ... has 66 knockdowns
in 1,900 snaps over 36 games (23 starts) in his career ... #7 offensive tackle
in the nation in the preseason by Lindy's ... preseason first-team All-ACC by
Athlon, Lindy's, and Sporting News ... preseason second-team All-ACC by Phil
Steele ... #1 pass blocker in the ACC in the preseason by Lindy's.
All-ACC selection (media) ... first-team All-ACC by CBSSports.com ...
Second-Team All-ACC selection (coaches) ... second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele
... had 23 knockdowns in a team-high 987 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ...
had one knockdown in playing all 89 snaps against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on
Sept. 1 ... had one knockdown in 52 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had a
team-high five knockdowns in playing all 79 snaps at #4 Florida State on Sept.
22 ... had one knockdown in playing all 85 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29
... had three knockdowns in 92 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had two
knockdowns in playing all 67 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had two
knockdowns in 84 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had three knockdowns in 60
snaps at Duke on Nov. 3; named ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week ... had two
knockdowns in 71 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had one knockdown in
playing all 102 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... played all 59 snaps
against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 103
snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31; he played
most of the game at right offensive tackle after Gifford Timothy suffered a
game-ending injury in the first half.
39 knockdowns in 777 snaps over 13 games (10 starts) ... third on the team in
knockdowns ... had four knockdowns in 89 snaps against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17
... played 70 snaps in his first career start had one reception for -1 yards
off a deflected pass against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24 ... had six
knockdowns in 56 snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... played all 82 snaps
at Maryland on Oct. 15 ... graded 85 percent with four knockdowns in 62 snaps
at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29; recovered a Tajh Boyd fumble in the endzone for a
touchdown; it was the first touchdown by a Tiger offensive lineman since 1966
... graded 81 percent in a combined 84 snaps at guard and tackle against Wake
Forest on Nov. 12 ... graded 86 percent in 68 snaps at offensive guard and
offensive tackle against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec.
3 ... had four knockdowns in 75 combined snaps at guard and tackle against #22 West
Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
four knockdowns in 136 snaps over 10 games ... had a 74-percent grade in 40
snaps against Presbyterian College ... had two knockdowns and an 81-percent
grade in 11 snaps at #15 Auburn ... had a knockdown and a 78-percent grade in
22 snaps at Wake Forest.
... ACC Academic Honor Roll member.
Before Clemson: Rated
as the #66 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN.com ... #14 offensive tackle
in the nation by Rivals.com and #14 offensive tackle by Scout.com ... member of
the Rivals.com 250 ... #8 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com and #12 player
by SuperPrep ... #31 offensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep ... member of
the All-America 250 by PrepStar ... Shrine Bowl selection, but did not play due
to injury ... coached by Dave Gutshall at Dorman High ... recruited by Billy
Napier ... chose Clemson over Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C.
State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Virginia.
Graduated on May 10,
2013 with a degree in secondary education ... born Feb. 18, 1991.