Strong linebacker who has been one
of the team's best special teams players ... emerged in the second half of the
2012 season as one of the team's top linebackers and tacklers ... has 129
tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, three quarterback pressures, one pass
breakup, and one recovered fumble in 618 snaps over 36 games (seven starts) in
his career ... has 30 special teams tackles in his career ... two-time ACC
Academic Honor Roll member ... Lott Impact Award Watch List member in the
preseason... preseason third-team All-ACC by Athlon ... preseason fourth-team
All-ACC by Phil Steele.
93 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback pressures, and one
pass breakup in 502 snaps over 13 games (seven starts) ... had four
double-digit tackle totals ... had 69 tackles and five tackles for loss in the
last seven games ... had seven tackles in 29 snaps against Ball State on Sept.
8 ... had six tackles in 32 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had two tackles
in five snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had seven tackles and one
tackle for loss in 24 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6; it was his first
career tackle for loss, as he tackled Orwin Smith in the endzone for a safety
(two-yard loss) to give Clemson a 40-31 lead with 10:19 left in the fourth
quarter ... had a game-high 15 tackles and a team-high 2.5 tackles for loss in
57 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20; it was his first career start ...
had a team-tying-high 10 tackles in 48 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had
a team-high 12 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 51 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3;
named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had seven tackles and his first
career sack in 26 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had a team-high 14
tackles and a tackle for loss in 83 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... had
six tackles and a pass breakup in 92 snaps against #12 South Carolina on Nov.
24 ... had five tackles in 36 snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the
Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
Academic Honor Roll member ... had 27 tackles in 48 snaps over 14 games ... had
a team-high 19 special teams tackles ... had five tackles, including four on
special teams, in five snaps against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had three tackles,
including two on special teams, in four snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10 ...
had three tackles in one snap at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had six
tackles in 10 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... had two special teams
tackles at Maryland on Oct. 15; named team special teams player-of-the-game ...
had one tackle in 10 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had two
tackles in nine snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26 ... had two tackles in
two snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3.
nine tackles and a recovered fumble in 68 snaps over nine games ... had three
special teams tackles ... saw most of his playing time in the first half of the
season ... had a tackle in 11 snaps against North Texas ... had three tackles
in 30 snaps against Presbyterian College ... had two tackles in 12 snaps
against #16 Miami (FL) ... had a tackle in five snaps at North Carolina ... had
a tackle against Maryland.
... ACC Academic Honor Roll member.
Before Clemson: Rated
as the #24 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com and #47 inside
linebacker by ESPN.com ... #11 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com and #28
player by SuperPrep ... #79 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com ...
defensive MVP of the Shrine Bowl; he had seven tackles and two tackles for loss
... had 1,260 rushing yards and 16 scores along with 94 tackles and 10 tackles
for loss as a senior ... team MVP in baseball and lettered in basketball ...
coached by James Martin at South Mecklenburg High ... recruited by Billy Napier
... chose Clemson over Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wake Forest.
Graduated on May 10,
2013 with a degree in management ... born Dec. 31, 1990.