Served as the primary punter, handled most of the
kickoffs, and served as the field-goal kicker on long attempts in 2012 ... had
50 career punts for a 38.9-yard average in 50 games (14 starts) in his career
... was 2-4 on field goals and 5-9 on extra points for 11 points ... had 54
touchbacks and 47 other kickoffs that reached the goal line on 275 kickoffs in
his career; the opponent failed to advance past the 20 on 89 of the 275
kickoffs ... Clemson's career leader in tackles by a kicker (29); no kicker had
more than four in a season prior to 2009 ... two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll
2012: Raycom College Football All-Star Classic
invitee ... had a 39.2-yard average on 48 punts along with 15 punts inside the
20, five punts of 50+ yards, and a 36.7-yard net average in 13 games (13
starts) ... had 70 kickoffs, including 32 touchbacks and 13 other kickoffs that
reached the goal line ... had eight special teams tackles, tied for third-most
on the team ... had a 43.0-yard average on two punts (both inside the 20) and
made a 61-yard field goal from the right hashmark as time expired in the second
quarter against Ball State on Sept. 8; it set an ACC and a Clemson record for
the longest field goal; named national specialist-of-the-week by CFPA; named
ACC Specialist-of-the-Week; named team special teams player-of-the-game ... had
a 50.0-yard average on three punts against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had a
41.0-yard average on seven punts, three of his four kickoffs resulted in the
opponent starting inside the 21, and two special teams tackles at #4 Florida
State on Sept. 22 ... had a 49-yard punt and nine kickoffs, six of which went
for touchbacks and the other three resulted in the opponent starting inside its
own 21, against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had a 41.5-yard average on two punts
against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had a 41.6-yard average on five punts against
#12 South Carolina on Nov. 24; named team special teams player-of-the-game ...
had a 43.3-yard average on six punts and two punts of 50 yards against #7
Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
2011: Had 54 kickoffs in 10 games ... had 12
touchbacks and 10 other kickoffs that reached the goal line ... had 54 kickoffs
and opponents failed to advance past the 20 on 23 kickoffs ... had two punts
for a 33.0-yard average ... had six special teams tackles, all on kickoff
coverage ... had three touchbacks and three other kickoffs that reached the
endzone among his nine kickoffs against Troy on Sept. 3; he also had two
tackles ... had two touchbacks and two other kickoffs that reached the endzone
among his seven kickoffs against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17 ... had three
touchbacks and another kickoff that reached the endzone among his six kickoffs
against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24; came off the bench for an injured Dawson
Zimmerman and had two punts for a 33.0-yard average, including a punt inside
the 20; added a special teams tackle; named team special teams
player-of-the-game ... suffered a shoulder injury at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct.
1 and missed the next four games ... had one tackle and a caused fumble on four
kickoffs against Wake Forest on Nov. 12.
2010: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had six
special teams tackles, all on kickoff coverage ... kicked an extra point
against Presbyterian College ... had 64 kickoffs and opponents failed to get
past the 20 on 19 kickoffs ... a big reason Clemson had a 4.4-yard advantage on
the ending spot of kickoff returns; the opponents' average start was the 25 ...
had three touchbacks and 12 other kickoffs that reached the goal line.
2009: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... handled
kickoff duties for the Tigers ... had seven touchbacks and 12 others that
reached the goal line in 87 kickoffs as a first-year performer ... handled
every kickoff for the Tigers in 2009, more than any other kicker in Clemson
history ... held opponents inside the 21-yard line on kickoffs 31 times over
the course of the season, 36 percent of his attempts ... starting placekicker
in one game, the win at N.C. State ... scored six points in that game, he made
one field goal in one attempt and was 3-5 on extra points ... had seven points
for the season ... his only field goal attempt was made from 28 yards in
Raleigh ... a big reason Clemson was third in the ACC in kickoff coverage ...
had nine special teams tackles on kickoff coverage, not only a single-season
record, but the career record; the previous career mark was seven by Mark
Buchholz and the season record was just four.
2008: Red-shirted ... enrolled in January.
Before Clemson: Enrolled at Clemson in January of
2008 following his high school graduation in December of 2007 ... #16
placekicker in the nation by Rivals.com ... #25 prospect in South Carolina by
SuperPrep ... converted 22-37 field goals and 99-113 extra points in three
years at Myrtle Beach High School, with a career-long of 49 yards ... also a
punter and wide receiver ... had 410 receiving yards and four touchdowns as a
senior ... two-time all-region and all-state selection ... two-time "Toast of
the Coast" selection ... WPDE All-Zone team selection ... WBTW All-Blitz team
member ... Shrine Bowl selection ... coached by Scott Earley ... recruited by
Dabo Swinney ... chose Clemson over Duke, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, South
Carolina, and Virginia.
Personal: Graduated on Dec. 20, 2012 with a
degree in sociology ... born Dec. 20, 1989.