Was the top reserve on the offensive
line in 2012 and will compete for a starting spot on the offensive line in 2013
... has seen significant action at both center and offensive guard.
nine knockdowns in 277 snaps over 12 games ... had two knockdowns in 49 snaps
against Ball State on Sept. 8; it was his first career game ... had two
knockdowns in 55 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had one knockdown in 15
snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had one knockdown in 21 snaps against
Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had two knockdowns in 29 snaps at Wake Forest on
Oct. 25 ... played 46 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had one knockdown in 33 snaps
against Maryland on Nov. 10.
Before Clemson: Rated
as the #11 center in the nation by ESPN.com and Rivals.com ... #18 center in
the nation by Scout.com ... #21 overall player in South Carolina by SuperPrep
... played as an offensive guard in the Shrine Bowl ... all-state, all-region,
and all-county as a senior ... Big 16 Upperstate Lineman-of-the-Year as a
senior ... had an average grade in the 90s during his senior season at Mauldin
High School ... all-state, all-region, and all-county selection in the discus
... all-region and all-county pick in the shotput ... coached by Doug Shaw at
Mauldin High ... recruited by Danny Pearman.
Personal: Majoring in history
... born Nov. 30, 1992.