Powerful offensive guard who has shared time as the starter at offensive guard with David Beasley ... played soccer in high school and played in an intramural league at Clemson to help with his footwork ... has 22 knockdowns in 715 snaps over 36 games (eight starts) in his career.
2013: Had 14 knockdowns in 500 snaps over 13 games (seven starts) ... had one knockdown in 32 snaps in a starting role against SC State on Sept. 7 ... played 29 snaps at NC State on Sept. 19 ... played 58 snaps in a starting role against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had three knockdowns in 49 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5; named ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week ... had two knockdowns in 74 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had one knockdown in 40 snaps against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had one knockdown in 60 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had one knockdown in 30 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had two knockdowns in 33 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had two knockdowns in 35 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... played 25 snaps at No. 9 South Carolina on Nov. 30; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game ... had one knockdown in 35 snaps against No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.
2012: Had eight knockdowns in 166 snaps over 11 games (one start) ... had two knockdowns in 52 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had one knockdown in 52 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15; it was his first career start ... had one knockdown in 25 snaps at No. 4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had a team-high four knockdowns in 23 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... played two snaps against No. 7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
2011: Played 49 snaps over 12 games, including seven games on offensive plays ... played four snaps in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... played one snap against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... played seven snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... graded 92 percent in 12 snaps at NC State on Nov. 19 ... played four snaps at No. 13 South Carolina on Nov. 26 ... played seven snaps against No. 3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3 ... played 14 snaps against No. 22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Red-shirted ... enrolled in Jan.
Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 34 offensive guard in the nation and No. 27 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... No. 46 offensive guard in the nation and No. 28 player in South Carolina by Scout.com ... No. 30 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com ... No. 22 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... first-team all-state by The State and High School Sports Report ... No. 21player in South Carolina by Charlotte Observer ... All-Atlantic Region member by PrepStars ... coached by Maurice Flowers at Chester Senior High School ... recruited by Jeff Scott ... chose Clemson over NC State, Penn State, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
Personal: Majoring in modern languages with a concentration in Japanese; spent part of the 2014 summer studying in Japan ... born Sept. 25, 1991.