Junior who is one of the team’s most athletic offensive linemen ... has 14 knockdowns in 512 snaps over 15 games (four starts) in his career ... had a significant role in each of Clemson’s wins over top-10 teams in bowl games in 2012 and 2013.
2014: Preseason fourth-team All-ACC by Athlon.
2013: Had 13 knockdowns in 359 snaps over 10 games (four starts) ... had one knockdown in 52 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... played 18 snaps at NC State on Sept. 19 ... had one knockdown in 10 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had one knockdown in 17 snaps against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... played five snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had two knockdowns in 37 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had two knockdowns in 37 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14; it was his first career start ... had two knockdowns in 46 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 60 snaps at No. 9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had two knockdowns in playing all 77 snaps against No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.
2012: Had one knockdown in 153 snaps over five games ... played 41 snaps in his first career game against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... played 18 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... played 19 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had one knockdown in 73 snaps against No. 7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31; played most of the game after starter Gifford Timothy suffered a game-ending injury in the first half ... enrolled in Jan.
Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 5 prep school prospect in the nation by Rivals.com out of Fork Union Military Academy ... No. 36 offensive lineman in the nation and No. 11 player in Virginia by Rivals.com at Blue Ridge School ... No. 59 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com ... two-time, first-team all-state selection ... had 67 tackles and seven sacks as a senior ... had 12 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a junior ... first-team All-Virginia Independent Conference as a senior ... all-conference as an offensive and defensive lineman ... attended Blue Ridge School to play basketball and averaged 10 points per game as a senior ... coached by John Shuman at Fork Union Military Academy and Del Smith at Blue Ridge School ... recruited by Danny Pearman.
Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Feb. 10, 1993.