Special-teams contributor in his first active season as a Tiger in 2017 who has earned a role on defense in 2018
2018: Recorded two tackles in season opener against Furman … added a tackle against both Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech … contributed two tackles vs. Syracuse … responsible for a season-high five tackles at Wake Forest … recorded three tackles and a pass breakup in earning team co-defensive player of the week honors vs. NC State … contributed five tackles and a pass breakup at Florida State … collected a career-high eight tackles vs. Louisville.
2017: Had 14 tackles, a tackle for loss, sack and pass breakup in 44 snaps over 13 games … had two tackles and a sack in seven snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had two special teams tackles at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30; named team special teams player-of-the-game … had six tackles and a pass breakup in 27 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18 … had two special teams tackles at South Carolina on Nov. 25; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game.
Before Clemson: Had 63 tackles and five interceptions as a safety as a senior … also outstanding as a receiver, he caught four touchdown passes … had a 63-yard touchdown reception in season opener … had 10 tackles on defense and caught a touchdown pass in the second game of the 2015 season … had pass deflection on last play of the game to clinch win over rival Hoover High … had a touchdown reception in a state playoff victory as well … helped his team to a 9-3 record and second round of the playoffs … named honorable mention all-state as a defensive back by the Birmingham News … played his high school football for Buddy Anderson … also a member of the Vestavia Hills basketball team … chose Clemson over offer from UAB … recruited by Marion Hobby.
Personal: His late father, Kevin, played football with Dabo Swinney at Alabama … Kevin went on to play eight years in the NFL with New England and Philadelphia … majoring in financial management.