By Joey Johns // Athletic Communications
Q. When did you start playing football?A. Around age six. At first, I was too young to play, so I was playing with seven and eight-year olds. But I was scoring touchdowns and playing well, so I stuck with it.
Q. Why did you choose Clemson?A. I grew up always coming to Clemson games. My dad and I would come to the home games, but we never thought that I would actually play here one day.
Q. What are your pregame rituals?A. I always write little notes and goals to myself and put them in my Bible. Then I find my parents during Tiger Walk and give them a hug.
Q. What is the best part about playing in Death Valley?A. The crowd involvement. It’s a high that you can’t buy. It is so electric and the camaraderie is so high. It’s a feeling that you can’t explain.
Q. What has been your top moment as a Tiger?A. Probably the Orange Bowl (2014). I worked so hard to be in that position after getting hurt early in the year.
Q. Coming from track, what was the hardest transition?A. The time management and realizing you have to accept your role. Since track is more of an individual sport, you did what you need to do and then left. But with football, there is so much more time put into it with film and practices.
Q. What does the Clemson Family mean to you?A. As a student-athlete that has been through a lot, it is essential to have a family behind you. With Clemson, it is all about family and support, not only just from the football team, but with community involvement.
Q. What is something about you that people don’t know?A. I listen to Trevor Hall. “Nuk” (Hopkins) suggested that music in high school.
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March 14, 2019