Hard-nosed 2022 Freshman All-American and 2023 All-ACC selection who enters the 2023 bowl season having played 1,865 offensive snaps over 26 career games (all starts) ... has started every game for Clemson at right tackle since the start of the 2022 season.
Hard-nosed 2022 Freshman All-American and 2023 All-ACC selection who enters the 2023 bowl season having played 1,865 offensive snaps over 26 career games (all starts) … has started every game for Clemson at right tackle since the start of the 2022 season.
2023: Third-team All-ACC selection … enters bowl season having played 876 offensive snaps over 12 games (all starts) … played 86 snaps in season debut at Duke, helping the Tigers exceed both 200 passing yards and 200 rushing yards … played 51 snaps as Clemson amassed 679 yards of offense and 37 first downs vs. Charleston Southern … played 53 snaps in Clemson’s sack-free win vs. Florida Atlantic … played 82 snaps in a 429-yard effort vs. No. 4 Florida State … played 70 snaps as Clemson rushed for 207 yards vs. Wake Forest … played 70 snaps in Cade Klubnik’s 314-yard passing performance at Miami (Fla.) … played 80 snaps at NC State … played 72 snaps and helped propel to Phil Mafah to a career-best 186-yard rushing performance vs. No. 12 Notre Dame … played 70 snaps as Clemson reached 200 passing yards and 200 rushing yards vs. Georgia Tech … played 91 snaps as Clemson produced 466 yards and no sacks vs. No. 20 North Carolina … played 75 snaps and helped power Clemson to 219 rushing yards at South Carolina.
2022: Earned first-team Freshman All-American status from College Football News, FWAA, On3 and Pro Football Focus … College Football Network’s ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year … second-team All-ACC selection by College Football Network … started all 14 games for Clemson, and his 989 offensive snaps tied teammate Jordan McFadden for the fourth-most by an offensive tackle in a season in program history … All-ACC Academic Team selection … ACC Honor Roll selection … started at right tackle in season opener at Georgia Tech, becoming only the third true freshman to start a season opener at offensive tackle for Clemson since 1944, joining Mitch Hyatt (2015) and Phil Prince (1944) … played 69 snaps in that 31-point victory against Georgia Tech … played 59 snaps vs. Furman as DJ Uiagalelei set a new career high in passer rating … played 61 snaps in paving the way for 280 rushing yards and 241 passing yards vs. Louisiana Tech … played every offensive snap at No. 21 Wake Forest, powering Clemson to 559 yards in a double-overtime victory … played 68 snaps in a sack-free performance by Clemson’s offensive line vs. No. 10 NC State … played all 64 snaps at Boston College … played 58 snaps at Florida State as Clemson did not commit a turnover for the third time in four games … played 83 snaps vs. No. 14 Syracuse as the Tigers rushed for a season-high 293 yards and leaned on the ground game to overcome an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in the win … played all 70 offensive snaps at Notre Dame … played 74 snaps in helping power Clemson to 248 rushing yards vs. Louisville … played 78 snaps in helping Clemson exceed 200 yards both on the ground and through the air vs. Miami (Fla.) … played 68 snaps in Clemson’s 237-yard rushing performance vs. South Carolina … played 42 snaps for a unit that held No. 24 North Carolina without a sack during Cade Klubnik’s MVP performance in the ACC Championship Game … credited with 105 snaps in the Orange Bowl vs. No. 6 Tennessee.
Before Clemson: Followed in the lineage of Jackson Carman (now with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals) and Matt Bockhorst (2020 All-ACC selection) as another highly touted offensive lineman from Ohio to sign with Clemson … as the starting left tackle, did not allow a sack as a junior or senior in a total of 352 pass attempts … three-year starter at Strongsville High School … first-team All-Ohio Division I, first-team All-Region and first-team All-District selection in 2020 and 2021 … four-time Greater Cleveland Conference All-Academic selection … four-year starter on the offensive line at left tackle, dating from his fourth game as a freshman through the end of his senior year … never missed a game … did not miss a play in 2021 … started both ways as a senior … also played nose tackle on defense as a freshman … national top-250 player … Rivals.com ranked him No. 122 overall, 13th-best among offensive tackles and seventh-best in Ohio … rated as the No. 203 player in the nation by PrepStar, which had him as the nation’s 22nd-best offensive tackle and seventh-best player in Ohio … ranked No. 250 overall by ESPN.com, which rated him as the eighth-best player in Ohio … On3 Sports ranked him as the nation’s No. 111 prospect, the ninth-best offensive tackle and the No. 5 prospect in Ohio … MaxPreps Junior All-American in 2020 … coached at Strongsville High School by Louis Cirino … also ran track in 2020 … holds many records in the school’s weight room … as a youth, won OAC State Championship in wrestling … committed to Clemson on Oct. 28, 2020, becoming the first member of Clemson’s 2022 class to commit to the Tigers … enrolled at Clemson in January 2022.
Personal: Financial management major … born Feb. 25, 2004.
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