Respected team leader who enters the 2023 bowl season credited with 186 tackles (5.0 for loss), 14 pass breakups, two interceptions, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 1,533 snaps over 59 games (29 starts).
2023: Enters postseason credited with 34 tackles (2.0 for loss), five pass breakups and a sack in 313 snaps over eight games (all starts) … recorded three tackles and a pass breakup at Duke … added two tackles vs. Charleston Southern … posted five tackles (one for loss) and his first career sack vs. Florida Atlantic … credited with six tackles and three pass breakups vs. No. 4 Florida State … compiled a team-high-tying seven tackles at Syracuse … collected three tackles vs. Wake Forest … added six tackles (one for loss) at Miami (Fla.) … recorded two tackles and a pass breakup at NC State before exiting the game with injuries to his shoulders.
2022: Voted by his teammates as a permanent team captain … fourth-team All-ACC pick by Phil Steele … started all 14 games and finished second on the team in tackles, as he was credited with 82 tackles (1.5 for loss), four pass breakups, an interception and a fumble recovery in 667 defensive snaps … All-ACC Academic Team selection … recorded one tackle and a pass breakup at Georgia Tech … made seven tackles (one for loss) vs. Furman … collected five tackles vs. Louisiana Tech … contributed five tackles at No. 21 Wake Forest … credited with three tackles vs. No. 10 NC State … contributed five tackles and a pass breakup at Boston College … credited by the coaching staff with a career-high 15 tackles at Florida State … led team with eight tackles and added a pass breakup vs. No. 14 Syracuse … contributed eight tackles (0.5 for loss) at Notre Dame … added eight tackles and his first career fumble recovery vs. Louisville … recorded three tackles and his first interception of the season vs. Miami (Fla.) … notched four tackles and a pass breakup vs. South Carolina … collected four tackles vs. No. 24 North Carolina … collected six tackles in the Orange Bowl vs. No. 6 Tennessee.
2021: Key member of Clemson’s safety rotation who recorded 47 tackles (1.0 for loss), three pass breakups and a forced fumble over 357 defensive snaps in 12 games (six starts) … made six tackles vs. No. 5 Georgia … made two tackles vs. SC State … added one tackle vs. Georgia Tech … contributed two tackles at NC State … recorded four tackles at Syracuse, including a touchdown-saving tackle downfield that was followed by a Clemson interception on the very next play … notched a then-career-high 14 tackles at No. 23 Pitt … contributed six tackles and a pass breakup vs. Florida State … added two tackles at Louisville … made one tackle vs. No. 13 Wake Forest and at South Carolina … contributed eight tackles (one for loss), a forced fumble and a pass breakup vs. Iowa State.
2020: Credited with 16 tackles (0.5 for loss), two pass breakups and an interception in 149 snaps over 11 games (one start) … contributed on defense and special teams at Wake Forest and vs. The Citadel … played on special teams vs. Virginia … made first career start vs. No. 7 Miami, recording five tackles (0.5 for loss) and a pass breakup … broke up a pass at Georgia Tech … registered two tackles and his first career interception vs. Syracuse, recording a pick in the end zone one play after he hustled to make a touchdown-saving tackle on a 61-yard rush … made six tackles at Virginia Tech … contributed three tackles in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame.
2019: Credited with seven tackles in 47 defensive snaps over 14 games … made collegiate debut vs. Georgia Tech … added two tackles vs. Florida State … made one tackle vs. Boston College and vs. Wofford … contributed two tackles at NC State … made one tackle vs. Wake Forest.
Before Clemson: Four-star safety according to ESPN.com … ranked as 28th-best safety in the nation by that service … Rivals.com also ranked him No. 28 among safeties … three-year starter who finished his career with 198 tackles, 127 solos and 71 assists … had six tackles for loss, two interceptions, 12 passes defensed, one caused fumble, three recovered fumbles and a blocked punt … had 16 receptions for 178 yards and a touchdown … in 2017, was an all-regional defense back … in 2018, all-region and all-county … one of the team captains in 2018 … played at Archer High School for Andy Dyer … primary Clemson recruiter was Mickey Conn … committed to Clemson on Aug. 20, 2018.
Personal: Born Aug. 20, 2001 … completed a microinternship with Cisco in spring 2022 … three-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2019 and 2021-22) … first name is pronounced JAY-lynn … earned degree in communication in December 2022.
Note: Tackle stats in the bio above reflect statistics from coaches film review. Tackle stats in the table below reflect those as awarded by gameday stat crews.
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