Original walk-on recorded 36 career tackles (4.0 for loss), 2.5 sacks and a pass breakup in 252 career snaps over 47 games from 2016-21 … former rugby and hockey player who did not play football until arriving at Clemson.
2021: Credited with five tackles (0.5 for loss) over 37 defensive snaps in 11 games … contributed on special teams vs. No. 5 Georgia … added three tackles (0.5 for loss) vs. SC State … had a special teams tackle at Syracuse … made one tackle vs. UConn.
2020: Credited with 19 tackles (3.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks and a pass breakup in 166 snaps over 10 games … placed on scholarship for 2020 … NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-American … posted four tackles (1.5 for loss) including his first career sack as well as a pass breakup at Wake Forest … tied for team lead with six tackles, including a half-sack, vs. The Citadel … added four tackles vs. Virginia … made three tackles (0.5 for loss) at Georgia Tech … recorded a sack vs. Pitt … made one tackle in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame.
2019: Contributed eight tackles in 41 defensive snaps over 13 games … transitioned to defensive end from linebacker prior to the season … recorded a tackle vs. Georgia Tech and at Syracuse … contributed vs. Charlotte … added a tackle vs. Florida State and at Louisville … saw action vs. Boston College … recorded two tackles vs. Wofford … added a tackle vs. Wake Forest and at South Carolina.
2018: Appeared in nine games … credited with two tackles in eight snaps in the season opener against Furman … played on special teams in an additional eight games.
2017: Had two tackles, both on special teams, in four games … had two special teams tackles against The Citadel on Nov. 18.
2016: Did not appear in a game.
Before Clemson: Attended Alonso High School but did not play football.
Personal: Father, Regan Upshaw, was the No. 12 overall selection of the 1996 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played nine seasons for five teams … was a competitive rugby and hockey player in his youth before playing football for the first time in college … earned degree in economics in May 2020 … completed microinternship with WH Trucking in 2018 … born Nov. 20, 1997.
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.