Defensive weapon whose versatility has led to his usage at both linebacker and safety ... enters the 2023 bowl season credited with 47 tackles (10.5 for loss), 5.5 sacks, three pass breakups, two interceptions (including one returned for a touchdown), a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt in 485 snaps from scrimmage over 26 games (five starts) since his arrival in 2022 ... said Head Coach Dabo Swinney, "He's a baller. He's a fun guy to coach and a fun guy to watch play because he plays the way you want everybody to play."
Defensive weapon whose versatility has led to his usage at both linebacker and safety … enters the 2023 bowl season credited with 47 tackles (10.5 for loss), 5.5 sacks, three pass breakups, two interceptions (including one returned for a touchdown), a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt in 485 snaps from scrimmage over 26 games (five starts) since his arrival in 2022 … said Head Coach Dabo Swinney, “He’s a baller. He’s a fun guy to coach and a fun guy to watch play because he plays the way you want everybody to play.”
2023: Enters bowl season credited with 27 tackles (5.0 for loss), 4.0 sacks, two interceptions (returned 94 yards with one touchdown) and a fumble recovery in 305 snaps over 12 games (four starts) … recorded three tackles and recovered a muffed punt at Duke … contributed two tackles and returned his first career interception 35 yards for a touchdown vs. Charleston Southern … shared defensive player of the game honors after posting five tackles and an interception he returned 59 yards vs. Florida Atlantic, becoming the first Clemson linebacker with a pick in back-to-back games since Isaiah Simmons during his Butkus Award-winning 2019 campaign … added two tackles at Syracuse … collected a career-high two sacks on his two tackles vs. Wake Forest … posted three tackles (one for loss) at Miami (Fla.) … notched two tackles (one for loss) with a sack at NC State … made four tackles vs. No. 12 Notre Dame … recorded a sack among his two tackles (one for loss) and recovered an onside kick attempt vs. Georgia Tech, sharing special teams player of the game … added two tackles vs. No. 20 North Carolina.
2022: Credited with 20 tackles (5.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks, three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a blocked punt in 180 snaps from scrimmage over 14 games (one start) … All-ACC Academic Team selection … ACC Honor Roll selection … blocked a punt in his collegiate debut at Georgia Tech and shared team special teams player of the game honors for that contest as Clemson produced two punt blocks in a game for the first time since 2007 … added a tackle vs. Furman … posted three tackles (0.5 for loss) and a pass breakup vs. Louisiana Tech … made one tackle at No. 21 Wake Forest … contributed two tackles at Boston College … added a tackle for loss vs. No. 14 Syracuse … collected his first career sack and forced fumble amid his three tackles (1.5 for loss) vs. Louisville … made two tackles (0.5 for loss) vs. South Carolina … registered five tackles and a pass breakup vs. No. 24 North Carolina in a game he started at safety … assumed the role as the team’s primary SAM linebacker in the Orange Bowl vs. No. 6 Tennessee, collecting two tackles (both for loss) and a pass breakup.
Before Clemson: Active linebacker who is one of the leaders of Tampa’s Jesuit High team that ranked 11th in the nation according to MaxPreps … captain of Jesuit squad that went 15-0 and won the school’s first state title since 1968 … Jesuit was 38-2 over his last three years: 12-2 in 2019, 11-0 in 2020 and 15-0 in 2021 … PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection … finished career with 216 tackles, including 107 first hits and 109 assists … had 10 tackles for loss, five caused fumbles, two recovered fumbles, two blocked kicks and two fumble recoveries … in 2021, posted 82 tackles, including seven tackles for loss, four caused fumbles, a blocked kick and two interceptions … had best game posting 18 tackles against St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the nation’s top teams … had 84 tackles in just 11 games as a junior in 2020 … had three double-figure tackle games, including a season-high 13 vs. Bishop Moore … had 11 tackles and three passes broken up against Clearwater … had 50 tackles as a sophomore in 2019, including a season-high 10 vs. Northeastern … committed to Clemson on Nov. 25, 2021 … coached by Matt Thompson at Jesuit High School … enrolled at Clemson in summer of 2022.
Personal: Construction sciences and management major … born Feb. 4, 2004.
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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