2019: Returning starting defensive end ... preseason All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports (3rd team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (3rd team) ... candidate for the Maxwell Award, an honor presented annually to the top player in the nation by the Maxwell Football Club ... candidate for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, an honor presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding defensive player by the Charlotte Touchdown Club ... in 26 career games (26 starts), has 82 tackles, 16.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks, one INT, two caused fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one PBU and 13 QB pressures ... has played 1,376 career snaps ... owns 17 games with 3+ tackles and four outings with 5+ stops including a career-high seven tackles against Wake Forest in 2018 ... has four games with a career-high 1.5 TFL, the last against Georgia Tech in 2018 ... one of 14 returning players in the ACC who carded 8.5+ TFL in 2018 ... joins Miami’s Michael Pinckney and Wake Forest’s Justin Strnad as the ACC’s only returnees who have recorded 7.5+ TFL in each of the last two years ... one of four Duke defensive linemen with 1,000+ snaps of experience, joining Tre Hornbuckle (1,309), Trevon McSwain (1,201) and Edgar Cerenord (1,068) ... one of three defensive players in Duke history to start multiple bowl game victories (2017 Quick Lane & 2018 Walk-On’s Independence), joining S Michael Carter II and LB Ben Humphreys ... one of nine Blue Devils in program history to have recovered a fumble in a bowl game ... among active players in the ACC, enters the 2019 season ranking eighth in TFL.
2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: Started all 13 games ... totaled 42 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, two caused fumbles, one fumble recovery and nine QB pressures ... led the Blue Devils in both TFL and sacks ... received the Mike McGee Award as the team’s top defensive lineman ... compiled nine games with 3+ tackles including a season-high seven stops against Wake Forest ... had six tackles versus Army West Point and five against Virginia Tech ... had single-game sacks against Army West Point, Miami and Temple ... recorded two QB pressures at both Northwestern and Pittsburgh ... first collegiate caused fumble came in the season-opening victory over Army West Point ... added a second caused fumble in Duke’s win at Georgia Tech during a stretch when the Blue Devils forced fumbles on three consecutive drives to turn a 7-7 tie into a 28-7 advantage ... carded one fumble recovery against Temple in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl ... ended the campaign ranked 10th among defensive ends in the ACC in pass rushing by Pro Football Focus ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both passing defense (4th) and passing efficiency defense (5th) ... became one of nine Blue Devils in program history to have recovered a fumble in a bowl game ... on the field for 768 snaps.
2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: First team Freshman All-America pick by ESPN ... started all 13 games ... totaled 40 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, one INT, one fumble recovery, one PBU and four QB pressures ... led all ACC rookies in TFL and was one of five Blue Devils to register 7.5+ TFL on the season, joining LB Joe Giles-Harris (16.0), DE Tre Hornbuckle (9.5), DT Mike Ramsay (9.5) and LB Ben Humphreys (9.0) ... compiled eight games with 3+ tackles including a season-high six stops against Wake Forest ... had four tackles versus N.C. Central, Miami, Florida State and Virginia Tech ... had a season-high 1.5 sacks against N.C. Central ... posted 1+ TFL in each of the first six games of the season ... first collegiate INT came in the win over Georgia Tech ... carded one fumble recovery at Army West Point ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both scoring defense (3rd) and total defense (4th) ... became the 12th first team Freshman All-America pick in Duke history, joining Tony Benjamin (1973), Carl McGee (1975), Chris Port (1986), Tauiliili (2005), Kyle Hill (2008), Conner Vernon (2009), Laken Tomlinson (2011), Ross Martin (2012), Will Monday (2012), DeVon Edwards (2013) and Giles-Harris (2016) ... on the field for 608 snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Boys’ Latin School for coach Ritchie Schell ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... listed as the No. 36 strongside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com ... as a senior, recorded 72 tackles, 21.0 TFL, 10.5 sacks and two caused fumbles to earn USA Today American Family Insurance ALL-USA Maryland Football second team honors and Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team accolades ... selected to play for Team Baltimore in the Crab Bowl following senior season ... 2016 Senior Under Armour ELITE 100 postseason selection ... in junior campaign, registered 42 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 7.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries and earned All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference honors.
PERSONAL: Born November 18, 1999 ... majoring in evolutionary anthropology while pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Ben and Chinelo Dim.