Has emerged as one of the
team's top interior defensive linemen ... one of the strongest players on the
team ... has 134 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, 25 quarterback
pressures, one pass breakup, and three recovered fumbles in 1,112 snaps over 35
games (24 starts) in his career.
Honorable Mention All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... had 83 tackles,
11 tackles for loss, two sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, and two recovered
fumbles in 539 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... had eight tackles, 0.5
tackles for loss, and a team-high three quarterback pressures in 46 snaps
against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had five tackles and one tackle for loss in
20 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... had seven tackles, one sack, and two
quarterback pressures in 48 snaps at N.C. State on Sept. 19 ... had nine tackles
and two tackles for loss in 41 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had four tackles
in 43 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had two tackles, one tackle
for loss, and two quarterback pressures in 56 snaps against #5 Florida State on
Oct. 19 ... had six tackles, one tackle for loss, three quarterback pressures,
and a recovered fumble in 43 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had seven tackles
and 0.5 tackles for loss in 31 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had five
tackles, one tackle for loss, and a recovered fumble in 49 snaps against
Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had six tackles in 21 snaps against The Citadel on
Nov. 23 ... had a game-high 15 tackles and two tackles for loss in 58 snaps at
#9 South Carolina on Nov. 30; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had
six tackles and one sack in 57 snaps against #6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl
on Jan. 3 ... preseason third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... had a game-high
three tackles for loss in the Spring Game.
Honorable mention sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ...
Honorable Mention All-ACC selection (coaches) ... co-defensive
player-of-the-year by the coaching staff ... had 49 tackles, 8.5 tackles for
loss, two sacks, 10 quarterback pressures, one pass breakup, and one recovered
fumble in 512 snaps over 13 games (11 starts) ... had three tackles in 37 snaps
against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1; it was his first career start ...
had seven tackles, one tackle for loss, and two quarterback pressures in 36
snaps against Furman on Sept. 15; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game
... had four tackles and a tackle for loss in 48 snaps at Boston College on
Sept. 29 ... had a team-high 10 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and a recovered
fumble in 40 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6; named team defensive
player-of-the-game ... had six tackles and two quarterback pressures in 42
snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had one tackle and two quarterback
pressures in 37 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had two tackles and his
first career sack in 25 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had two tackles for loss in
18 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had two tackles and one tackle for
loss in 58 snaps against N.C. State on Nov. 17 ... had five tackles in 62 snaps
against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had four tackles, two tackles for
loss, and one sack in 38 snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A
Bowl on Dec. 31 ... had a game-tying-high two sacks in the Spring Game.
two tackles in 61 snaps over nine games ... played 15 snaps in his first career
game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had one tackle in four snaps at #10 Virginia
Tech on Oct. 1 ... had one tackle in 10 snaps against North Carolina on Oct.
Played in the North-South All-Star game in Georgia and Florida Maxx
Scout All-Star Bowl; in the two games combined, he had 17 tackles, seven
tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and three caused fumbles ... two-time all-state
selection at Rockdale County High School ... #41 defensive tackle in the nation
by Scout.com ... three-time all-regional selection on defense and second-team
all-region on offense as a senior ... three-time selection as the team's top
defensive player ... four-year starter on both sides of the ball ... had 101
tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, and nine sacks as a senior ... had 198 tackles,
63 tackles for loss, and 27.5 sacks over his last two years ... member of the
school's wrestling team; was fourth in the state as a junior; won the state
heavyweight title as a senior ... won the state title in the shotput as a
senior ... Rockdale County High School Athlete-of-the-Year as a senior ...
honored by the Superintendent Office and the County Board of Commissioners ...
coached by Michael Ethridge at Rockdale County High ... recruited by Dan Brooks
and Kevin Steele.
Majoring in management ... born Apr. 28, 1993.