• 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl Participant - North
• 2013 All-ACC First Team
• 2013 Preseason All-ACC
• 2013 Hendricks Award Midseason Watch List
• 2013 Hendricks Award Watch List
• 2013 Bednarik Award Watch List
• 2013 Nagurski Trophy Watch List
• 2012 All-ACC Second Team (Coaches and Media)
2013 - Senior Season
Participated in the 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl, finishing with four tackles (1.5 for loss) for the North team • Earned first-team All-ACC honors at defensive end after finishing the regular season with 78 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, 14 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries Added four tackles, 1.5 for loss, and teamed with Brandon Ellerbe on a sack in the end zone for a safety in the Belk Bowl win over Cincinnati • Had eight tackles and a tackle for loss in the Duke game • Finished with four tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery in the win over Old Dominion • Earned Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors for his performance at Pitt • Finished with eight tackles (six solo), 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in the win over the Panthers • Had three tackles, two quarterback hurries and two pass breakups in the win over Virginia • Finished with eight tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble in the win at NC State • Had five solo stops and two sacks in the win over Boston College • Had one of his best performances of the year on Thursday night against Miami, finishing with four tackles for loss and a sack • Also had two quarterback hurries and eight total tackles against the Hurricanes • Finished with eight tackles and a half sack at Virginia Tech • Had six stops (four solo) and a tackle for loss against East Carolina • Had a career-high 10 tackles (7 solo) and shared a tackle for loss at Georgia Tech • Finished with five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and his first sack of the year in the win over Middle Tennessee • Made five stops and had two quarterback hurries in the season opener at No. 6 South Carolina.
2012 – Junior Season
Started all 12 games at defensive end and earned second-team All-ACC honors from the league’s head coaches and the media • Tallied 40 tackles, including 15.5 for a combined loss of 56 yards, four sacks for 32 yards, eight quarterback hurries and three pass breakups • Also forced one fumble and recovered another • Registered at least one tackle for loss in 10 of 12 games • Had one tackle and a quarterback hurry in the season finale against Maryland • Had three stops, including a 6-yard sack, in the win at Virginia • Finished with five tackles, including 1.5 for loss, against Georgia Tech • Had two solo tackles, both for loss, a 9-yard sack and a forced fumble in the win over NC State • Notched a season-high seven tackles at Duke • Had four solo stops, two for loss, and broke up two passes in the win at Miami • Finished with a pair of tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, and a QB hurry in the win over Virginia Tech • Had a half sack, three QB hurries, and a fumble recovery in the win over East Carolina • Finished with five tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and a 10-yard sack, at Louisville • Had five stops and 2.5 tackles for loss at Wake Forest • Also had a half sack against the Demon Deacons • Notched three tackles, one for loss, and a QB hurry in the season opener against Elon.
2011 – Sophomore Season
Steady performer who started all 13 games at defensive end • Finished the regular season with 40 tackles, seven tackles for losses, four sacks, one fumble recovery for 10 yards, six pass breakups and five quarterback hurries • Recorded four tackles vs. Missouri in the Independence Bowl • Recovered a fumble and returned it 10 yards in the 37-21 win over Duke • Also had two tackles, including one for a loss, and broke up a pass against the Blue Devils • Had two tackles at NC State • Assisted on a tackle for loss in a 49-24 win over Wake Forest • Broke up a pass and had three tackles in a 59-38 loss to Clemson • Had three tackles, including a half sack and a tackle for loss, in a 30-24 loss to Miami • Posted four tackles, including a sack, and broke up a pass in a 14-7 victory over Louisville • Recorded a quarterback pressure in a 35-20 victory at East Carolina • Had seven tackles in a loss at Georgia Tech • Recorded three tackles, assisted on a sack and had a quarterback pressure in a 28-17 victory vs. Virginia • Led the team with eight tackles, including two tackles for losses and a 3-yard sack, in a 24-22 win vs. Rutgers • Also broke up a pass and had two quarterback hurries • Was named the team’s defensive player of the game for his performance vs. the Scarlet Knights • Carolina limited the Scarlet Knights to just one yard rushing, the fewest by an opponent since 2000 • Recorded a 6-yard sack and had three total tackles in a 42-10 win over James Madison.
2010 – Freshman Season
Played in 11 games and started three as a true freshman • Started the first three games of the year vs. LSU, Georgia Tech and Rutgers • Finished the regular season with 16 tackles, including seven primary stops and nine assists • Also had 1.5 tackles for losses, one pass breakup and two quarterback pressures • Posted one tackle vs. Virginia Tech and William & Mary • Posted three tackles at Miami • Had two tackles in the 44-10 win at Virginia • Had a 2-yard tackle for loss and a quarterback pressure in the 21-16 win vs. Clemson • Broke up a pass against ECU • Had one tackle at Rutgers • Registered a season-high five tackles vs. Georgia Tech • Started his first career game vs. LSU in the Georgia Dome and had two tackles.
Roanoke Rapids High School
Ranked the No. 5 prospect in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer • Rivals.com’s No. 28 weakside defensive end prospect in the country • Ranked the No. 34 defensive end in the country by Scout.com • Member of North Carolina’s Shrine Bowl Team • Had eight tackles in the Shrine Bowl, including one for a loss, recovered two fumbles and forced a fumble which led to a touchdown, to earn MVP honors for the North Carolina defense • Member of the Scout300 • Named first-team all-state by NCpreps.com • Finished his senior season with 163 tackles, 10 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four sacks and one interception • Also had 25 tackles for a loss of 101 yards • Twice named the area defensive player of the year and was the Northern Carolina Conference lineman of the year in 2009 • Helped lead Roanoke Rapids to an undefeated season and a conference title • Had 121 tackles and five sacks as a junior • Coached by Russell Weinstein • Also played basketball.
Born Feb. 19, 1992 • Public policy major.
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