• 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)
Veteran leader who is Carolina’s top returner on defense and will be expected to carry a heavy load at defensive end • Leader in both tackles for loss and sack among returning defenders • Preseason first-team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele.
2013 - Senior Season
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 • 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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