One of the more experienced members of the defensive line ...Has spent each of the last two seasons as a part-time starter ... A two-time academic all-Big 12 selection ... Prepped at Celina High School along with Cowboy sophomore linebacker Caleb Lavey.
2011 All-Big 12 First Team (Coaches)...Started and appeared in all 13 games...team leader in tackles for loss (13.5) and sacks (8.0)...finished the season with 50 total tackles/34 solo.
Finished the year as OSU's sack leader with 5.5 for 34 yards in losses ... Had 27 tackles, including 18 solo stops ... Did not play in the season opener (coach's decision) ... Had five tackles against Louisiana and Kansas State ... Had quarterback sacks against Troy, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas and Kansas ... Credited with three tackles against Nebraska and two against Tulsa, Texas Tech and Texas ... Recovered a fumble against the Red Raiders ... Forced a fumble vs. Texas A&M ... Credited with a pass break-up against Troy ... Had one tackle vs. OU ... Broke up a pass and had a half-sack in the bowl win over Arizona.
Started the first five games, along with the Colorado and Oklahoma games, at defensive end ... Ended the season with 28 tackles, including 20 solo stops ... Also credited with five quarterback hurries ... Had a quarterback sack and forced a fumble at Oklahoma ... Had tackles for loss against Texas A&M and Texas and credited with a half-sack vs. Ole Miss ... Had a season-best four tackles against OU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Ole Miss.
Recorded his first career sack against Iowa State ... Had two tackles against the Cyclones and Washington State ... Credited with a quarterback hurry against Houston and Missouri State ...Had a tackle for a loss against Oklahoma and had a tackle at Texas Tech ... Had three tackles against Oregon ... Saw action in all 13 games.
A two-way standout as an offensive and defensive lineman at Celina ... Allowed just one quarterback sack on the offensive side and recorded 20 sacks on the defensive side ... A two-time all state selection by the Associated Press, in Class 2A as a junior and 3A as a senior ... Earned all-state honors on both sides of the ball ... Ranked as the No. 77 player in Texas by Scout.com ... That service also ranked him the nation's No. 42 defensive end prospect ... First-team member of the Dallas-Fort Worth all-area team ... A first-team all-district pick on offense and defense ... District MVP ... Was an all-state first-teamer in Class 2A as a junior on the offensive line ... A member of The Sporting News top 200 in the southwest ... An all-region pick by PrepStar.
Also considered TCU, Texas Tech and Duke ... Born June 24, 1989, in Fontana, Calif. ... Plans to major in pre-med and would like to pursue a career in sports medicine ... Son of Anton Blatnik, Sr., and David and Sherry Hayes ... The Celina Bobcats won state during his junior season and lost in the championship game his senior year ... An academic all-state honoree ... Also participated in basketball and track ... Played football for Aaron Ford at Celina.