All-Pac-12 first team (Pac-12 coaches) ... Shared team honors of most inspirational player with offensive lineman Ramsen Golpashin ... All-Pac-12 second team according to Phil Steele ... Fourth-leading tackler with 61 stops (36 solo) started and appeared in 13 games ... Made one stop in the Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin ... Recorded seven tackles in win vs. UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship Game ... Had a pass breakup and three tackles in the Civil War ... Four tackles in loss vs. USC ... Career-high three pass breakups to go along with four solo tackles in win at Stanford ... Had a career-high two interceptions in the first half for 65 total yards to go along with five tackles in victory at Washington, earning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and MACCO Bowl Las Vegas Player of the Week ... Six tackles, including one sack for a 7-yard loss and had an interception in win vs. Washington State ... Third-straight game with a pass breakup and also made four tackles, one for a 2-yard loss vs. Arizona State ... One pass breakup and five tackles in win over Cal ... Recorded eight tackles, including seven solo stops and one pass breakup at Arizona ... Six tackles in win vs. Missouri State and a pair of solo stops vs. Nevada ... Had six tackles and a pass breakup against LSU ... Finished tied for third among defensive backs with a 286-pound power clean during winter conditioning.
UO's starting rover/strong safety for all 13 games ranked fifth on the team with 65 tackles ... Held to a season-low two stops - both solo - in BCS Championship Game vs. Auburn ... Had five tackles and one pass breakup in win at Oregon State ... Five stops vs. Arizona after racking up six tackles against both Cal and Washington ... Four tackles, including 1.0 TFL and a breakup in win at USC ... Recovered a fumble and made four stops vs. UCLA ... Tied his career-high with a pair of sacks, shared the team-lead with seven tackles at Washington State ... Returned a fumble 51 yards to the 3-yard line, setting up the go-ahead touchdown in win vs. Stanford ... Also had a career-high nine tackles vs. the Cardinal ... Three stops and a half-tackle for loss in win at Arizona State, following a three-tackle, 1.0 TFL performance vs. Portland State ... Team-high (tie) eight tackles, including four solo stops in win at Tennessee ... Had three tackles in win vs. New Mexico ... Made a seamless transition from linebacker to safety during the spring ... Led all defensive backs during winter workouts with a 455-lb. back squat ... Clocked as the second fastest DB in the electronic 40-yard dash at 4.74.
Credited with a career-high nine tackles and recovered a fumble at Boise State, before adding six stops (five unassisted) against Washington ... Contributed six stops at Arizona - all unassisted - including two quarterback sacks for losses of nine yards ... The 11-game starter picked off his first collegiate interception vs. Utah, returning it 17 yards ... Team's sixth-leading tackler (54) added four stops opposing Washington State and shared the Pac-10 lead with three fumble recoveries ... His forced turnover resulted in team's lone offensive touchdown in win at UCLA ... Ranked second on the team with 4.5 QB sacks (t13th in the Pac-10), and third with 8.0 TFLs ... Played less than full strength at Stanford, yet still credited with five stops in a reserve role ... Added one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries to his six tackles vs. Arizona State ... String of consecutive games credited with at least one TFL snapped at three appearances, including a quarterback sack against the Cardinal.
Arrested for reckless driving and speed racing after causing accident in September 2008, received 75 stitches and luckily did not cause major injuries to people in the other vehicle; served community service. Top reserve linebacker was also a key contributor on special teams, making five of his 16 tackles on kickoffs and one on punt coverage ... Averaged more than 32 plays per game over his 12 appearances ... Made a season-high four stops (three solo) and broke up two passes vs. UCLA ... Also had multiple tackles vs. Washington, Utah State and Stanford, and at Arizona State ... Forced a fumble on the opening kickoff in the win over the Cardinal ... Clocked as the program's fastest linebacker (4.72 electronic 40) while equaling the position's top squat (445 lbs.), its second-best power clean (297 lbs.) and second-best bench press (355 lbs).
High School (Coach): Kennedy (Mitch Olson), 2007. Attracting three stars from Rivals.com and Scout. com, also received all-Orange Country player of the year, all-state and defensive player of the year accolades. Finished 2006 second in the Empire League in scoring (122 points) and third in rushing (1,356 yards), tallying 18 of his touchdowns on the ground in addition catching 20 passes for 247 yards and two more scores. Rushed for 100 yards or more in six of 11 games, including 218 and 205 yards in consecutive appearances vs. Savanna and Canyon. Scored all four TDs in a season-ending Southern Section playoff win over Anaheim (29-10). Defensively, tallied 57 tackles, 1.5 quarterback sacks, one interception and one blocked field goal as a prep senior, including 13 tackles vs. Downey, for the 10-4 Fighting Irish.
Born Edward J. Pleasant on Dec. 17, 1988 in Compton, Calif. Parents: Ed Pleasant and Janice Starks. Family: One brother, one sister.