A CBSSports.com second-team All-American ... received third-team All-America honors from the Associated Press while being a fourth-team selection by Phil Steele Publications ... Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season and a first-team All-MW selection ... played in the East-West Shrine Game ... invited to the NFL Combine ... started all 13 games ... totaled 70 tackles, including 4 1/2 for loss ... the 70 stops were just two behind Kenny Cain for the team lead and gave him 228 career tackles, the most by a Horned Frog since former linebackers Jason Phillips (315, 2005-08) and Robert Henson (272, 2005-08) ... both of his interceptions were returned for touchdowns, collecting a 69-yard effort against Colorado State and a 26-yard scamper versus Portland State ... became TCU's career leader with three interception returns for touchdowns ... his 69-yard return against Colorado State was TCU's longest pick for a score since 2004 ... led the Horned Frogs with nine tackles against the Rams to collect MW Defensive Player of the Week honors ... tallied at least five stops in eight of the 13 games with a season-high nine tackles against BYU and Colorado State ... closed his career with four stops and a pass breakup in the Poinsettia Bowl victory over Louisiana Tech.
Named to six All-America teams, including first-team selections by the American Football Coaches Association and ESPN.com ... Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-MWC selection ... 2011 Rose Bowl Game Defensive Most Valuable Player ... also named to ESPN.com's All-Bowl Team ... came up big in the 21-19 win over No. 5 Wisconsin in the 2011 Rose Bowl ... broke up the Badgers' potential game-tying 2-point pass with exactly two minutes to play ... totaled six tackles in the contest, including three for loss with a sack ... started all 13 games on the season ... anchored a Horned Frog defense that led the nation in total defense (228.5 yards) for the third straight year ... totaled 60 tackles, including 9 1/2 for loss and 3 1/2 sacks ... the 60 tackles gave him 158 career stops and the lead among active Horned Frogs ... matched his career-high with 10 tackles against UNLV, including one for loss ... also led TCU in tackles against SMU with eight stops ... contributed sacks against Tennessee Tech, Colorado State and Air Force ... tallied his lone interception of the year versus BYU ... recorded a tackle for loss in five of the final six games ... posted a pass breakup in five contests ... had a fumble recovery against New Mexico.
A second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection in his first year as a starter ... started all 13 games ... ranked second on TCU with 89 tackles and 10 for loss ... had 19 more stops than the next-closest Horned Frog (Alex Ibiloye, 70) ... topped TCU while tying for second in the MWC with 10 pass breakups ... received MWC Defensive Player of the Week accolades following the 55-28 win over Utah ... totaled a then career-high nine tackles, including one for loss, while returning an interception 15 yards for a touchdown ... added a pass breakup and quarterback hurry against the Utes ... the performance versus Utah earned him a Helmet Sticker from ESPN's Rece Davis ... closed the regular season with a career-high four tackles for loss as part of a personal-best 10 stops in the 51-10 win over New Mexico ... totaled eight stops in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... had a sack and two pass breakups as part of six tackles in his first collegiate start, a season-opening 30-14 victory at Virginia ... totaled eight stops in road victories at Air Force and BYU ... included in the tackle total against the Falcons was a sack ... also had two pass breakups on the frigid day in Colorado Springs ... contributed seven tackles in the 14-10 decision over Clemson ... recorded two PBUs versus UNLV ... recovered a fumble against SMU ... forced a fumble at Wyoming ... recorded at least four tackles in each game ... five of his season stops came on special teams ... combined on a TFL in eight of the 13 contests.
Saw action in 11 of 13 games ... with Jason Phillips sidelined by injury, received extensive playing time in the 67-7 win over Stephen F. Austin ... recorded two tackles, including one for loss, and a pass break-up versus the Lumberjacks ... also had two stops in the 44-14 victory at UNLV ... had at least one stop in seven of his 11 games.
Named the Most Valuable Player in District 24-3A and Brazoria County... first-team All-District 24- 3A and the Houston-area Defensive Player of the Year... utilized at quarterback, fullback, linebacker, tailback, punter and kicker as a senior... accounted
Parents are Ricky and Marti Carder.