A second-team All-ACC performer at linebacker...Leading tackler in the win over UNC with 11, he also tallied a 12-yard sack. Named the ACC Linebacker of the Week for that performance...Also earned ACC Player of the Week honors for the win over Maryland, when he tallied seven total tackles, including two for loss and a sack and caused and recovered a fumble...Had two huge fumble recoveries in the win over No. 7 Clemson, both inside the Tigers' 20 yardline and both led to Wolfpack scores...State's leading tackler in three of the last six games...Leads the Pack with 12.5 tackles for loss...Left the South Alabama game with a knee injury, he had surgery two days later and missed the next two games...Has averaged nine stops per game following the injury.
Hard-hitting linebacker who ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 76 for the season, tied for second in sacks and had two caused and two recovered fumbles ... Led the team in tackles in the season opener with 10 against Western Carolina ... Tallied 11 tackles for loss in his first year as a starter, he manned the weak side ... Sacked the quarterback in the endzone for a safety to preserve the win over North Carolina ... Forced a fumble and picked off a pass at Clemson.
Started the Duke and Florida State contests ... In for a season-high 48 snaps at Wake Forest, his eight tackles at Florida State was his high in that category ... Also caused a fumble against the Seminoles.
Redshirted the season as he rehabbed from knee surgery suffered in the last game of his prep career.
A preseason All-American who recorded an impressive 219 tackles, five sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three quarterback pressures, three passes broken up and one blocked kick as a senior for Coach Mark Barnes ... Named conference defensive player of the year, all-conference and all-region after his senior year ... Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl ... A four-star prospect and the No. 6 weakside linebacker by Scout.com ... Rivals.com ranked him as a four-star recruit, the No. 15 outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 3 player in North Carolina ... Two-time most outstanding defensive player at Scotland HS ... Earned all-conference and all-region honors after collecting 130 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries as a junior ... Named second-team junior All-American after his junior season ... Also named all-conference after his sophomore season ... An Africana studies major.