Four-year member of the Sun Devil football team...four-year letterman...two-time honorable mention All-Conference...made 100 career tackles, including 20.5 for loss (67 yards)...made 7.5 career sacks, including a career-high two on two occasions...played in 46 games, making 19 starts...excellent body control and physical balance, able to do a standing backflip with pads on.
Started all 13 games...earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 honors...recorded 35 tackles, including 5.5 for loss...added two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...tied a career-high with two sacks and also had a forced fumble against Oregon State on Oct. 1...collected three tackles, including two solo and an assisted tackle-for-loss, and a forced fumble vs. Illinois Sept. 17...had a season-high six tackles at Washington State Nov. 12...made five tackles, including 1.5 for loss, at Utah Oct. 8...had five tackles vs. then-No. 9 Oregon on Oct. 15...recorded four tackles, including three solo, and a fumble recovery in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Dec. 22...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.
Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 recipient...started six of the 12 games he appeared...second in team in sacks with four and a half for minus 29 yards...second in team tackles for loss with 10.5 for minus 37 yards...five tackles vs #11 Wisconsin...snagged two sacks for minus eight yards along with three tackles (two solo) in win vs Washington...corralled a career high seven tackles (five solo) along with one and a half sacks for minus 16 yards and two and half tackles for loss for minus 17 yards vs Southern Cal Nov. 6...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.
Saw action in 11 of 12 games...collected 16 tackles (eight solo) and three tackles for loss on the season...made three tackles and recorded his first career pass break-up Nov. 14 against Oregon...gathered four tackles (three solo) and a three-yard tackle for loss Oct. 24 vs. Stanford...had a solo tackle and a tackle for loss in the final game of the season against Arizona.
Played in 11 games as a reserve defensive lineman...collected nine tackles (three solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack on the season...made his collegiate debut and recorded his first career tackle in team's victory over Stanford on Sept. 6...had a tackle against No. 3 Georgia on Sept. 20 and at No. 8 USC on Oct. 11...posted two tackles, including a half tackle for loss, at Oregon State on Nov. 1...collected his first career sack in win at Washington on Nov. 8...had two tackles in victory over UCLA on Nov. 28.
A 2008 graduate of Mission Hills High School in San Marcos, Calif...one of the top overall players in the San Diego area...listed as the No. 1 defensive end in the state of California, the No. 12 defensive end in the nation and the No. 2 defensive end in the West region by ESPN Scouts, Inc....was also a standout offensive lineman for Mission Hills...is regarded as a very coachable prospect with a great work ethic and tremendous upside...has excellent body control and physical balance...was a four-year starter and two-time All-League selection for Mission Hills High...was an All-Combine selection following his impressive performances at the 2006 Scout.com Los Angeles Combine, where he posted a 26-inch vertical leap and an eight-foot, one-inch broad jump among other excellent exhibitions of athleticism...listed as the No. 35 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com...rated as the No. 5 defensive end and the No. 52 overall prospect in the "California/Hawaii/Nevada 150" list by SuperPrep...ranked as the No. 4 defensive end and the No. 45 overall prospect in the state of California by Scout.com...also ranked as the No. 8 defensive end and the No. 67 overall prospect in the West region by Scout.com...listed as the No. 5 defensive end in the state of California and the state's No. 53 overall prospect by Rivals.com...also rated as the No. 21 strong side defensive end by Rivals.com...earned All-West Region honors by PrepStar...listed as the No. 4 defensive end in the state of California in the preseason by SuperPrep...recorded 42 tackles and four sacks as a senior, helping lead the Grizzlies to the CIF-San Diego section finals...faced constant double- and triple-teams because of his dominant ability to reach ball carriers...totaled 83 tackles and nine sacks as a junior...earned All-League honors...chose ASU over California, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon and Washington...committed to the Sun Devils on national letter of intent signing day, Feb. 6, 2008...coached by Chris Hauser at Mission Hills High School.