Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game...Recipient of one of the team's Coaches Leadership Awards for defense...Started all 11 games in which he appeared making 20 tackles with 3.5 TFL and 11 QBPs; Missed games vs. Coastal Carolina and No. 1 LSU due to injury...Recorded a season-high four tackles vs. No. 5 Boise St...Had three tackle performances against New Mexico St, Florida, Miss. St., Ole Miss and No. 12 S. Carolina...Ted Hendricks Award watch list...Preseason All-SEC Second Team by Birmingham News, SEC Coaches and SEC Media and Third Team by Phil Steele...Recorded two tackles and defended a pass in spring G-Day game...Recipient of the Statesboro Bulldog Club Football Scholarship.
Appeared in 13 games making 12 starts recording 36 tackles including 4.0 for loss and 1.5 sacks to go along with seven quarterback pressures. Recorded a career-high 16 tackles vs. Ga. Tech. Recorded a then career-high six tackles, including a sack, and forced a fumble at Kentucky. Had three tackles, including one for a loss, at Colorado. Earned one of team's Coffee County Hustle Awards for defense following spring drills.
Appeared in 13 games recording 12 tackles and five quarterback pressures. Recorded a career-high four tackles at No. 7 Ga. Tech. Had two tackles and blocked an extra point in the fourth quarter vs. S. Carolina that preserved a one-point lead. Three tackles in spring G-Day game. Named Most Improved Defensive Tackle at conclusion of spring drills.
Named Freshman All-SEC by SEC Coaches, Named of the team's Newcomer of the Year Award winners for defense. Appeared in 13 games recording 11 tackles and five quarterback hurries. Tallied a career-high two tackles three times: at No. 11 LSU, vs. Central Michigan and vs. Georgia Southern.
Statesboro, coached by Steve Pennington...USA Today All-USA First Team Defense...2007 Parade All-American...2008 SuperPrep Elite 50, All-America, and All-Dixie teams....2008 Rivals.com Rivals100 (45), DT Rankings: Quickest (1), Best athlete (1), Best pass rusher (3), defensive tackles (4), Georgia Top 50 (3)...UGASports Georgia Top 50 (2)... Scout.com five-star prospect, Top 100, #44 player in America, #3 DT in nation, #14 player in the South, #2 player in Georgia...U.S. Army All-America...Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2007 Class AAAA All-State first team... Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA All-State selection...Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia's Super 11 and Super Southern 100... Statesboro Herald Defensive Player of the Year...No. 45 on ESPN.com 150 list...registered 54 tackles, 14 for loss, and nine sacks in 2007...member of 2005 AAAA state champion team.
Born: April 12, 1989.