Finished his career having seen action in 47 games, including 35 starts ... posted 98 tackles (49 solo), four sacks, 21 TFL, 25 pressures, six PBU, one forced fumble and two blocked kicks for his career ... 2011 first team All-Big 12 selection (Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News) and second team (Coaches, AP, Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ... named to the watch lists for the 2011 Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award ... recorded 34 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, eight pressures and one pass breakup in 2011 ... named honorable mention All-Big 12 in 2010 ... started all 12 games and posted 39 tackles (23 solo), one sack, 13 TFL, eight pressures, three PBU and two blocked kicks ... appeared in 14 games, including 10 starts at defensive tackle, in 2009 ... compiled 23 tackles, two sacks, three TFL, nine pressures and a forced fumble ... saw action in eight games as a true freshman in 2008 ... a two-time all-state and three-time all-district selection in high school ... a three-sport letterman as a prepster ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2009).
Started in all 13 games at defensive tackle ... 2011 first-team All-Big 12 selection (Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News) and second team (Coaches, AP, Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ... earned UT's Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength & Conditioning Award ... tallied 34 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, eight pressures and one pass breakup on the season ... helped Texas lead the Big 12 and rank sixth in the nation in rushing defense (96.23 ypg) and 11th in total defense (306.08) ... also ranked 10th in pass efficiency defense (111.0) ... helped hold California to seven rushing yards and 195 total yards in the Holiday Bowl to close out his career ... finished with a career-high seven tackles and one tackle for loss against Texas Tech ... had four tackles and one sack against Kansas State as the defense allowed only 121 yards of total offense ... tallied three tackles, two tackles for loss and one pressure while serving as a game captain at Texas A&M ... had three tackles at Baylor ... recorded one tackle (solo) and one pressure in the season-opening win against Rice ... posted three tackles against both BYU and Oklahoma State ... served as a game captain against the Cowboys ... was also a game captain at Missouri and had three tackles with one tackle for loss ... notched one pressure and one PBU as team captain in win at UCLA ... had one tackle against both Iowa State and Oklahoma ... helped lead the defense to a shutout performance against Kansas, allowing only 46 yards of total offense and negative two rushing yards ... finished with three tackles and two quarterback pressures against the Jayhawks.
Started all 12 games at defensive tackle ... named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches and the Associated Press ... helped Texas rank sixth in the nation in total defense (300.2 ypg) and pass defense (161.6 ypg) ... posted 39 tackles (23 solo), one sack, 13 TFL, eight pressures, three PBU and two blocked kicks ... ranked second on the team with 13 TFL ... tabbed the Defensive Player of the Game by the coaching staff on one occasion ... recorded three tackles (three solo), two TFL and one PBU at Rice ... notched two tackles (one solo), two TFL and one PBU versus Wyoming ... registered two tackles (two solo), one sack, two TFL and one pressure at Texas Tech ... tallied five tackles (two solo) against UCLA ... notched six tackles (four solo), three TFL and two pressures versus No. 8 Oklahoma ... recorded four tackles (two solo), one TFL and two pressures at No. 5/4 Nebraska ... earned Defensive Player of the Game recognition from the coaches for his effort against the Cornhuskers ... tallied four tackles (three solo), one pressure and one PBU versus Iowa State ... registered three tackles (one solo), one TFL and one pressure against No. 25/24 Baylor ... logged two tackles (one solo) at Kansas State ... recorded two tackles (one solo), one pressure and a blocked extra-point against No. 12/11 Oklahoma State ... notched three tackles (two solo), one TFL and a blocked field goal against Florida Atlantic ... collected three tackles (one solo) and one TFL against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
Appeared in 14 games, including 10 starts at defensive tackle ... helped UT rank 12th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), third in total defense (251.9 ypg), first in rushing defense (72.4 ypg), 10th in pass efficiency defense (100.5 rating) and 19th in pass defense (179.6 ypg) ... UT also ranked first nationally in INTs (25) and tied for first in forced turnovers (37) ... posted 23 tackles, two sacks, three TFL, nine pressures and a forced fumble ... posted two tackles against ULM ... registered two tackles and a pressure at Wyoming ... notched three tackles and a pressure versus Texas Tech ... tallied a TFL and a pressure against UTEP ... posted a tackle and a pressure versus No. 20 Oklahoma ... registered three tackles and a forced fumble at Oklahoma State ... notched two tackles and a pressure versus UCF ... recorded a tackle and a pressure at Baylor ... registered two tackles and a pressure versus Kansas ... tallied career-highs for tackles (4), TFL (2) and sacks (2) at Texas A&M ... posted a pressure in the Big 12 Championship game versus No. 21 Nebraska ... added two tackles and a PBD in the BCS Championship game against No. 1 Alabama.
Appeared in eight games at defensive tackle ... notched two tackles and a PBD ... notched a PBD in his collegiate debut at UTEP ... posted his first career tackle against Rice ... added a tackle versus Baylor.
Coached by Mike Long at Kelly H.S. ... a two-time all-state and three-time Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 3-6A all-district selection at defensive tackle ... ranked in the top 20 nationally at defensive tackle by Rivals and was a member of the Rivals' top 250 national prospects ... voted the state's No. 3 defensive tackle by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... a third-team member of Dave Campbell's Super Team ... earned Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools first-team Division I all-state honors as a senior ... also was a first-team all-district and all-Southwest selection that year ... helped Kelly to a 9-1 record and a berth in the regional finals ... posted 50 tackles, 11 sacks, nine pressures and two forced fumbles ... recorded a career-high eight tackles, five TFL and two sacks against Houston St. Pius X High School ... voted second-team Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools all-state and first-team all-district as a junior ... posted 33 tackles ... earned first-team all-district honors as a sophomore ... also lettered in basketball and competed in track and field (shot put) as a prepster.
Born in Beaumont, Texas ... enrolled in the college of liberal arts ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2009) ... prep honor roll student ... member of the A/B Honor Roll ... participated in "A Brush with Kindness" helping repair low-income homes ... has volunteered at Some Other Place Soup Kitchen and at his church ... mentored by former All-American and NFL star Frank Middleton, who is an assistant coach at Kelly after playing at Beaumont West Brook, Arizona and in the NFL (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1997-2000; Oakland Raiders, 2001-04) ... enjoys reading and playing with his little brother.