Played in all 13 games with 12 starts at middle linebacker ... opened every game but the Oklahoma State contest ... ranked fifth on the team in total tackles and second in tackles for loss ... matched his season high with seven tackles and forced a fumble against Kansas. Recorded 52 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.
Starting middle linebacker ... honorable mention All-Big 12 by coaches ... wore No. 12 vs. Tulsa ... recorded his first career interception with a tip-and-catch at Florida State ... also had 1.5 sacks against the Seminoles to give him six for his early career ... tied for team lead with eight tackles vs. FSU ... returned a fumble for 22 yards vs. Ball State.
Did not play vs. Texas Tech due to an injury ... returned at Kansas State and had a career-high two sacks ... tied for team lead with nine tackles at Baylor ... led team with a career-high 11 tackles vs. Iowa State ... picked off his second career pass in OU's Insight Bowl win over Iowa.
Started the first nine games at middle linebacker ... second team Freshman All-American by Rivals, Phil Steele and CollegeFootballNews.com ... had a career-high 10 tackles vs. Texas including two for loss and one sack ... second among the linebackers for tackles on the season ... his season sack total is the No. 5 by a linebacker in the Stoops era .. at least seven tackles in five games ... had sacks against Florida State, Texas, Iowa State, Texas A&M and Baylor.
Enrolled in the spring of 2009 ... redshirted after suffering season-ending injury during fall camp.
SuperPrep All-American ... PrepStar All-American top 250 nationally ... 2008 First team all-class, all-star "Super Team' compiled by Texas Football Magazine ... Texas all-state honorable mention ... No. 14 player in Rivals' Texas Top 100 ... selected to participate in the ESPN Under Armor all-star game ... recorded 213 tackles of which 118 were unassisted in his junior season (2007)... despite playing in only seven games in 2008, recorded 62 tackles and had two interception returns for touchdowns ... had over 200 total tackles as a junior adding 15 tackles for loss, four sacks, three interceptions and one interception returned for a touchdown as a junior.
Moved to the U.S. from England in junior high and began playing football shortly after ... spent time working as a lifeguard in high school ... sociology major.