Led the team with four sacks (25 yards), finished second with seven tackles for loss (31 yards) and paced the defensive linemen and was fifth overall with 49 tackles ... also forced one fumble and broke up two passes ... started all 12 games at defensive tackle ... collected five-or-more tackles five times ... tied for eighth in Big Ten games only with four sacks ... carded two sacks (15 yards), 2.5 TFLs and seven stops at Iowa ... tallied two sacks, forced his first career fumble and added one PBU against Illinois ... set a career high with 10 tackles in the season opener vs. Ball State ... made seven stops with one TFL and one quarterback hurry against Purdue ... netted five tackles apiece at North Texas (one tackle for loss) and against Northwestern ... two-time IU defensive player of the week (Penn State, Illinois and Iowa) ... 11-time game captain.
Started all 12 games with four starts at defensive end and eight at defensive tackle ... led all IU defensive tackles with 32 tackles and two sacks ... added 3.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries and one pass breakup ... made five stops with one sack and two QB hurries against Northwestern ... named IU special teams player of the week following the Ohio State game.
Only true freshman to play in 2009 ... played in all 12 games and started the final 11 contests of the season at defensive tackle ... finished third on the team with four sacks (16 yards), which ranked second among freshmen defensive tackles and third among all freshmen players in the Big Ten ... added five tackles for loss (18 yards) and 32 tackles, 16 solo ... also played fullback each of the final three games ... made seven tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss at No. 7 Iowa.
Prep/Personal: Nose tackle for head coach Ron Ullery at Centerville High School ... first team all-state, first team all-district and the Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) and Area Player of the Year as a senior ... named team most valuable player, first team all-area, first team All-GWOC in 2007 and 2008 ... earned the Anthony Munoz Award (outstanding defensive lineman), the Sonny Unger Award (outstanding team player) and the Elk Iron Award (most fit player) in 2008 ... played in the 2008 Big 33 Ohio vs. Pennsylvania All-Star Game ... three-year football and basketball letterwinner.