Started at defensive end in eight games, while seeing action in all 12 ... recorded 16 tackles (10 solo, six assisted) with three tackles-for-loss ... ranked second on team with 3.0 sacks ... forced one fumble ... earned third varsity letter.
Earned eight starting nods this season at defensive end and appeared in all 12 games ... made 14 total tackles (10 solo) and one sack for a three-yard loss ... earned second varsity letter.
Earned Freshman All-Big Ten honors from The Sporting News and Second-Team Freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele ... three of his four tackles on the season were sacks ... recovered two fumbles and forced one fumble ... returned a fumble recovery for a score against South Dakota State, recording the Gophers' only touchdown of the contest ... saw action in 11 games ... earned first varsity letter ... member of the Big Ten All-Academic Team.
Redshirted ... scholar-athlete award winner.
Attended Bryan Station High School as a senior in 2007 ... helped lead the Defenders to a berth in the 2007 Kentucky Class 5A state playoffs ... named second team all Fayette County at running back by the Lexington Herald-Leader ... selected to play in the Kentucky vs. Tennessee Border Bowl postseason all-star game ... started his prep career at Paris (Ky.)?High School ... rushed for 954 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior ... coached by Dr. Oliver Lucas at Bryan Station and Brian Washington at Paris.
Born July 21, 1990 ... son of Pamela and Donald Wilhite ... global studies major.