Selected as a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team ... won the Maxwell Club's Brian Westbrook Tri-State Player of the Year ... selected as a 2012 team captain by his teammates ... invited to the Senior Bowl ... picked up where he left off from his stellar 2011 campaign, leading RU with 14 tackles in the season-opening 24-12 win at Tulane (9/1) ... brought in 10 tackles in the 26-0 victory over Howard (9/8), also notching 1.0 sack for seven yards lost and one pass breakup ... fifth-straight game with double-digit tackles with 10 stops (nine solo) in the 23-13 win at USF (9/13), tying his career-best with 2.0 tackles-for-loss ... with seven tackles in the 35-26 win at Arkansas (9/22), he secured 10th place in RU history with 292 career tackles ... finished with eight tackles in the 19-3 win vs. Connecticut (10/6) to move into ninth place in RU history with 300 career tackles, the ninth Scarlet Knight in program history to reach the 300 tackle-mark.
Snatched his first interception since his move to linebacker during spring drills in 2011 against the Huskies, returning it 33 yards ... career day with 14 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and his second interception in as many games in the 23-15 victory over Syracuse (10/13) and was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week ... efforts against the Orange earned him recognition as the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week, Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week and the Chuck Bednarik National Defensive Player of the Week ... earned a helmet sticker and was named National Defensive Player of the Day by ESPN's College GameDay Final for his efforts against Syracuse ... scored first defensive touchdown since high school at Elizabeth HS with a fourth quarter fumble recovery for a 20-yard return in the 35-10 win at Temple (10/20) ... scooped and scored off DL Jamil Merrell's sack-fumble for the final score of the game ... seven tackles in the Kent State game (10/27), along with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Career-best 22 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass breakup in the 28-7 win vs. Army (11/11) ... forced fumble brought his season total to six, which leads the nation ... led team with 11 tackles in the 10-3 win at Cincinnati (11/17), including career highs in tackles-for-loss (3.5) and sacks (2.0), to move into sixth on the school's career tackles list with 358 ... second-leading RU tackler in the Pitt game (11/24), making eight stops, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss ... tied for team-lead with 10 tackles in the Louisville game (11/29), the seventh time in 2012 he totaled double-digit tackles ... totaled a team-high 11 tackles in the Russell Athletic Bowl (12/28), recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter ... selected as a Preseason All-America Fourth Team member by Phil Steele ... named to Preseason All-BIG EAST First Teams by Athlon and Phil Steele ... selected as a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team ... finishes fifth in school history with 376 career tackles.
Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his performance in the 21-20 win vs. Navy (10/15), in which he led the team in tackles for the third-straight week with a career-high 14 stops, including 0.5 tackle-for-loss ... career-high 17 tackles in the 20-17 overtime victory over USF (Nov. 5), also notching 1.5 tackles-for-loss ... output against the Bulls was the most tackles by a Scarlet Knight since Antonio Lowery totaled 19 tackles in 2010 against Army ... notched a team-leading 14 tackles, including 3.0 tackles-for-loss, in the 27-13 win over Iowa State (12/30) in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl.
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