Fifth-year pass rusher enjoyed a breakout season on defense...recorded career bests with 23 tackles (17 solo), 4.0 sacks, two quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles...started on four special teams units...notched career-high 1.5 sacks vs. Washington State...forced a fumble on kickoff coverage at UCLA that was recovered by Usua Amanam for a game-clinching touchdown in the third quarter.
Recorded 12-yard sack on penultimate play of comeback win vs. Oregon State, knocking QB Cody Vaz out of the game on a third down...had a five-yard sack at California in the Big Game...made career-high six tackles (four solo) and a half-sack vs. Duke...earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention for special teams...received Stanford's Outstanding Senior Award, along with Zach Ertz.
Made key contributions on special teams and added quality depth to the linebacker position...hard-working player finished the year with 10 total tackles, including one tackle-for-loss at Arizona...had a season high two tackles at Duke and one in eight other games...recipient of the Phil Moffat Award as the team's top special teams player.
Played in all 13 games, making a significant contribution on Stanford's special teams unit...credited with 18 total tackles, including 13 solo efforts...made 11 tackles in the first four games of the year against Sacramento State (2), UCLA (2), Wake Forest (4) and Notre Dame (3)...four stops vs. Wake Forest were a career high...had seven tackles over the final nine games...made three tackles in the Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech, including his first career sack.
Sat out the season after suffering a season-ending knee injury in fall camp.
Was one of eight natural freshmen to see game action...appeared in eight games and finished with four total tackles...made his collegiate debut against San Jose State.
Graduated from Hudsonville (Mich.) High School...finished his career with 153 tackles and 26.0 sacks...rushed for 1,387 yards and 18 touchdowns on 167 carries and added 68 tackles and 17.0 sacks as a senior...earned all-state, all-area and All-OK Red Conference honors...also picked up Grand Rapids Press All-Area Dream Team and all-state selections from both the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News.
Ranked as the 12th-best overall recruit in the state of Michigan by the Detroit Free Press...led his 2007 squad to a 10-2 record, a district/regional championship and a share of the OK Red Conference title as well as the third round of the state playoffs...helped club to three consecutive OK Red titles...also set seven school records as a member of the track and field squad.
Majoring in human biology.