Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #10 DE, #86/750 Overall, 3-4 2010: 2010 WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY AWARD WINNER... won the Wuerffel Trophy (all-around excellence in athletic, academic and community achievement) and ARA Sportsmanship Award ... became UT's seventh two-time Academic All-American...Started all 12 games at defensive end and appeared at defensive tackle and on special teams ... recorded 59 tackles, 17 TFL, nine sacks, 18 pressures, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries ... his five fumble recoveries led the nation and tied the UT single-season record ...2009: Started 14 games at defensive end ... A Lott Trophy semifinalist ... Tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press and league's coaches ... A first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American ... Named the team's Most Productive Performer on defense for efforts against ULM and Baylor ... Helped UT rank 12th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), third in total defense (251.9 ypg), first in rushing defense (72.4 ypg), 10th in pass efficiency defense (100.5 rating) and 19th in pass defense (179.6 ypg) ... UT also ranked first nationally in INTs (25) and tied for first in forced turnovers (37) ... Led the team with four fumble recoveries, which tied for the most nationally (t-No. 3 UT single-season) ... Also tallied 63 tackles (44 solo), 14 TFL, 10 sacks, three PBD, two forced fumbles and 15 pressures ...2008: Appeared in all 13 games at defensive end and on special teams ... Tabbed first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 ... A first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... Helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) ... Recorded 16 tackles, three sacks, three TFL, nine pressures, two PBD and a forced fumble ...2007: Appeared in 11 games at defensive end and on special teams ... Named one of UT's Outstanding Defensive Newcomers ... Helped UT give up just 93.4 rushing yards per game (sixth NCAA) ... Tallied 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three TFL, two pressures and two PBD.
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10/07/12 - OLB Sam Acho doesn't get much attention on a defense highlighted by big names. But he's playing as well as anyone. Acho has made a big play in each game and has sacks in four of his last five.
10/01/12 - OLB Sam Acho has a sack in three consecutive games and in five of his last six games.
09/27/12 - OLB Sam Acho doesn't get a lot of attention on a defense with bigger names, but he has made big plays in each of the three games this season. Acho had seven sacks last season, most of which came after he became a starter at mid-season.
01/01/12 - OLB Sam Acho finished the season with seven sacks. That's the second most ever by a Cardinals rookie. Simeon Rice had 12.5 in 1996.