Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 9/1/09: #22 OLB, #243/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 7
2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite (10 pounds lighter at weigh-in than listed playing weight)…2009 HBCU Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 8 GP; 8 GS; 27 Sol-46 TT, 10 TFL, 7.5 SK, 3 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF; Suspended in November 2008 for violation of team policy .. Made eight starts at right end … finished the season team-best 10.0 TFL and 7.5 sacks … led the Owls with a career-high 11 tackles, including six solo takedowns, and a pass break-up in the win at Army; named the coaches' defensive player of the game … led all Owls at Central Michigan, recording nine tackles, including five solo takedowns, and a career-high three sacks for a loss of 17 yards; named the coaches' defensive player of the game … in the win over Ohio, racked up four solo tackles, two tackles for loss, and two sacks, one for a loss of 12 yards with 49 seconds left in the game; earned OwlSports.com Athlete of the Week honors. 2007: 12 GP; 4 GS; 20 Sol-41 TT, 11.5 TFL, 7.5 SK, 4 PBU, 1 FR, 2 FF; Led the Owls with 11.5 TFL for 58 yards and a team-best 7.5 sacks for 49 yards … the 7.5 sacks ranked fourth among all MAC players … named the coaches' defensive player of the game in the win over Miami (Ohio), led the defense with six tackles, including three TFL, three sacks, and a forced fumble. 2006: 11 GP; 9 GS; 32 Sol-52 TT, 5.5 TFL, 1 SK, 1 PBU, 1 BLK; A 2006 Sporting News Honorable Mention Freshman All-American … Started nine games at sam linebacker as a true freshman…Was one of 22 true freshmen to see action and one of 10 to start…Made nine tackles (five solo) and 2.5 TFLs to earn defensive player of the game honors from the coaching staff in the season-opener at Buffalo….Had an acrobatic punt block versus BGSU that led to a TD and was ranked No. 2 on ESPN's college football plays of the week.