Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 9-1-10: #31 DT, #398/750 Overall,
2009: Started all 12 games at nose guard, finishing with 39 tackles (18 solo)...Had 6½ tackles for loss (second on the team), two sacks, one pass batted down, one forced fumble and one game-saving fumble recovery…Made an immediate impact in his first career start, a reverberating 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6); dropped Rodney Stewart for a 1-yard loss late in the first quarter, then on third-and-9, threw Cody Hawkins for a 10-yard loss, the first sack of his career, to force a 54-yard field goal attempt…Played gargantuan role in preserving 24-23 win vs. Weber State (Sept. 12), pouncing on a fumbled snap at CSU's 10-yard line with 42 seconds on the clock, moments before the Wildcats would have attempted a game-winning field goal; earlier in second half, his pressure helped to induce QB Cameron Higgins to throw an interception to Elijah-Blu Smith…Also, on last play of third quarter, bull rushed the Wildcats' line to sack Higgins and force a fumble; although WSU recovered, the third-down play netted a loss of 18 yards…In assertive 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), made consecutive plays to thwart a second-quarter drive in CSU territory, first dropping RB Vai Taua for a loss, then getting a hand on Colin Kaepernick's third-down incompletion to force a punt…In conference-opening loss at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26), applied pressure on Max Hall to help force Nick Oppenneer's second-quarter interception…In second quarter of bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3), dropped Deonte Jackson for a 3-yard loss, and later hurried QB Nathan Enderle into a third-down incompletion, forcing a punt…Registered a tackle for loss in the fourth quarter of setback vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24)…Racked up a career-best 12 tackles in loss vs. Air Force (Oct. 31), including a third-down stop just before half that forced the Falcons to settle for a 50-yard field goal; also combined on a third-down stop inside his own 20 in the third quarter…In last-second loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21), with the Rams trailing 17-14 in the third quarter, dropped Demond Dennis short of the marker on third down…Early in 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27), combined to drop Austyn Carta-Samuels for a loss, forcing an eventual punt. 2008: Played in all 13 games, including the New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 20), as a reserve defensive lineman, his first significant snaps from scrimmage...Posted 18 tackles (eight solo)...In conference-opening win vs. UNLV?(Oct. 4), dropped power back Frank Summers for no gain in the first quarter...Against TCU (Oct. 11), recorded a career-best four tackles. 2007: Made his collegiate debut in season opener at Colorado (Sept. 1), and played in all 12 contests on special teams; shifted from offensive line to defensive line early in the regular season. 2006: Redshirted.