SOPHOMORE (2012): Saw action in all 11 games with four starts... recorded 43 tackles, 5.0 tackles for a loss and a sack... broke up two passes and forced a fumble... made the switch to linebacker in the off-season... responded in first game at LB with game-high 2.5 tackles for a loss and broke up two passes versus Butler... made five tackles in the win... career-high nine tackles against Indianapolis, including one for a loss... made three tackles and forced a fumble at Iowa State... made two assisted tackles, sharing on one for a loss, versus Illinois State... three tackles versus South Dakota... 8-yard sack (first of his career) at South Dakota State... four of his five tackles against Indiana State were solo stops... made six tackles at Missouri State... three of his four tackles were solo stops against UNI... made three stops and had a quarterback hurry versus Youngstown State... two solo stops at Southern Illinois.
FRESHMAN (2011): Saw action in nine games but missed the final two due to injuries... eight tackles on the season and recorded an interception... played in the season-opener at Sam Houston State... two tackles against Jacksonville... one stop at Missouri... matched his season-high with two stops at Northern Iowa... made a solo tackle against Southern Illinois... two tackles on special teams at Indiana State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Area... voted to the 22nd Century Media All-Area squad... recorded school record 100 tackles his senior year... 12 tackles for a loss, five quarterback sacks and three interceptions... caught six passes (three for touchdowns) totaling 158 yards... blocked a punt and recorded a touchdown on defense... twice named team defensive Most Valuable Player... helped his team win the conference championship and qualify for the state playoffs... received Player of the Week honor from the Chicago Sun-Times... earned First Team All-Conference accolades his junior year... Honorable Mention All-Area and Southtown Star Player of the Week... recorded 86 tackles his junior year, which at the time set a program record... also caught 12 passes for 102 yards... blocked seven kicks - two punts and five field goals or extra points... seven tackles for a loss and three sacks... two-time team captain... standout baseball player earning First Team All-Conference honors three years... played for coach Mark Vander Kool.
PERSONAL: Born January 8, 1993 in LaGrange, Illinois... No. 1 sports highlight was returning an interception for a touchdown against Andrew HS... his family has been a major influence... most admires coach Dave Ernst, "For his leadership and knowledge of football... enjoys baseball, football, friends and paintball... favorite professional teams are the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Cardinals... favorite musicians are Alesana, Rise Against and AFI... son of John and Christine Kintzel.
MAJOR: Law Enforcement Justice Administration