REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2012): Joined the program as a walk-on... played in two games (Indiana State and Southern Illinois)... named the team's Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (3) and wrestling (2)... played football for coach Kelly Sears... selected team captain... won the Mr. Hustle Award in football following the 2009 season... IHSA Elite 8 wrestling team in 2008.
PERSONAL: Son of Charles and Shari Whitaker... born May 20, 1992... coach Harvie Herrington been a major influence, "He always believed in me, being an example for me by showing true dedication and heart for the game of football."... most admires NFL linebacker Ray Lewis, "His passion for football unlike any other, as well as being a great football player and motivational speaker."... enjoys working out, football, frisbee golf and hanging out with friends... favorite professional team is the Pittsburgh Steelers... favorite music is Emenem and Sevendust.
MAJOR: Law Enforcement Justice Administration