JUNIOR (2012): Transferred to Western from Northern Illinois... played in all 11 games and started 10 times... tied for fourth with 55 tackles, made 3.5 TFL... earned the start in his debut and made four tackles against Butler... seven tackles against Indianapolis... made four solo tackles at Iowa State... registered seven tackles and broke up a pass versus Illinois State... played against South Dakota... season-high eight tackles at South Dakota State... seven stops versus Indiana State, including one for a loss... made three tackles at Missouri State... two tackles versus UNI... matched his season-high of eight tackles against Youngstown State, including one for a loss... five tackles at Southern Illinois and set a season-high with 1.5 tackles for a loss... Joined the program in fall camp... will have two years of eligibility remaining.
AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Three-year member of the program... redshirted last season... played in 10 games as a true-freshman... finished with 15 tackles, including 10 solos...season-high six tackles against South Florida in the International Bowl... 2.0 TFL that game... recorded three tackles and forced a fumble in the game against the Leathernecks... played in every game as a sophomore and made 13 starts at middle linebacker... Third Team All-Mid America Conference selection... 80 total tackles (41 solo) ranked him second on the team and just one behind the leader... also had 7.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks and five pass breakups... one interception and one fumble recovery... recorded 10 tackles in the game versus Illinois... nine tackles against North Dakota and eight versus Minnesota... 26-yard interception return for a touchdown against Akron... five tackles and a pass breakup against Iowa State... recorded five tackles against Miami (Ohio) in the 2010 MAC Championship game... nine tackles, forced a fumble, 1.5 sacks and two tackles for a loss against Fresno State in the 2010 Humanitarian Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL: First Team All-Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel All-Broward County his senior year... team Defensive Most Valuable Player... First Team All-Conference as a senior, Second Team honors following his junior year... chosen to play in the annual NIKE South Florida All-Star football game... recorded 115 tackles, eight sacks, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two blocked kicks his senior season... school-record six defensive touchdowns scored his final year... as a junior finished with 113 tackles, 11 sacks, three blocked kicks and a fumble recovery... 72 tackles and three sacks as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Born July 23, 1991 in Englewood, New Jersey.