Returns for his sixth season after missing all of last year due to injury . . . Provides a veteran presence . . . Returning team captain . . . Intense . . . Expected to have a great year . . . Instinctive and reacts well . . . Solid tackler . . . Smart and intelligent player . . . Sat out all of last year due to injury sustained early in fall camp . . . Started all 11 games in 2008 . . . GLIAC Honorable Mention pick . . . Named GLIAC and D2football.com National Defensive Player of the Week after 75-yard game winning INT return vs. Northern Michigan (9/27) . . . Totaled 53 tackles, seven breakups and two INT’s . . . Also had two TFL and one sack . . . Had seven or more stops four times . . . Started first four games before being injured in 2007 . . . Netted 18 tackles . . . Made two starts while playing eight games in 2006 . . . Netted 14 tackles and one interception . . . Redshirted in ‘05 . . . Earned All-Kensington Valley Conference and all-county laurels during senior year at Howell High under coach Jim Webb . . . A 2005 graduate . . . Garnered all-county accolades as a junior . . . Recorded 80 total tackles (62 solos) with two interceptions in senior year after making 84 stops (56 solos) with five pass thefts as a junior . . . Rushed for 105 yards while catching 51 passes for 636 yards and two TD’s in final season . . . Participated two years in track . . . Played both basketball and baseball first two prep years . . . His older brother, Travis, played at Kansas State and then for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs . . . FSU Letters: Three . . . Birthdate: 9/3/87 . . . Major: Biology Education.