|High School:||Mt. Carmel|
Had an excellent freshman year . . . Promising future . . . Athletic and fast lineman . . . Expected to be a big contributor again . . . Continues to grow as a defensive lineman . . . Started 10 games and played in 11 contests during the 2009 season . . . Earned All-GLIAC Honorable Mention accolades . . . Was voted FSU's Outstanding Defensive Rookie . . . Placed fourth on the team with 60 total tackles, including 24 solo stops . . . Had a team-high four quarterback sacks for -11 yards . . . Also had six tackles for loss (-10 yards) . . . Recovered a team-best three fumbles and had three quarterback hurries to go with a blocked kick . . . Received team’s Newcomer Award for efforts during 2009 spring ball . . . Redshirted during the 2008 campaign . . . 2008 graduate of Chicago’s Mt. Carmel High School . . . Coached by Frank Lenti . . . Helped team to a 12-1 mark and a Illinois state semifinal appearance as a senior . . . Team claimed a conference championship . . . Caught nine passes for 156 yards and a score . . . Second-Team All-Conference pick in the Chicago Catholic League . . . Team claimed state runner-up laurels with a 12-2 mark his junior year . . . Also wrestled and was both a regional and sectional champion along with being a state qualifier . . . Competed in track and field . . . Interests include cooking . . . His brother, Justin, currently plays college football as a wide receiver at Wyoming . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Birthdate: 3/11/90 . . . Major: History Education.