A 2010 graduate of Jackson High School . . . Played both tight end and defensive end in the prep ranks . . . Averaged nearly 10 tackles per contest . . . Tallied 95 total tackles and 12 sacks in 2009 . . . All-Conference selection . . . Has also played basketball as a prepster . . . Helped team to state playoff appearance as a senior . . . Coached by Jack Fairly.