Named the team's Most Improved Defensive Player in the spring . . . Smart player . . . Will provide good depth and battle for time . . . Made the move from safety to linebacker last fall . . . Played in all 11 games in 2010 . . . GLIAC All-Academic Team . . . Saw valuable action on special teams . . . Finished with eight tackles, including five assisted stops . . . Was injured for a portion of the 2009 season . . . Played in 10 games in 2009 . . . Had 14 total tackles with both seven solo and assisted stops . . . Was a GLIAC All-Academic Team pick . . . Redshirted in 2008 . . . 2008 graduate of Morley-Stanwood High School . . . Coached by Jake Wing . . . Three-time team captain . . . Two-time all-conference honoree . . . Chosen as team MVP twice . . . Also earned all-academic honors each of his final two years . . . Made 74 tackles and had two sacks as a senior . . . Netted 114 total tackles his junior campaign . . . Played both quarterback and outside linebacker . . . Played tailback one game and ran for 253 yards and a TD . . . Also played basketball and baseball . . . National Honor Society member . . . Served on the yearbook staff . . . Shot his first deer at the age of nine . . . Likes hunting and fishing . . . His father runs a hunting operation . . . Has two sisters and a brother . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Birthdate: 11/28/89 . . . Major: Civil Engineering Technology.