Named the team's Outstanding Defensive Rookie of the spring . . . Continue to mature . . . Talented young defensive end . . . Athletic and fast defensive lineman . . . Should help provide great depth . . . Will contend for time . . . Bright future . . . Earned the team's Newcomer Award for his play in the spring . . . Redshirted during the 2010 season . . . 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.