Jackets open Spring Practice this afternoon
A numerical look at the Georgia Tech's historic first meeting with Georgia Southern
Tech is hoping to turn its numbers up front into depth
Seventy-two associated with Yellow Jacket athletics will participate in Spring Commencement May 3rd
The switch back to a 4-3 has the D-Line ready and eager to do some hitting
2014 (Redshirt Senior): Played in 13 games, starting in all 13 ... Had 27 tackles, including 15 solo, 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, and broke up four passes ... Recorded career-high five tackles in Tech's 49-34 Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) ... Totaled two tackles and broke up pass vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) ... Had two tackles at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Broke up pass vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Tallied tackle and broke up pass at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Registered three tackles, including two solo, and one tackle for loss of two yards, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Had two solo tackles vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Recorded one solo tackle vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ... Tied career high with four tackles and had one QB hurry at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Registered one tackle, including sack for loss of three yards, vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Recorded two solo tackles, including career-first sack for loss of two yards, at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Blocked career-first PAT in career-first start and registered career-best four tackles against Wofford (Aug. 30).
2013 (Redshirt Junior): Began the season on injury list with shoulder injury ... Played in seven games including final four games of campaign ... Recorded six tackles ... Came off injury list and saw first action of season vs. North Carolina (Sept. 21) ... Played best game of season in bowl game vs. Ole Miss with three tackles (Dec. 30).
2012 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in all 14 games as primary back-up at nose tackle ... Recorded 22 tackles, including 13 solo tackles ... Had 3.0 tackles for loss, one interception and one forced fumble ... Registered tackle for loss in season opener at Virginia Tech (Sept. 3) ... Had three tackles vs. Miami (Sept. 22) ... Recorded career-first interception when he picked off Tajh Boyd pass and rumbled 17 yards on return at Clemson (Oct. 6) ... Had three tackles and forced fumble at Maryland (Nov. 3) ... Had three tackles and half-tackle for loss at Georgia (Nov. 24).
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in four games as reserve on defensive line ... Saw action vs. Western Carolina, Middle Tennessee State, Kansas and NC State ... Credited with one tackle on season ... That tackle came in first college game vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 1).
2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.
High School: Grayson HS ... Rated 49th-best prospect in Georgia (Rivals) ... Rated 45th on AJC Fab 50 list ... Rated 13th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep) ... Gwinnett County Defensive Player of the Year ... Named first team all-state ... Played in Offense/Defense All-America Bowl ... Played four seasons of football, including one as team captain ... Led Grayson to back-to-back regional titles ... Set school record as senior with 29 tackles for loss ... Had 69 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and seven sacks as junior in 2008.
Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1991 in Bloomfield, Conn. ... Son of William and Polly ... Has two siblings - Treyvon and Jailyn ... Thinks one day he may want to be college football coach ... Majoring in management.