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
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Enters 2014 as a leading candidate to start at nose tackle... coming off an injury-plagued season in which he became more productive as the season progressed... uses his speed and strength to his advantage... has played in 25 career games.
2013 (junior): Began the season on the injury list with a shoulder injury... played in seven games including the final four games of the campaign... recorded six tackles... came off the injury list and saw his first action of the season vs. North Carolina (Sept. 21)... played his best game of the season in the bowl game vs. Ole Miss with three tackles (Dec. 30).
2012 (sophomore): Played in all 14 games as the 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 a tackle for loss in the season opener at Virginia Tech (Sept. 3)... had three tackles vs. Miami (Sept. 22)... recorded his first career interception when he picked off a Tajh Boyd pass and rumbled 17 yards on the return at Clemson (Oct. 6)... had three tackles and a forced fumble at Maryland (Nov. 3)... had three tackles and a half-tackle for loss at Georgia (Nov. 24).
2011 (redshirt freshman): Played in four games as a reserve on the defensive line... saw action vs. Western Carolina, Middle Tennessee State, Kansas and NC State... credited with one tackle on the season... that tackle came in his first college game, vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 1).
2010 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Grayson HS... rated the 49th-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... rated 45th on the AJC Fab 50 list... rated the 13th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... Gwinnett County Defensive Player of the Year... named first team all-state... played in the 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 a senior with 29 tackles for loss... had 69 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a 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 a college football coach... majoring in management.