Second-year sophomore lineman, exited spring drills penciled in as starter at defensive tackle... Played 10 games as true freshman end in 2012 (one of three true freshmen to play)... Moved to interior defensive line in spring 2013 drills... Timed at 4.72 in 40-yard dash, recorded hang clean of 395 pounds.
2012 (True Freshman): Played 10 of 13 games as true freshman defensive end in 2012 (one of only three true freshmen to play)... Earned first collegiate letter... Totaled 10 tackles, 0.5 for loss and one QB hurry on season... Did not play (coaches decision) at ULM (third game), vs. Texas Tech (11th game) and vs. No. 24 Oklahoma State (12th game)... Made collegiate debut and first career tackle in season-opening win over SMU... Had single tackles in each of first three games played... Made two solo tackles and QB hurry at Texas in team's sixth game... Also had two stops at Iowa State in seventh game... Made season-high three tackles, including 0.5 tackle for loss, in win over Kansas in eighth game... Recorded no stats in final two games played.
High School: Blue chip recruit and top 100 national prospect from Sam Houston High School in San Antonio... All-American defensive lineman rated 18th-best recruit nationally by 247Sports.com on Top247... Named 2011 SuperPrep All-American and U.S. Army All-American... Played under former Baylor All-American and current SHS head coach Gary Green... Listed No. 65 recruit nationally by Rivals.com on Rivals100 and No. 69 on Athlon Consensus 100... National position rankings: No. 4 DT by 247Sports.com, No. 7 DE by Rivals.com, No. 11 DE by Scout.com, No. 20 DT by ESPN.com... Rank among Texas recruits regardless of position: No. 4 by 247Sports.com, No. 5 on Austin American-Statesman's Texas Fabulous 55, No. 8 on Rivals.com's Texas Postseason Top 100, No. 14 by Lone Star Recruiting, No. 18 on SuperPrep's Texas 121, No. 30 by ESPN.com... Also listed on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fab-44 Top 100... Listed No. 14 on Scout.com's Midlands Top 150... Rated 5th-best DE in state by 2011 Postseason Dave Campbell's Texas Football... Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl following senior season, made tackle-for-loss and recovered fumble for winning West squad...Named 2011 first-team Class 3A All-State as senior after leading Sam Houston to 7-2 record... Totaled 49 tackles and 11 sacks in 2011, also had four TD receptions as tight end... Earned 2011 first-team All-District 28-3A honors as both defensive end and tight end as senior... Named 2011 San Antonio Express-News Class Sub-5A All-Area... Totaled 85 tackles and six sacks defensively and five receptions for 82 yards as tight end as junior in 2010... Named 2010 unanimous first-team All-District 28-3A DE as well as first-team tight end... Named 2010 San Antonio Express-News Class Sub-5A All-Area... As thrower on SHHS track team, finished second at 2012 Texas UIL 3A state meet in discus with 182-10 as senior... Transferred to SHHS following Hurricane Katrina.