In 2009: Hard-hitting young linebacker who started the Duke and Florida State contests ... Played at the weakside linebacker spot ... In for a season-high 48 snaps at Wake Forest, his eight tackles at Florida State was his high in that category ... Also caused a fumble against the Seminoles.
In 2008: Redshirted the season as he rehabbed from knee surgery suffered in the last game of his prep career.
Prep: A preseason All-American who recorded an impressive 219 tackles, five sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three quarterback pressures, three passes broken up and one blocked kick as a senior for Coach Mark Barnes ... Named conference defensive player of the year, all-conference and all-region after his senior year ... Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl ... A four-star prospect and the No. 6 weakside linebacker by Scout.com ... Rivals.com ranked him as a four-star recruit, the No. 15 outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 3 player in North Carolina ... Two-time most outstanding defensive player at Scotland HS ... Earned all-conference and all-region honors after collecting 130 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries as a junior ... Named second-team junior All-American after his junior season ... Also named all-conference after his sophomore season ... Has declared intent to major in Africana studies ... Born 4/16/90.