In 2004: Promising young player who was the only true freshman on defense to start a game last season, he got the nod in the win at Maryland ... In for 26 snaps and tallied a best of five tackles in the win over East Carolina ... Four of those stops were solos and one was behind the line of scrimmage ... In for a season-high 28 snaps in the season opener ... Racked up 15 tackles for the season, he saw action in every game ... Named the Most Improved Defensive lineman following 2005 spring workouts.
Prep: Parade All-American ... A first-team All-USA selection by USA Today ...Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Notched 90 tackles and 14 sacks in his senior season ...Had 97 tackles and 14 sacks as a junior ... Two-time all-state selection and was the 2003 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year ... Two-time all-conference and all-area pick ... Named the 2003 conference player of the year ... Listed as the No. 1 player in North Carolina, the nation's No. 7 overall player and the No. 1 defensive lineman by SuperPrep ... The nation's top-ranked defensive tackle and No. 11 overall player by Rivals.com ... Named to the 2003 EA Sports High School All-American Team ... Named to Fox Sports Net's First Team 2003 Countdown to Signing Day All-South Team ... Picked to Prep Star's Top 100 Dream Team as the No. 1 defensive lineman ... Also played center for Dudley High's basketball team and earned two letters in track & field, competing in the shot put ... Enrolled in the first-year college program ... Born 11/3/85.