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Defensive Tackle
Redshirt Junior
Waycross, Ga.
high school
E.E. Smith (N.C.)


Appeared in all 13 games, tallying eight tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks for 10 yards lost…tied a career high with three tackles against Delaware State, including an eight-yard sack…finished with career-high 2.5 tackles for loss against the Hornets…appeared on special teams in punt formations throughout the season.


Played in three games against Charleston Southern, Louisville, and Boston College…recorded four tackles on the season – three against Charleston Southern and one at Louisville…tallied the first sack of his career on a strip-sack against the Buccaneers for a 12-yard loss.


Appeared in nine games during his redshirt freshman season…finished the year with two tackles – one each against Texas State and Chattanooga…made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Texas State…contributed both on special teams and as a reserve defensive tackle in the final eight games of 2015 including in the Peach Bowl against Houston.


Redshirt season where he logged reps on the scout team.


Consensus three-star defensive tackle prospect in the 2014 recruiting class out of E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville, N.C….ranked the No. 21 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 39 player in North Carolina according to Rivals…tabbed the No. 37 defensive tackle and the No. 16 player in North Carolina…Scout’s No. 43 defensive tackle…ranked No. 21 on Fayetteville Observer Top 50…totaled 105 tackles and an interception en route to All-State First Team (all classifications), All-Mid South Conference and All-Cape Fear Region honors…piled up 84 tackles as a junior and led E.E. Smith High School to a conference championship…picked up MVP award at VTO Elite Combines in both North Carolina and Florida…chose Florida State over South Carolina, Miami and East Carolina…born September 4, 1995…majoring in social science.