Has been a primary backup at
defensive tackle and has also seen action as a fullback ... has the size and
mobility to make a difference ... became the second Tiger to letter on top-25
football and baseball teams in one academic year (2012-13) since 1994-95 (Kyle
Parker (2009-10) is the other) ... has 83 tackles, five tackles for loss, three
sacks, 11 quarterback pressures, and one pass breakup in 578 snaps over 26
games (three starts) in his career.
2013: Had 43
tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, and eight quarterback pressures in
342 snaps over 13 games (three starts) ... played four snaps on offense ... had
five tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 33 snaps against S.C. State on Sept. 7
... had five tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 26 snaps against Wake Forest
on Sept. 28; also played one snap on offense ... had four tackles and his first
career sack in 29 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5; also played one snap on offense
... had one tackle and two quarterback pressures in 28 snaps against Boston
College on Oct. 12; also played one snap on offense ... had two tackles and one
sack in 37 snaps against #5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had five tackles in 32
snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26; it was his first career start ... had four
tackles, a team-high two tackles for loss, and one sack in 24 snaps at Virginia
on Nov. 2; also played one snap on offense ... had two tackles and a team-high
three quarterback pressures in 33 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had
five tackles in 21 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had six tackles in
41 snaps at #9 South Carolina on Nov. 30.
2012: Had 40
tackles, three quarterback pressures, and one pass breakup in 236 snaps over 13
games ... averaged one tackle every 5.9 snaps, one of the best figures on the
team ... had two tackles in six snaps in his first career game against #25
Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1 ... had five tackles in 25 snaps against Ball
State on Sept. 8 ... had five tackles in 13 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29
... had three tackles in 19 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had seven
tackles in 27 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had three tackles in
21 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had three tackles and a pass breakup in
20 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had two tackles in 20 snaps against N.C. State
on Nov. 17 ... had three tackles in seven snaps against #7 Louisiana State in
the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
First-baseman who was 0-for-3 with one run, two walks, one hit-by-pitch,
a .500 on-base percentage, three putouts, and one assist with no errors in
seven games off the bench.
Rated as the #19 offensive guard in the nation and #20 player in North
Carolina by Rivals.com ... #20 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com ...
#58 offensive guard in the nation and #27 player in North Carolina by ESPN.com
... #41 defensive lineman in the nation and #8 player in North Carolina by
SuperPrep ... SuperPrep All-American ... had 50 tackles, seven tackles for
loss, and five sacks as a senior ... starting center on the basketball squad
... standout baseball player (righthander and DH) who has been clocked in the
90s ... all-conference in baseball as a sophomore, junior, and senior ...
all-region in baseball as a junior and senior ... team MVP in baseball as a
junior and senior ... batted .529 as junior ... lettered four times in
football, four times in baseball, and four times in basketball ... coached by
Damon Coiro at Grimsley High School ... recruited by Robbie Caldwell.
His mother, Felicia, played softball at North Carolina A&T from
1985-88 ... his uncle, Glenn Ford, played football at Tennessee from 1978-80
... majoring in communication studies ... born July 1, 1994.