At Florida State: Has played in 13 games in three seasons during his career which has been slowed by an injured back...had surgery on Nov. 9, 2006 to repair two herniated disks in his lower back and was granted a medical redshirt for the 2006 season...has two years of eligibility remaining as the 2008 season begins...could see immediate playing time on the interior of the Seminole defensive line...will be thrust into a battle for a starting role as soon as two a- days begin...was named the most improved defensive tackle on the team following spring practice and also won the "King of 3-on-3" award for the defense...extremely talented and impressed the coaches early on to earn playing time in eight games as a true freshman.
Junior Year (2007): Played in three games as he continued to recover from a back injury that has plagued him throughout his Seminole career...has played in 13 games in three years (eight as a freshman, two as a sophomore with a medical redshirt and three as a junior)...had one of the best games of his career versus Kentucky in the Music City Bowl as he saw extended playing time...recorded the first sack of his career versus the Wildcats when he dropped Andre Woodson for a 12-yard loss...also missed playing time because of a concussion suffered in practice prior to the Seminoles' game at Boston College...his injury severely limited the depth and effectiveness of the Seminoles' defensive line.
Sophomore Year (2006): Was granted a medical redshirt after playing in only two games and re-injuring his lower back...saw action against Miami in the season opener and against Troy in the second game of the season...three total tackles and a tackle for minus yardage against Troy...one unassisted tackle in the Seminoles' victory over Miami and two assisted tackles in Florida State's victory over Troy.
Freshman Year (2005): Saw action in eight games in a reserve role behind Andre Fluellen...had a career-high four tackles (two solo) at Duke with a tackle for minus yardage and a quarterback hurry...fi nished the season with two tackles for loss...added two tackles against The Citadel...broke up a pass at Florida.
High School: Graduated from Deerfi eld Beach High School in January of 2005...joined Anthony Kelly and Greg Carr as one of three players to enroll in January of that season...a four-star player by Rivals.com and the No. 12 rated strongside defensive end in the country in 2004...originally signed with Florida State in 2004...the No. 4 defensive lineman according to the Tallahassee Democrat Sunshine 75...had 112 tackles and 16 sacks as a senior at Deerfi eld Beach... earned all-state fi rst team 6A honors as a senior after earning all-area as a junior...member of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Super 11 (top 11 players in Broward County) as a senior...played for Team Florida in the 2004 CaliFlorida Bowl and was also a participant in the Dade-Broward All-Star game...an outstanding talent who can play defensive end or defensive tackle...has excellent size and mobility.
Personal: Born Dec. 14, 1985...major is criminology.