At Florida State: Enters his senior campaign as the most effective pass rusher at defensive end and one of the team leaders…will start at left defensive end for the second-straight season and is one of four returning starters along the defensive front…led the team last season in sacks with five despite missing two games…had an outstanding spring highlighted by recording six tackles and three sacks in the Garnet and Gold game… earned the Hinesman Award as the most dominant player in the spring and was named the most dependable defensive end by the coaches.
Junior Year (2001): Started 10 games at defensive end, missing the Miami and Virginia games with a sprained knee...led the team with five quarterback sacks and ranked second with 16 hurries...named honorable mention All-ACC ...finished the season with 33 total tackles (19 solo)...eight tackles for loss tied for second on the team...had his best game of the season at Clemson with two sacks and a pass break-up...tied his career-high with six tackles in that game...registered sacks in three other games (UAB, North Carolina and Maryland)…had five tackles and two tackles for loss in the Gator Bowl against Virginia Tech.
Sophomore Year (2000): Ranked seventh among returning tacklers...started four games...tallied at least one tackle in all but one game...earned Victor’s Club honors against Georgia Tech, Louisville, Duke and Florida...ranked fourth in sacks with five...registered sacks in five games...recorded six tackles for loss, two pass break ups, seven quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery...finished the regular season with 37 total tackles including 16 unassisted tackles...six tackles against Virginia marked an individual game-high for the season... recorded sacks against BYU, Georgia Tech, Duke, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Freshman Year (1999): Credited with 13 total tackles, three solo tackles and one pass break-up...had nine total tackles in back-to-back games vs. North Carolina (four tackles) and Duke (five tackles)...registered one solo tackle in the National Championship game vs. Virginia Tech...played in all 12 games in his rookie season.
High School: A standout defensive line prospect from the state of Georgia...a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American...selected as a SuperPrep All-American after playing both offense and defense in high school...a first-team Class 2A all-state selection...ranked the No. 24 defensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep and the No. 25 prospect by Dixie...rated the No. 110 player in the Southeast by Tom Lemming...member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 and Top 50 in Georgia...recorded 116 tackles, 16 sacks and three blocked kicks as a senior...selected FSU over Georgia and Florida.
Personal: Majoring in sociology...born September 15, 1980.