Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
OUTLOOK:Earned his first career playing time along the defensive front in 2013 ... enters the 2014 campaign pushing for an expanded role in the Alabama defense ... played in five games a year ago as a reserve nose tackle.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): A reserve defensive lineman who played on the interior ... saw action in five games: Georgia State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee and Chattanooga ... finished the year with four tackles, including two solo stops and one quarterback hurry.
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirt during his first season at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A signing day pickup for Alabama ... an elite defensive line prospect who played in the Under Armour All-America Game ... No. 100 in the ESPNU 150 and the eighth-best defensive tackle ... ESPNU rated him as the No. 2 player in the state of Virginia and the No. 12 player in the ESPNU East Region ... 247sports.com had slotted him as the No. 6 player in Virginia and No. 15 defensive tackle while ranking him No. 189 in the Top247 ... Scout.com also listed him as the 15th-best defensive tackle ... Rivals.com had him at No. 206 in the Rivals250, the No. 16 defensive tackle and No. 7 in Virginia ... a SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 35 defensive line prospect and No. 8 player in Virginia ... PrepStar All-American and All-Atlantic Region choice ... first team All-State as a senior, after accounting for 15 sacks ... coached by Jeff Woody at Brookville High School ... helped the Bees win the Virginia AA Division 3 State Championship... chose Alabama over Virginia Tech and Tennessee.