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JUNIOR (2015): An outside linebacker who developed into one of the top pass-rush threats for the Crimson Tide ... notched 37 total tackles, including 11.5 for a loss (-50 yards), six sacks (-41 yards), two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and nine quarterback hurries for the year ... came on strong late in the season, recording his 9.5 tackles for loss in his last 10 games, including a career-high two TFL performance at then-No. 20 Mississippi State, vs. Florida and Michigan State ... named one of the defensive players of the week by the UA coaching staff for his efforts against Tennessee and Mississippi State. Wisconsin: Came off the bench to record 1.5 total tackles on the night ... helped limit the Badger offense to just 268 yards of total offense and 17 points. Middle Tennessee: Entered in a reserve role to record one tackle along with a quarterback hurry as the Tide allowed 275 yards of total offense. Ole Miss: Saw action as a reserve in the defensive front, but did not record any stats against the Rebels. ULM: Was a disruptive force on the line, notching two tackles while pressuring the quarterback twice ... helped limit the Warhawk offense to only 92 yards, including a lowly nine yards on the ground. Georgia: Came off the bench to record three tackles ... helped limit a Bulldog offense that was averaging 45.5 points per game to just 10 by day’s end. Arkansas: Recorded three tackles, including half a tackle for a loss (-1 yard) against the Hogs ... helped limit the Hogs to only 220 yards, more than 250 yards below their season average entering the night. Texas A&M: Finished with three tackles, including one of the Tide’s six sacks (-5 yards) ... helped limit the Aggie rushing attack to just 32 yards on the ground. Tennessee: Was a force on defense, notching a quarterback hurry to go with three total tackles, including the game-winning sack (-10 yards) and forced fumble ... his sack and forced fumble on the Vols’ final drive of the game got the ball back for Alabama and helped the Tide extend its streak to nine straight victories over UT. LSU: Notched two tackles, including half a stop for a loss of one yard ... helped limit the LSU offense to 182 yards of total offense, nearly 250 yards below the Tigers average entering the game. Mississippi State: Had a huge day in Starkville, setting a season high for tackles with five, including a career-high two sacks (-14 yards) ... also forced a fumble and added a quarterback hurry ... notched two of the defense’s season-high nine sacks. Charleston Southern: Recorded one tackle for a loss (-1 yard) in limited playing time against the Buccaneers. Auburn: Made his presence known along the Crimson Tide defensive front, notching four tackles, including one for a loss (-2 yards) ... added two quarterback hurries ... helped limit the Tigers to only 260 yards of total offense. Florida: Logged four tackles for the second consecutive game, including two for a loss (-9) yards ... also recorded one sack (-8 yards) and a career-high three quarterback hurries in arguably his best game of the season ... helped disrupt a Gator passing attack that completed only 37.5 percent of its passes. Michigan State: Stayed hot, notching four tackles, including 2.0 for a loss (-7 yards) and one sack (-4 yards) ... spent time in the Spartan backfield, helping to limit MSU to 239 yards of total offense, 158 yards below their season average. Clemson: Saw playing time as a pass rusher against the Tigers but did not record any stats.
SOPHOMORE (2014): Played in all 14 games and recorded 25 tackles, including three sacks (-28 yards), 8.0 tackles for loss (-37 yards), a fumble recovery and nine quarterback hurries ... earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the coaching staff following the Arkansas and Texas A&M victories. FAU: Came off the bench to record two tackles, including his second career sack. Southern Miss: Recorded a sack for an eight-yard loss in the win over the Goldenw Eagles. Florida: Made two tackles, including one solo stop as the Tide limited the Gators to only 200 total yards. Ole Miss: Came off the bench to tally a single quarterback hurry. Arkansas: Earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the coaching staff after making three tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss (-6 yards) and one sack (-5 yards) ... recovered a fumble and returned it three yards. Texas A&M: Made six tackles and earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Alabama coaches after posting the highest production point totals against the Aggies ... helped limit the SEC’s top-ranked offense to 172 yards, including just 31 yards rushing. Tennessee: Notched four total tackles in Knoxville with one solo stop ... added one tackle for loss (-3 yards). LSU: Made two assisted tackles in the Crimson Tide’s overtime victory in Baton Rouge. Mississippi State: Recorded two assisted tackles with half of a tackle for loss (-1 yard) ... harassed the Bulldogs’ quarterback with two hurries. Western Carolina: Had one quarterback hurry against the Catamounts. Auburn: Finished with one tackle for loss (-2 yards). Missouri: Had a career-best three quarterback hurries and assisted on one tackle. Ohio State: Registered one tackle for loss (-1 yard).
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): A reserve outside linebacker who played in all 13 games with 1.5 sacks (-4 yards), five tackles and one quarterback hurry ... also started on the kickoff return team. Virginia Tech: Recorded one solo and one assisted tackle, which produced a two-yard sack. Arkansas: Assisted on two tackles and had one quarterback hurry. Chattanooga: Registered the first solo sack of his career, dropping the Mocs' quarterback for a loss of two yards.
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Came to the Capstone as one of the fastest risers in the class of 2012 ... a five-star prospect by 247sports.com, which ranked him as the nation's No. 19 overall prospect and the No. 1 outside linebacker ... 247sports.com also ranked him as the No. 2 player in Alabama ... ranked 93rd in the ESPNU 150 and the site's No. 7 outside linebacker ... earned four stars from ESPNU, Scout.com and Rivals.com ... listed at No. 98 in the Rivals100 as well as the No. 6 outside linebacker ... Scout.com ranked him as the No. 22 defensive end prospect ... No. 5 in the Mobile Press-Register's Elite 18 and No. 33 in the Super Southeast 120 ... a SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 25 linebacker ... also listed as the No. 8 player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region ... a member of the Alabama Sports Writers Association's Super 12 ... an ASWA 6A All-State selection ... No. 3 on the Birmingham News Super Seniors list ... turned in a strong showing at the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game ... coached by Glenn Vickery at Daphne ... had 105 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior in 2011 ... posted 75 stops and 14.5 sacks as a junior, helping Daphne win the state championship ... second cousin of former Alabama standout and current Cincinnati Bengal, Wallace Gilberry ... teammate of Alabama's T.J. Yeldon at Daphne High School ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee and Illinois.