Played four years at Southern Utah, setting the NCAA FCS record with 43.5 sacks…Posted double-digit sack totals in three of his four seasons…Named FCS ADA Defensive Player of the Year and Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.
Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 10, 2016…Played four years at Southern Utah, setting the NCAA FCS record with 43.5 career sacks…Also set the Big Sky Conference record for sacks, posting double-digit numbers in three of his four collegiate seasons and eclipsing the mark of 38.5 sacks set by Idaho State’s Jared Allen…Also broke the Big Sky Conference record with 80 career tackles for loss, also set by Allen (73)…As a senior, started all 12 games and recorded 13 sacks en route to FCS ADA Defensive Player of the Year and Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors…Was named first-team Associated Press FCS All-American and Athletic Director’s Association FCS All-American…Also a member of the STATS FCS All-American team and a finalist for the STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Year Award…Totaled 68 tackles (34 solo), four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…Recorded five multiple-sack games, including a three-game stretch in which he recorded two sacks each against UC Davis, Cal Poly and Montana State…Forced two fumbles against Sam Houston State and recorded two fumble recoveries against Cal Poly…Returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown against Cal Poly…Racked up 19 tackles for loss on the season…Had 3.5 tackles for loss against Northern Arizona…As a junior, played in 12 games and racked up 11.5 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss, breaking Allen’s Big Sky Conference record…Also totaled 87 tackles (50 solo), three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…Named All-Big Sky Conference First Team, Walter Camp All-American First Team, Associated Press All-American Second Team and Sports Network All-American Second Team…Also named an FCS ADA Academic All-Star…Blocked two kicks against Montana…As a sophomore, earned second-team All-Big Sky Conference and second-team Capital One Academic All-American honors…Totaled 77 tackles (44), 19 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Had three sacks and four tackles for loss against Weber State…Had a season-high 12 tackles (five) against South Alabama…As a freshman, totaled 61 tackles (32), 7.5 sacks, one INT, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Earned Freshman All-American honors and honorable mention All-Big Sky recognition…Led nation’s freshmen with 0.68 sacks per game…Redshirted as a freshman in 2009 prior to serving an LDS church mission…Attended Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah…Earned consensus Utah 5A first team all-state honors and was named Region ONE Defensive Player of the Year…Helped team to an appearance in the Utah 5A quarterfinals as a senior…Named Davis County Clipper’s Mr. Football and named to the Ogden Standard Examiner First Team…Finished season with 94 tackles, including 15 sacks, 32 tackles for loss, 14 passes defensed and three fumble recoveries…Also played basketball, garnering all-state second team recognition…Earned academic all-region honors in both football and basketball…Graduated with a degree in psychology in 2014 and pursuing a master’s degree in communication.
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