GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2009 (PS), 2010 (PS). Total- 0/0.
• Spent 2009 and 2010 seasons on Vikings practice squad.
• Has honed his craft behind a veteran-laden Vikings line.
GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2009 (PS). Total- 0/0.
• Spent 2009 season on Vikings practice squad.
• Learned as a rookie from talented and savvy veteran Vikings defensive linemen.
OFF THE FIELD Majored in general studies with concentrations in African-American studies, communication studies and sports studies...Graduated from LSU in December 2008.
PRO Will compete for spot on Vikings roster in his 2nd season...Looks to add depth to a defensive line that features Pro Bowlers Pat Williams, Kevin Williams, and Jared Allen…Coached in his freshman season at LSU by current Vikings defensive line coach, Karl Dunbar.
2009 Spent entire regular season and playoffs on Vikings practice squad...Went to training camp with Vikings, released following preseason on 9/5 and signed to practice squad on 9/6...Originally signed following 2009 Draft as a rookie free agent on 4/27.
COLLEGE Played in all 13 games as a senior in 2008, including the Chick-Fil-A Bowl vs. Georgia Tech, and recorded his only 2 career starts in wins over Appalachian State and North Texas….Ended his college career with 43 tackles (15 solo), 7 TFLs, and 4.5 sacks…Received the Tigers’ Most Improved Award following 2008 spring practices…Played behind future NFL’ers Melvin Oliver, Chase Pittman, and Glenn Dorsey in the defensive line rotation during the 2005-2007 seasons…Primary backup to 2009 1st-Round pick Tyson Jackson in 2007…Appeared in 13 of LSU’s 14 games with 11 tackles and 1 sack in 2007…Part of an LSU defense that only allowed 242.2 yards per game and 12.6 points per game in 2006, appearing in 10 games…Appeared in 9 games a redshirt freshman in 2005 and tallied 7 tackles, 2 for a loss, and 1 sack in an OT win against Alabama.
PREP Standout at Galena Park High in Galena Park, TX...Rated the No.16 DE coming out of high school by Collegefootballnews.com and No.21 by ESPN.com.