|17||@Lions||W 37 - 35||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|16||@Saints||L 33 - 52||4||2||2||0||0||0|
|15||Bears||L 27 - 33||6||2||4||0||0||0|
|14||@Buccaneers||L 14 - 26||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|13||Jaguars||W 27 - 24||3||1||2||0.5||0||0|
|12||Panthers||W 28 - 27||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|11||Cowboys||L 28 - 31||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|10||@Bears||W 19 - 13||3||2||1||0.5||0||0|
|9||Lions||W 34 - 20||1||0||1||0.5||0||0|
|8||@Packers||W 28 - 22||2||2||0||0||0||0|
|3||Titans||L 30 - 31|
|5||@Seahawks||L 26 - 27|
|4||@Texans||W 31 - 23|
|2||@Colts||L 11 - 28|
|1||Packers||L 34 - 43||1||1||0||0||0||0|
• Saw 1st career game action in 2019, notching 2 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 QB Hurries and a FR in the opening 2 games of the season.
• Named the 2017 AP Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in sacks (9.5) and TFL (21.5).
OFF THE FIELD
• One of 7 kids.
• Sister Gina-Bella is a water polo player at Durham University in the UK and younger sister Lalelei is a NFL Punt, Pass and Kick national champion.
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