SMU Defensive End Heads To Cincinnati Bengals; Eighth Mustang Drafted In Five Years
Junior (2008): Started 11 games... Had two interceptions against Tulsa and another pick against Memphis... Tallied 35 tackles on the year, with a season-high six against Texas State... Returned six punts on the season for 31 yards with a long of 22 yards at Tulane... Notched a sack at UTEP... Forced a fumble at Rice; Sophomore (2007): Started all 12 games, playing at both corner and safety... Had 59 tackles, seven pass breakups and four interceptions on the season... Recorded nine tackles in the opener against Texas Tech... Returned an interception 51 yard against Rice; Freshman (2006): Was an All-Freshman Conference USA pick by both the coaches and the media... Co-winner of the James Bradley "New Mustang" award for consistent play along with Emmanuel Sanders and Justin Willis... Appeared in 11 games, starting three of the last four contests... Had 38 tackles and four pass breakups on the year... Picked off a pass and returned it 29 yards and recovered a fumble in the Arkansas State win... Returned kicks in three of the last four games, notching 136 yards on eight attempts... Forced a fumble and notched a season-high nine tackles in the Tulsa win; Prep: A three-star Rivals.com recruit... Also rated the 20th best player in Oklahoma by Rivals and 25th by the Daily Oklahoman... Broke his left leg and was only able to play in three games his senior year... Still managed to have six touchdowns, one interception and one fumble recovery... Led high school team to a 10-2 mark and a state quarterfinals appearance... Played for coach Mark Little... Lettered in football, basketball and track... Chose SMU over Stanford, Northwestern, Tulsa, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, UAB and Rice... Named team MVP and to the All-Tribune Team by the Bethany Tribune; Personal: An economics major.