SMU Defensive End Heads To Cincinnati Bengals; Eighth Mustang Drafted In Five Years
Junior (2009): Made an impact in his first season on the Hilltop... Had a team-high 11 pass breakups on the year... Added 35 tackles on the season... Played in 11 games, starting 10... Missed the final two games of the regular season with a knee injury, but recovered in time for SMU's Hawaii Bowl win, starting and notching seven stops against Nevada... Also added seven tackles in SMU's win at UAB, as the Mustangs snapped a 17-game Conference USA losing streak and a 15-game road losing streak... Recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD against Navy.
Freshman & Sophomore (2007 & 2008 at Laney): A two-star Rivals.com prospect... A California All-JUCO pick... Played in 10 games as a freshman, finishing the season with 30 tackles, five interceptions, nine pass breakups and one forced fumble... Had offers from Cal Poly-SLO, Hofstra, Sacramento State, Massachusetts and Eastern Michigan.