As a Junior (2015): Appeared in two games, making first collegiate start on Senior Day against Indiana (11/21). ... made first career tackle on first play of game against Hoosiers.
As a Sophomore (2014): Appeared in one game … made his collegiate debut against James Madison (8/30).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2013): Did not appear in game action.
As a Freshman (2012): Redshirted … named scout team defensive player of the week for his efforts in preparation for the Georgia Tech (11/3) … part of the travel roster for the Temple (9/8), West Virginia (9/22) and Virginia (10/13) games.
At Bishop McDevitt High School: One of the top prospects in the state of Pennsylvania … the 36th-ranked player in the state, according to Rivals.com … a two-time PIAA Class AAA All-State selection … rated No. 62 nationally among middle linebackers by Scout.com … the 48th-ranked player in the state by 247Sports.com … ﬁnished his senior season with 92 tackles, including seven sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception and one rushing touchdown… selected to the 2011 Big 11 Football All-Star team … helped lead the Crusaders to 2010 and 2011 PIAA Class AAA state ﬁnal … posted 93 tackles, including 18 for a loss, as a junior … also returned an interception for a touchdown, had four forced fumbles and four pass breakups in 2010 when he earned all-conference and all-state honors … also recruited by Pittsburgh and Temple … coached by Jeff Weachter.
Personal: Born in Harrisburg, Pa. … parents are Rick and Barb Dean … has a sister, Lauren, and a brother, Ricky … father wrestled at Lock Haven University … enjoys working on muscle cars with his father … majoring in communication.