An athletic, physical third-year player who serves as a defensive end ... missed all but one week of spring practice with an injury.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2011): Appeared in the final four games of the season as a reserve defensive end ... recorded a career-best three tackles, including two solo stops, against Virginia (11/5), his first-career game ... saw time as a reserve vs. Notre Dame (11/12) ... matched his career high with three stops vs. Wake Forest (11/19) ... had one tackle vs. NC State (11/26).
As a Freshman (2010): Redshirted ... named scout defensive player of the week for his efforts leading up to the Morgan State game (9/11).
At Hammonton High School: Ranked the 25th-best player in the state of New Jersey as a senior, according to Rivals.com ... the Philadelphia Inquirer South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year ... third team all-state selection by the Star-Ledger ... a 2009 All-Group 3 first team defender ... ranked No. 36 nationally among outside linebackers according to Scouts, Inc. ... posted 52 tackles, including 17 sacks, and two forced fumbles while helping the Blue Devils win the 2009 South Jersey Group 3 state championship ... also caught 17 passes for 360 yards and three touchdowns as a senior ... also played baseball for the Blue Devils ... coached by Pete Lancetta.
Personal: Born in Philadelphia ... mother is Doreen Lynch ... favorite athlete is Chad Ochocinco ... enjoys lifting and playing video games in his spare time ... enrolled in letters and sciences.