This will be the first meeting between the Dukes and Battlers
Mid-year transfer from Purdue University is expected to see considerable playing time at linebacker ... practiced with the Dukes in the spring of 2014.
as a sophomore at Purdue (2013)
Played in all 12 games, making two starts ... posted nine tackles (5 solo) ... had a fumble recovery.
as a redshirt freshman at Purdue (2012)
Appeared in 11 of 13 games as a back-up ... finished with eight tackles (7 solo) ... had two unassisted tackles against Eastern Kentucky ... tallied an assisted tackle against Eastern Michigan ... recorded a solo tackle at Minnesota ... had a career-high four solo tackles in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Oklahoma State on Jan. 1, 2013.
as a freshman at Purdue (2011)
Did not play.
Listed as the No. 17 outside linebacker prospect in the nation by MaxPreps' Tom Lemming ... ranked as the No. 24 outside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com ... recorded 64 tackles, including 31 solo stops, a sack, an interception, six passes broken up and forced a fumble as a senior ... caught 29 passes for 357 yards (12.3 ypc.) and five touchdowns as a tight end ... 2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 selection ... was a first team PIAA Class AAAA All-State selection ... 2010 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 ... 2010 Pennsylvania Football News AAAA All-State at linebacker ... Pennsylvania Sports Writers first team All-State selection ... selected to play for Pennsylvania in the 2011 Big 33 Game against the top prep players from Ohio ... finished with 58 tackles, one forced fumble, 3.0 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss in 11 games as a junior ... also the team's second-leading receiver with 19 catches for 407 yards (21.4 average) and four touchdowns in 2009 ... his coach at Gateway was former Duquesne assistant and current Penn State assistant Terry Smith ... major: communication studies ... date of birth: 9/18/92.