Third down defensive specialist leads the team with 5.0 sacks in 32 career games ... has 9.0 career tackles for 49 yards in losses ... moved from safety to linebacker in the spring of 2010 ... was DU's lone underclassman co-captain last season ... is a two-time nominee for the AFCA Good Works Team (2011 & 2012) ... completed is undergraduate degree in May ... is currently taking graduate classes in the sports leadership program.
as a junior (2011)
Played in 10 of 11 games at linebacker ... also continued as a valuable member of the special teams ... missed the Oct. 29 Monmouth game with an ankle injury, ending a streak of 30 consecutive games played ... finished the year with 19 tackles (10 solo) ... had 3.0 tackles for loss inlcuding 2.0 sacks ... also broke up a pass ... posted a season high four stops in consecutive games at Dayton, vs. Valparaiso and at Saint Francis, Pa. ... had three solo tackles including 2.0 sacks in the season opener at Bucknell.
as a sophomore (2010)
Played in all 11 games as part of DU's third down defensive package ... finished the year with 32 tackles (20 solo) including a team high-tying six tackles for loss ... tied for team-high with 3.0 sacks ... also tied for the team lead with six quarterback hurries ... got off to a quick start with two tackles for loss - including 1.5 sacks - in the season-opening win over Bucknell ... finished the Bucknell game with five tackles ... also had five stops and three quarterback hurries in the comeback win at Wagner ... ended the season with a season-high six stops (five solo) including two tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovered at Bryant ... had three quarterback hurries in the win over Albany.
as a freshman (2009)
played in all 11 games with late-season starts at free safety against Wagner and at Sacred Heart ... finished the year with nine total tackles (four solo) ... had a season-high four stops in his first start against Wagner in week nine.
Led 10-2 Class AAA Pine-Richland in tackles (55) and sacks (8.5) in 2007 ... also picked off a pair of passes and forced two fumbles his senior year ... elected team captain as a senior for a squad that finished the year ranked No. 2 in the state ... played for Pine-Richland teams that went 30-5 in section play - with three section titles - over his last three seasons ... high honor roll student ... nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino ... is a member of the National Scholars Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honors Society and Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society ... was the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Student Athlete of the Year Award which is presented annually at the Student Organization Leadership & Service Awards banquet by the Center for Student Involvement and Office of Greek Life ... a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Executive Board Member, he has been Duquesne's Atlantic 10 SAAC representative for the past two years ... has participated in Together for Retarded Youth, North Hills Community Outreach, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Walk for Autism, Katie's Fund Advisory Board (Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh), One World Running and has taken part in DU's annual Toy Drive for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh ... completed his undergraduate degree in secondary education/English in May ... is currently enrolled in the graduate school of sports leadership ... date of birth: 2/12/90.