2010: Played in 11 games, including one start...finished the season with 24 tackles (15 solo) and a pass break-up...collected a season-high six tackles (five solo) in a win over Arizona Dec. 2...recorded four tackles in consecutive games, against Washington Oct. 9 and Cal Oct. 23, respectively...made three tackles (two solo) vs. USC Nov. 6...had a pair of solo tackles Sept. 25 against Oregon...made his only start of the season vs. Washington.
2009: Started two games and played in 10 total on the season...finished with 31 tackles (22 solo), five tackles for loss and a forced fumble...grabbed three solo tackles, a pair of tackles for loss and forced a fumble in the first game of the season Sept. 5 vs. Idaho State...made five tackles (four solo) and tackle for loss Nov. 7 against USC...recorded five tackles (four solo) Sept. 26 vs. Georgia...collected three tackles (one solo) and tackle for loss Oct. 10 vs. Washington St...started Sept. 19 vs. ULM and Sept. 26 at Georgia...made three tackles (two solo) and a one-yard tackle for loss Sept. 19 vs. ULM.
2008: Played in three games, starting all three at middle linebacker...recorded 16 tackles (eight solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and an interception on the season...collected four tackles (two solo), including 1.5 tackles for loss, in season-opening win over NAU on Aug. 30...totaled nine tackles (five solo), including one tackle for loss, and had his first career interception in victory over Stanford on Sept. 6...earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors after the Stanford game...after missing one game due to injury, he returned to the lineup and had three tackles against No. 3 Georgia on Sept. 20...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.
2007: Played in 10 games, with one start coming as the MIKE linebacker against San Diego State on Sept. 15...had 20 tackles (15 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss (minus 11 yards) and one sack (minus seven yards) on the season...also had one pass break-up and a fumble recovery...recorded three tackles (all solo) in season-opening win over San Jose State on Sept. 1...collected two tackles and his first career sack (minus seven yards) in victory over Colorado on Sept. 8...returned to action against California on Oct. 27 after missing three games...recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter of ASU's win over UCLA on Nov. 10...had a season-high seven tackles (six solo) against USC on Nov. 22...finished the season with six tackles (four solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss (minus three yards) in Pacific Life Holiday Bowl against Texas on Dec. 27.
2006: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, starting two (at Colorado and at Oregon State)...totaled 15 tackles (nine solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...totaled five tackles (three solo) at Colorado as the starter at the SAM linebacker position on Sept. 16...forced and recovered a John David Booty fumble at No. 3 USC on Oct. 14, which would lead to a Zach Miller touchdown reception...recorded two solo tackles as the SAM linebacker starter at Oregon State on Nov. 4...posted two tackles (one solo) at Arizona on Nov. 25.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz...rated as the No. 18 linebacker in the nation and the No. 2 player in the state of Arizona by Rivals.com...listed as the No. 14 player in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep...named the Defensive Most Valuable Player in Max Emfinger's All-American Bowl Game Classic with nine tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery...selected to The Arizona Republic's All-Arizona First-Team at linebacker...also made the Class 5-A All-State First Team by The Arizona Republic...selected to the All-State 5A first-team by the Arizona High School Coaches Association...was first-team All-Fiesta Region as a senior and a second-team as a junior...played in the state 5A title game at Sun Devil Stadium in December...had 146 tackles, seven quarterback sacks, two interceptions, four fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles as a senior...his team won the state title at Sun Devil Stadium when he was a junior...collected 122 tackles and three quarterback sacks as a junior...lettered twice in basketball...coached at Hamilton by John Wrenn...attended the same high school as former Sun Devil All-American and current Baltimore Raven Terrell Suggs, as well as current Sun Devils Colin Parker, Kerry Taylor, Gerell Robinson and Anthony Jones.
PERSONAL: A BIS major with a concentration in Business and Theatre.
Strengths: Smart, instinctive player. Good size for a LB. Good play recognition. Always around the ball. A tough player who can take on blocks and hold his ground.
Weaknesses: Was never a full-time starter as he was behind Vontaze Burfict the past couple seasons. An adequate athlete but he'll have trouble in coverage and out in space versus NFL athletes.