Selected by Oakland Raiders in the sixth round (205th overall) of 2013 NFL Draft, April 27, 2013.
AT A GLANCE
2013: Made significant contributions in his rookie year...Played in 15 games, starting five of the final seven games at NT...Posted 26 tackles (15 solo) with 0.5 sacks and one fumble recovery...(9/8) at Ind.: Made NFL debut in a reserve role...Posted one solo tackle...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Recorded two tackles (one)...(9/23) at Den.: Played in a reserve role on the defensive line, notching two tackles (one)...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Earned first-career sack, sharing a third-quarter sack with LB Sio Moore, dropping Ben Roethlisberger for a 9-yard loss...(11/10) at NYG: Saw increased action at NT...Notched two tackles (one)...(11/17) at Hou.: Made first career start at NT...Pressured Case Keenum in the end zone, forcing a first-quarter interception by LB Nick Roach...Totaled a season-high three tackles (two)...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Started second-straight game, posting two tackles (one)...(12/8) at NYJ: Started fourth straight game and assisted on two tackles...(12/15) vs. KC: Recovered first-career fumble, pouncing on a loose ball following a fourth-quarter strip-sack of Alex Smith by DE Jason Hunter...Added two solo tackles...(12/22) at SD: Started at NT and posted three tackles (one)...(12/29) vs. Den.: Recorded three tackles (two), including a third-quarter stop of Montee Ball for a 1-yard loss.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Oklahoma, seeing action in 34 games with 15 starts…Totaled 63 tackles (29 solo), 2.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss…As a senior, played in six contests, recording 14 tackles (six) and one sack…Added 2.5 tackles for loss…Member of the defensive tackle rotation as a junior, playing in 12 games with four starts…Totaled 22 tackles (eight) and 1.5 sacks…Credited with 3.5 tackles for a loss…Made first start of the year vs. Texas Tech and recorded four tackles and one sack…As a sophomore, recorded career highs with 14 games played and 11 starts…Established career-bests with 26 tackles (15) and 3.5 tackles for a loss…Racked up eight tackles vs. Air Force…Posted a career-high two tackles for a loss at Cincinnati…Saw action in two games as a reserve defensive line as a redshirt freshman…Majored in human relations.
PERSONAL: Attended Muskogee (Okla.) High School…Selected to the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman all-state teams…Named Defensive Player of the Year by the Muskogee Phoenix…Totaled 160 tackles, 38 tackles for a loss and 13 sacks for his career…Added six interceptions and 21 passes defensed…As a senior, recorded 98 tackles, including 20 tackles for a loss and six sacks…Also registered two interceptions, eight passes defensed and three forced fumbles…Ranked the No. 2 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com and No. 8 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com…Ranked No. 11 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com…Named No. 15 defensive lineman in the nation by ESPN and the No. 86 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com.