The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Selected by Buffalo Bills in the second round (41st overall) of the 2010 NFL draft…Waived by Bills, Aug. 31, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders as a reserve/future free agent on Jan. 2, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Former second-round pick has appeared in 21 games with two starts, totaling 31 tackles (17 solo) and two passes defensed…Spent the entire 2012 season on Injured Reserve…He totaled eight tackles (six solo) in 2011 before being placed on Injured Reserve…Played 15 games in 2010, totaling 23 tackles and two passes defensed.
2013 (with Buf.): Spent the offseason and training camp with the Bills before being waived at the end of camp.
2012 (with Buf.): Went through training camp with Buffalo before being placed on the reserve/injured list on Aug. 23.
2011 (with Buf.): In his second professional season, made eight tackles for Buffalo in six games before being placed on the reserve/injured list…(10/2) at Cin.: Made his season debut, notching two tackles…(11/13) at Dal.: Set season-high with three tackles (two solo)…Was placed on the reserve/injured list on Nov. 30.
2010 (with Buf.): Played in 15 games, with two starts, in his rookie season and totaled 23 tackles with two passes defensed…(10/10) vs. Jac.: Made first-career start and tallied four tackles, three solo, and a pass defensed…(11/28) vs. Pit.: Tied his career high with four tackles…(1/2/11) at NYJ: Matched a career best with four total tackles.
COLLEGE: A two-time All-Conference USA nose tackle at UCF, started 39 of 50 games with 108 total tackles (63 solo) for the Golden Knights…Named a team captain and started all 13 games as a senior in 2009 and totaled 35 tackles (19 solo), with two sacks, five tackles for loss and three QB pressures…Made a season-best five tackles Sept. 12 at Southern Miss…Earned All-Conference USA second-team honors as a junior in 2008, starting all 12 games...Finished second on the team and sixth in the conference with a career-best 12.5 tackles for loss...Tallied two sacks and one forced fumble with two passes defensed…Started 11 of 14 games as a sophomore in 2007 at defensive tackle, registering 19 tackles (13 solo), with two sacks and 6.5 stops for loss…Played in nine games, including three starts, as a freshman in 2006…Posted first career tackle on Oct. 28 at Houston in second start…Made collegiate debut against Southern Miss on Sept. 26.
PERSONAL: Three-year letterman at Salem High School in Canton, Mich. …Two-time first-team all-state performer as a junior and senior and two-time first-team all-area selection…First-team all-North Georgia defensive tackle…Named Atlanta Touchdown Club Player of the Week during his senior season.