TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Las Vegas Raiders in the third round (79th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft, April 30, 2021.
Raiders third-round pick in 2021, played in five games as a rookie and recorded sacks in back-to-back games.
Played four years at Buffalo, appearing in 45 games with 19 starts and concluding his collegiate career tied for sixth in school history with 18 sacks.
Two-time All-MAC First Team honoree and led the Mid-American Conference with nine sacks as a junior in 2019.
2021: Appeared in five games as a rookie, recording two sacks and three total tackles (two solo)...Inactive for 11 games and dressed but did not play in another contest...(12/5) vs. Was.: Made his NFL debut and registered first career sack, taking down QB Taylor Heinicke for a loss of 10 yards...(12/12) at KC: Recorded his second consecutive game with a sack, dropping QB Patrick Mahomes for a loss of five yards...(12/20) at Cle.: Appeared exclusively on special teams...(1/2/22) at Ind.: Appeared in a limited role on defense and special teams...(1/9/22) vs. LAC: Credited with one assisted tackle in an overtime win...Postseason: (1/15/22) at Cin.: Inactive for the AFC Wild Card Game.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Buffalo from 2017-20, appearing in 45 games with 19 starts…Totaled 110 tackles (61 solo), 22.5 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, two passes defensed and four forced fumbles…Ended his collegiate career tied for sixth in school history with 18 career sacks…As a senior in 2020, started all six games he appeared in, earning first-team All-MAC honors for the second straight season…Recorded 30 tackles (16), including a team-best 6.5 tackles for loss, two passes defensed and five sacks…Had a breakout season at defensive end as a junior in 2019…Named All-MAC First Team after recording 34 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and a team-best nine sacks on the season…His nine sacks also led the MAC…Tied team lead with three forced fumbles…In 2018, appeared in 14 games as a reserve defensive end, ranking fourth on the team in sacks (three)…Totaled 30 tackles, including four for loss, one forced fumble and three sacks…Saw action in all 12 games as a reserve defense end in 2017…Recorded 16 tackles and one sack on the season.
PERSONAL: A native of Peekskill, N.Y. …Prepped at Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y., recording 47 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and a fumble recovery in 2016…As a senior at Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains, N.Y., had 58 tackles, including six tackles for loss…Named second-team All-State and Journal News All-Star First Team…Helped lead the Crusaders to an undefeated season and the 2015 state championship…Also played rugby in high school.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: TACKLES: Total – 1, three times; last: 1/9/22 vs. LAC. Solo – 1, two times; last: 12/12/21 at KC. Sacks – 1, two times; last: 12/12/21 at KC.