TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Las Vegas Raiders in the fifth round (175th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft, April 30, 2022.
Appeared in 53 games with 26 starts during his career at Tennessee, totaling 152 tackles (69 solo), 9.5 sacks, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
As a fifth-year senior in 2021, played in 13 games with 12 starts and totaled 47 tackles, five sacks and one forced fumble.
COLLEGE: Spent five years at Tennessee from 2017-21, appearing in 53 games with 26 starts…Finished his collegiate career with 152 tackles (69 solo), 9.5 sacks, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles…In 2021, played in all 13 games with 12 starts and recorded 47 tackles (19), five sacks and one forced fumble…Posted seven tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss against Pittsburgh…Recorded three tackles at Florida…Logged two tackle at Missouri…Tallied two tackles and one sack against South Carolina…Compiled two sacks, two tackles for loss and one forced fumble against Ole Miss…Recorded a career-high nine tackles at Alabama…Posted six tackles at Kentucky…Tallied three tackles and one sack against Georgia…Logged four tackles against Purdue in the Music City Bowl…In 2020, started all 10 games and compiled 43 tackles (22), two sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble…Posted four tackles at Georgia…Notched five tackles against Kentucky…Tallied six tackles and one sack against Alabama…Recorded six tackles at Arkansas…Posted six tackles at Auburn…Totaled seven tackles, one sack and one forced fumble at Vanderbilt…Logged four tackles against Texas A&M…In 2019, appeared in 13 games with four starts, totaling 45 tackles (23), 2.5 sacks and two passes defensed…Posted five tackles against Georgia…Tallied three tackles and one sack against Mississippi State…Notched five tackles at Alabama…Posted five tackles at Kentucky…Logged four tackles and one pass defensed at Missouri…Recorded five tackles against Vanderbilt…Registered five tackles against Indiana in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl…In 2018, appeared in nine games and finished with 13 tackles…Posted four tackles against Florida…Notched two tackles against Alabama…Made two tackles against Missouri…Totaled three tackles at Vanderbilt…In 2017, saw action in eight games and tallied four tackles…Posted two tackles at Missouri…Earned a degree in political science.
PERSONAL: Attended Garner (N.C) High School…Rated as a four-star prospect…Named to the 2016 North Carolina Associated Press All-State Class 4A team…Selected to participate in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas…As a senior, finished with 96 tackles, including 44 tackles for loss, and 26 sacks, helping his team to a 12-2 record and appearance in the regional semifinals.