CSN talks with assistant coach Tyler Carlton and a couple of student-athletes in preview
2009 (Junior): Played in all 11 games making eight starts along the defensive front ... Finished with 19 tackles including nine solo stops ... Ranked sixth on the team with a career single-season best 5.5 tackles for loss including combining on a quarterback sack for three yards loss ... Tied his then career-high with four tackles against Gardner-Webb ... Batted a pass down at the line of scrimmage to accompany a career-high two tackles for loss at Chattanooga ... Forced a fumble in the home win over The Citadel, matching his career-high for solo stops with three ... In the WCU's annual Spring Game, tallied two of the defensive unit's seven sacks on the day.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in nine games, finishing with 10 total tackles with six unassisted and two for loss ... Also recorded one quarterback sack ... Posted a career-high four tackles at nationally-ranked Furman ... Tallied a carer-best three solo stops against nationally-ranked Appalachian State.
2007 (Freshman): Appeared in four games ... Credited with seven tackles, including four solo stops and one tackle for loss against SEC-foe, Georgia ... Posted a career-best three solo tackles against the Bulldogs in Athens.
Prior to Western: Originally signed prior to the 2006 season but did not attend WCU ... Tabbed first team All-Queen City Conference and was the runner up for league's Defensive Player of the Year ... Also first team All-Mecklenburg County ... Registered 98 solo tackles and 32 assists, including six tackles for losses, two fumble recoveries, five sacks and two interceptions ... As a junior, selected first team All-Big South on offense and defense ... Won his conference title in shot put and discuss, placing sixth in shot at state.