Hawk Item – – One of seven true freshmen to see action in 2008.
2009 – – Listed as second team strong safety following spring practice.
2008 – – Saw action in 46-3 opening win over Maine as defense allowed just 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . recording three assisted tackles vs. Maine . . . saw action in 42-0 win over Florida International, recording two assisted tackles as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-5 win over Iowa State, recording one solo tackle and one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 73 rushing yards . . . saw action on special teams in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana, recording one pass break-up as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Illinois as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards . . . recorded one solo tackle and a caused fumble at Illinois . . . saw action in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 289 yards total offense . . . saw action in 22-17 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season . . . recorded career-best four tackles at Minnesota, including three solo stops . . . saw action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 43 net rushing yards.
High school honors – – Second team all-state, including second team super team all-state selection as a senior… second team all-district as a sophomore and junior… district defensive MVP as a senior… Career – – Amassed 292 tackles, 55 tackles for loss, 19 sacks and one interception … tallied 125 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 12 sacks as a senior… team captain… also lettered in track… member of the prep Honor Roll.
Personal – – Born 12/18/89… Open major… grandmother is Ollie Cato… high school coach: Kyle Gellar.
Tackles: 4 at Minnesota, 11/22/08
Solos: 3 at Minnesota, 11/22/08
Assists: 3 vs. Maine, 8/30/08
PBU: 1 at Indiana, 10/11/08
FF: 1 at Illinois 11/01/08