Hawk-Item – – Moved from linebacker to tight end at start of 2015 fall practice.
2015 – – Saw action in eight games, with one reception for eight yards . . . saw first action of career in 31-14 opening win over Illinois State, recording one reception for 10 yards . . . one of two tight end in starting line-up in 31-17 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics as offense gained 260 net rushing yards and 475 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-24 win over Pitt, but had no statistics as offense gained 363 yards total offense . . . saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 10-6 win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 29-20 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 278 yards and gained 478 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 294 yards and gained 492 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . did not see action in 35-27 win at Indiana . . . did not see action in 40-35 win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in 40-20 win over Purdue . . . did not see action in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . did not see action in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . saw action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, but had no statistics.
2014 – – Redshirted.
High school honors – – First team all-area as outside linebacker as a senior . . . first team all-area as outside linebacker and tight end as a junior . . . third team all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career – – Three-year starter as defensive end, linebacker and tight end . . . helped prep team reach first round of state playoffs as a sophomore and second round as a junior . . . recorded 51 tackles as a senior, with 13 tackles for loss, five sacks and an interception return for a touchdown . . . 13 receptions for 193 yards and three touchdowns on offense . . . collected 44 tackles as a junior, with nine tackles for loss and five sacks, to go with 223 yards on 15 receptions . . . 28 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception as a sophomore, along with three receptions for 42 yards . . . team captain as a senior . . . also competed for prep basketball team.
Personal – – Born 9/09/96 . . . criminal justice major . . . mother is Wendie Barnes . . . high school coach was Lou Solomon.