2020 – – Saw action in all eight games, with one start . . . recorded 11 tackles, including six solo stops and five assists, with a shared tackle for loss and QB sack, along with one pass break-up . . . saw action in 24-20 loss at Purdue . . . two assisted tackles at Purdue, including a shared QB sack, the first of his career . . . saw action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern, recording two assisted tackles to equal career high for second straight week . . . saw action in 49-7 win over Michigan State as defense allowed 59 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . two tackles vs. MSU, including one solo stop and one assist . . . saw action in 35-7 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 41-21 win at Penn State as defense allowed just 62 net rushing yards . . . matched career-best with two solo tackles at PSU, along with first career pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in 26-20 win over Nebraska for first career start . . . recorded two solo tackles vs. Nebraska . . . saw action in 35-21 win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin, but had no statistics.
2019 – – Saw action in seven games, recording two solo tackles and three assists, with one forced and one recovered fumble . . . saw first action of career in 38-14 win over Miami, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle vs. Rutgers, causing and recovering a fumble in the process . . . did not see action in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . did not see action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 19-10 win over Illinois . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska, recording one assisted tackle . . . did not see action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over USC.
2018 – – Redshirted . . . did not see any game action.
High school honors – – Named to Champaign News-Gazette all-state team as a senior . . . named team MVP as both a junior and senior . . . first-team all-conference and all-state as a senior . . . second-team all-conference and all-state as a junior . . . earned all-conference honors as a sophomore . . . Career – – Played both tackle and end on defense and guard and tackle on offense . . . prep team posted 21-3 record his final two seasons, winning conference title his sophomore and senior seasons . . . team reached state playoffs three straight seasons . . . recorded 46 tackles as a senior, with 15 tackles for loss, eight sacks and two forced fumbles . . . collected 56 tackles as a junior, including 11 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks, to go with five forced fumbles and three pass break-ups . . . totaled 48 tackles as a sophomore, including seven tackles for loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles . . . team captain as junior and senior . . . also lettered in baseball.
Personal – – Born 3/16/2000 . . . enterprise leadership major . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Sarah Real and Johann Shannon . . . high school coach was Brian Cooney.