Hawk-Item – – Will forego final season of eligibility while earning his degree due to medical issues.
2014 – –Missed a number of games due to injury, playing in just two games . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 30-14 win at Illinois . . . did not see action in 26-24 loss to Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . did not see action in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee due to injury.
2013 – – Played in just one game after missing majority of season due to injury . . . saw only action of the season in 38-14 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 53 net rushing yards.
2012 – – Saw action in six games, recording two solo tackles and two assists . . . missed first part of the season and final five games due to injury . . . did not see action in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois . . . saw first action of career in 9-6 loss to Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 31-13 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 299 yards total offense and collected four turnovers . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. Minnesota . . . saw action in 19-16 win at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-14 loss to Penn State, recording one solo tackle . . . did not see action in 28-17 loss at Northwestern due to injury . . . did not see action in 24-21 loss at Indiana due to injury . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss to Purdue due to injury . . . did not see action in 42-17 loss at Michigan due to injury . . . did not see action in 13-7 loss to Nebraska due to injury.
2011 Honors – – Team Leader Award, Defense . . . 2011 – – redshirted.
High school honors – – First team Chicago Tribune all-state, second team Chicago Sun Times all-state and first team all-state selection as a senior . . . three-time first team all-conference honoree . . . Career – – three-year starter, finishing with 196 tackles, 28.5 QB sacks, 33 tackles for loss and three blocked punts . . . led team to a three playoff appearances and a 33-4 record during three-year prep career . . . guided team to 2010 state title, finishing with a perfect 14-0 record . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . compiled 49 tackles and 5.5 QB sacks as a sophomore . . . recorded 67 tackles, 10 QB sacks, 16 tackles for loss and three blocked punts as a junior . . . totaled 80 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 13 QB sacks as a senior.
Personal – – Born 7/7/92 . . . communication studies major . . . named to pre Honor Roll all four years, finishing with a 4.0 GPA . . . academic all-conference selection . . . member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society . . . parents are Janet and Drew McMinn . . . high school coach was Derek Leonard.