2013 – Captain … started all 12 games … finished career with 24 consecutive starts and 36 starts in the last 37 games of his career … had four total tackles against BYU in season-opening win … recorded five tackles against Oregon … made two stops against VMI … had three tackles and recovered a fumble at Pitt … made three tackles against Ball State … notched three tackles and recorded a career-high three pass breakups against Maryland … recorded a career-high eight tackles against Duke… matched his career high of eight tackles against Georgia Tech … forced his third career fumble against the Yellow Jackets … added four tackles against Clemson … registered eight tackles, including one sack at North Carolina … made one tackle and broke up one pass against Miami … had four tackles against Virginia Tech including 0.5 sacks for a loss of five yards. 2012 – Started all 12 games … led all UVa defensive linemen with 44 tackles … second on the team with 2.5 sacks … made six stops against Penn State … tied a career high with seven tackles at Georgia Tech … collected his second career sack against the Yellow Jackets … had four tackles, 1.0 sacks and caused one fumble at NC State … along with Eli Harold, sacked Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas and forced the fumble recovered for a 16 yard TD return by Brent Urban … had four tackles against the Hokies. 2011 – Started 12 of 13 games … first career sack at Miami for a loss of six yards … also broke up a pass and recovered a fumble at UM along with five tackles (1 TFL) … had a season-best seven tackles against Georgia Tech … had three tackles at Florida State. 2010 – Appeared in all 12 games … earned his first letter … made his collegiate debut against Richmond … made first collegiate start against Eastern Michigan … registered first collegiate tackle against Richmond … made 14 tackles on the season … had 2.5 tackles for a loss … made a career-high three stops against North Carolina … made two tackles against VMI, Eastern Michigan and at Virginia Tech. 2009 – Did not appear in any games in 2009 … selected by the UVa coaches as the scout team player of the game against Indiana … redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Strong, athletic two-way player for coach Greg Kendall at Deep Run HS … starter at defensive end and tight end … 3 stars by Rivals and Scout … No. 20 weakside defensive end nationally according to Rivals … rated the nation[apos]s No. 42 defensive end by ESPN and No. 77 by Scout … the No. 9 player in Virginia by TheSabre.com, No. 12 by the Roanoke Times, 13th by SuperPrep and No. 15 by Rivals … first-team all-state and all-region as a senior … first-team Richmond Times Dispatch All-Met … 95 tackles, with 24 sacks and 16 tackles for loss … also caught 14 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end … first-team all-district his junior year … finished with 58 tackles, including eight sacks, and intercepted four passes … caught 14 passes for 260 yards and five touchdowns … has also received all-district honors as a catcher on the baseball team … region and district academic selection … brother Matt spent four seasons as a wide receiver on the UVa football team, playing his final season in 2011.