2012 – Appeared in 10 of UVa[apos]s 12 games … did not play against Penn State or Georgia Tech … played mostly on special teams … saw some time at LB at NC State. 2011 – Appeared in all 13 of Virginia[apos]s games … saw most of his time on special teams … made four tackles on the season … made three tackles against William & Mary … recorded his other tackle against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. 2010 – Appeared in six of Virginia[apos]s 12 games … earned his second letter … made three tackles on the season … appeared in 45 total plays, including 22 on defense … made two tackles against VMI and one at Virginia Tech. 2009 – Appeared in eight games, starting against Virginia Tech … earned his first letter … made collegiate debut on defense against Indiana … used sparingly on special teams until final two games … was used in 38 plays on special teams and defense at Clemson … was used in 64 plays on special teams and defense versus Virginia Tech … made five tackles and defended one pass … made season-high two stops against Virginia Tech … registered first career start vs. Hokies.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played a variety of roles for coach Jim Oddo at Charlotte Catholic HS … started at tight end and linebacker, but also played tailback … considered the nation[apos]s No. 11 tight end by ESPN and No. 22 by Rivals … Scout rated him the No. 27 strongside linebacker in the country … SuperPrep[apos]s No. 20 player in North Carolina, No. 22 by Rivals … listed among the top-25 players in North Carolina by the Charlotte Observer … first-team all-state tight end as a senior … second-team all-county defensive lineman by the Charlotte Observer … led the team in receiving with 24 catches for 408 yards and six touchdowns … averaged 6.7 yards per rushing attempt … made 45 tackles and four sacks on defense … had 64 tackles and eight sacks as a junior when his team was the state runner-up … caught 15 passes for 384 yards and seven scores that season … his team won the state title his freshman year and was the runner-up as a sophomore …his father Al was a linebacker at UVa in the mid-1970s.