2012 - Appeared in 10 of UVa'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'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'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's No. 11 tight end by ESPN and No. 22 by Rivals ... Scout rated him the No. 27 strongside linebacker in the country ... SuperPrep'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.
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