|Hometown:||Muscle Shoals, Ala|
2017: Phil Steele's First Team and Athon Second Team Preseason Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Phil Steele's No. 40 ranked “Top NFL Draft Eligible Defensive Tackle” in the nation.
2016: Played in all 13 games, including four games as a starter . . . Recorded 34 tackles, which were the second most on the team among interior defensive linemen . . . Posted 8.5 tackles for loss, the fourth most on the squad . . . Also responsible for one sack . . . Came up with at least one tackle in every game and had multiple stops in 10 contests, including a season-high six against Georgia Southern . . . Posted five tackles, including 1.5 for loss, against Louisiana-Monroe . . . Finished the UCA game with four tackles and one tackle for loss . . . Tallied a season-high 2.0 tackles for loss of 11 yards in the Cure Bowl against UCF . . . Phil Steele's and Athlon Sports First Team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Yahoo Sports preseason top-15 “Impact Transfer” . . . A-State Athletics Director's Honor Roll.
2015: Sat out and redshirted the 2015 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
ALABAMA: Played in three games as a sophomore in 2014 at Alabama, recording one tackle against Western Carolina . . . Played in one game at Alabama in 2013 as a true freshman (versus Tennessee), recording two tackles with one solo stop.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prior to signing at Alabama, was one of the elite defensive line prospects in the 2013 signing class at Muscle Shoals High School . . . Member of the first team 2012 All-USA Football Team, chosen by USA Today . . . Participated in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game . . . ESPN rated him the No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation and ranked him 26th in the ESPN 150 . . . Second in the state by ESPN and 14th in the Southeast region . . . Tom Lemming of MaxPreps listed him the nation's No. 21 overall player, a five-star prospect and the No. 3 defensive tackle . . . No. 7 strongside defensive end by Rivals.com and ranked 61st in the Rivals100 . . . No. 3 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com . . . Listed as the No. 8 defensive tackle by Scout.com and No. 48 in the Scout 300 . . . Sporting News No. 55 player in the nation . . . 247Sports.com ranked him 112th in the Top247, No. 10 defensive tackle and the No. 7 player in the state . . . No. 46 nationally and the No. 4 defensive tackle in the 247Composite . . . First team medium school All-American as a defensive lineman by MaxPreps and a second team selection on the overall All-American team . . . 5A All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association . . . recorded 76 tackles with 18 tackles for loss as a senior at Muscle Shoals High School, where he was coached by Scott Basden . . . Made 83 tackles with 17 sacks as a junior in 2011 while also breaking up two passes, forcing five fumbles and recovering two fumbles - one for a touchdown . . . Registered 81 stops with six sacks in 2010 . . . Finished his high school career with over 200 tackles, 68 tackles for loss and 32 sacks . . . Picked Alabama over Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Southern California, Tennessee and Arkansas.PERSONAL: Born Oct. 29, 1993 . . . Earned his degree in General Studies in May of 2017.