|Hometown:||St. Louis, Mo.|
2011: Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection by Lindy's, Athlon Sports, Sporting News and Blue Ribbon . . . Second-Team choice by Phil Steele's.
2010: Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Starter on the defensive line, finished the year with career-best numbers that include 45 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries . . . 45 stops were the second most on the team among defensive linemen and also included a career-high nine tackles against Middle Tennessee that were the most by an ASU defensive lineman in a single game . . . Posted a career-best two tackles for loss in one game and had at least one stop behind the line in seven games . . . Ranked 16th in the Sun Belt Conference in tackles for loss and tied for 19th in sacks . . . ASU Athletic Director's Honor Roll and Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll member.
2009: Played in every game, all in a reserve roll . . . Posted a career-high 23 tackles, the third most on the team among interior defensive linemen . . . Recorded a career-best 1.5 sacks for a loss of eight yards . . . 4.5 tackles for loss were the second most on the team among interior defensive linemen . . . Recorded a season-high four tackles against Troy, which also matched his career-high originally set in 2008 as a freshman . . . Posted multiple tackles in seven games, including four games with three or more.
2008: Played in 12 games in 2008 . . . Recorded 14 tackles, including 11 solo tackles for the season . . . Posted a career-high four tackles against Texas Southern . . . Had five tackles for a loss of 15 yards for the season, including one sack for a loss of seven yards against North Texas . . . Five TFL tied the fourth most on the team.
2007: Redshirted and participated on the practice squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year varsity letterman at Vashon High School . . . Saw limited action on the varsity squad as a freshman . . . Posted 98 tackles, four fumble recoveries, five sacks and two interceptions as a senior . . . 2006 First Team All-Conference and Second team All-District selection . . . Twice named the Suburban North and Northside Journal Player of the Week . . . Team Captain as both a junior and senior . . . Named the Team Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 . . . Junior season received Second Team All-Conference recognition . . . Sophomore season Honorable Mention All-Conference selection.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 17, 1989 . . . Son of Donna Tankins.