A Cincinnati-area native, he’s pegged for a pro switch to LB after playing in college FCS ranks as a down lineman ... Led Butler in sacks all four years, finishing his career ranked second all-time in school history with 35.5.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as a college free agent on 5-2-12.
COLLEGE: As senior, logged 10 sacks and 15.5 tackles-for-loss, earning honorable mention All-Pioneer Football League recognition, and was voted by teammates as Defensive Lineman of the Year ... Four sacks and 10 TFLs as junior ... Second team all-conference as sophomore, recording 10 sacks and 11.5 TFLs ... As freshman, was named Butler’s Defensive MVP and was first-team all-conference, recording second-highest single-season sack total in school history (14) along with team-leading TFL total (18) ... Transferred to Butler from Robert Morris before freshman season.PERSONAL: Hometown is Liberty Township, Ohio ... Attended Lakota West High School, where he was first-team all-conference and all-county at DE ... Also earned prep All-America honors in lacrosse ... Earned several academic accolades at Butler — he was a second-team Academic All-American and a first-team Academic All-District V player in 2009, as well as a three-time all-conference academic.
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