Tackles for loss: 1.0, Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014 (1-0); at USC, Nov. 29, 2014 (1-0)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in all 13 games and started two contests (Navy and USC) ... one of five true freshmen (Nyles Morgan, Drue Tranquill, Andrew Trumbetti and Grant Blankenship) to register at least 12 tackles ... one of six true freshmen (Morgan, Tranquill, Trumbetti, Blankenship and Cage) on defense who played in at least 11 games ... one of four true freshmen (Morgan, Tranquill and Trumbetti) to start on defense ... registered 26 tackles, 17 solo stops, two TFLs and one sack in the regular season ... made his Irish debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... picked up a pair of solo tackles ... saw extensive playing time on the second-team defense against the Owls ... did not record any stats against Michigan (Sept. 6), Purdue (Sept. 13) or Syracuse (Sept. 27), but did see action on defense and special teams ... registered one solo tackle in the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ... made one solo tackle against North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... shared a tackle at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) ... made his first career start vs. Navy (Nov. 1) and collected a career-best and team-high nine tackles, including six solo stops ... saw action at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) but did not record a tackle ... registered five tackles, including three solo stops, vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... recorded his first career sack, good for a 14-yard loss, against Louisville (Nov. 22) ... had two total tackles against the Cardinals ... collected five tackles, three solo stops, and one TFL before leaving the game at USC (Nov. 29) with an injury ... played predominantly on special teams in the 31-28 Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 255th best player nationally by ESPN ... named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Virginia team for 2013 ... firstteam linebacker on all-Central Virginia team for 2013 by Charlottesville Progress ... played linebacker and tight end at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia ... helped team to 8-1 record and Virginia Prep League crown in 2013 while leading team with 92 tackles ... made 17 tackles in win over Bethesda Landon ... Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I all-state pick at linebacker as both a senior in 2013 and junior in 2012 ... three-time first-team linebacker on all-Virginia Prep League team ... helped Woodberry Forest to 8-2 mark as a sophomore in 2011 when he made 74 tackles, five fumble recoveries (two for TDs), three interceptions and six tackles for loss ... played for United States Under-19 National team in International Bowl against Team Canada ... high school teammate of current Irish receiver C.J. Prosise and linebacker Doug Randolph ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.