2013 (SENIOR): Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalist, Butkus Award semifinalist, Lott IMPACT Trophy quarterfinalist… Midseason All-America First Team recognition from Yahoo! Sports, Phil Steele, SportsIllustrated.com, NFL.com and CBSSports.com… Ranked second in voting for midseason Defensive Player of the Year (CBSSports.com)… FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week (9/29, 10/7)… CFPA National Linebacker of the Week (10/7)… Chuck Bednarik Player of the Week (10/17)… Recorded six tackles (five solo), three tackles for loss and three sacks verse Georgia Tech… Intercepted the first pass of the game and returned it for a touchdown, recorded five tackles and one TFL against Utah State… Recorded eight tackles, one TFL, one sack and five quarterback hurries against Texas… Phil Steele Preseason All-American, USA Today Preseason All-American, SI.com Preseason All-American, Sporting News Preseason All-American, Lott Trophy watch list, Bednarik Award watch list, Walter Camp watch list, Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list, Rotary Lombardi watch list, Butkus Award watch list.
2012 (JUNIOR): Earned letterman honors as a junior… Started all 13 games… Named All-America to AP Third … Team, SI.com Honorable Mention, CBSSports.com Second Team, Phil Steele Third Team, College Sports Madness Third Team… Led the team with 22 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, eight quarterback hurries and six forced fumbles… Added 53 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and two blocked kicks… Recorded a stat in the following categories for the second year in a row: tackle, tackle for loss, sack, interception, pass breakup, quarterback hurry, Named to the Bronco Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi Award and Bednarik Award Watch Lists… Named National Year…Linebacker of Week 3… Had what many considered was the best defensive performance of the bowl season and was named to the CBSSports.com All-Bowl team… Recorded 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two touchdowns, one interception for a 17-yard TD return, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick in BYU's Bronko Poinsettia bowl win vs. San Diego State… Had a season-high 4.5 tackles for loss at Utah, along with a forced fumble, eight tackles and a pass breakup… Posted a season-high three sacks for a loss of 28 yards at New Mexico while TFL adding five tackles.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Earned letterman honors as a sophomore…Played in all 13 games and started eight…Recorded 68 tackles and led the team with 15.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, 10 quarterback hurries and tied for the team lead with three interceptions…Only FBS Division I player to record a stat in the following categories: tackle, tackle for loss, sack, interception, pass breakup, quarterback hurry, fumble recovery, forced fumble, blocked kick and touchdown… Named to Phil Steele All-Independent First Team, Yahoo! Sports All-Independent Team and FBS All-Independent Team ... three-time FBS Independent Player of the Week award winner… Sacked Ole Miss quarterback, stripping the ball and recovered it for the game-winning touchdown at Ole Miss in season opener… Recorded eight tackles, one sack, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup vs. UCF… Had an interception return of 31 yards vs. San Jose State and a 41-yard return at Oregon State… Posted three tackles for loss, two sacks, three quarterback hurries and blocked a punt vs. Idaho State…Totaled 10 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and forced one fumble vs. Idaho… Set a career-high with five tackles for loss vs. Tulsa in Armed Forces Bowl while totaling 10 tackles, two sacks, one quarterback hurry and forced a fumble…
2010 (FRESHMAN): Earned letterman honors as a freshman…Played in every game while starting in two… Recorded 35 tackles, including 24 solo… Third on the team with 7.5 tackles-for-loss including 2.0 sacks… Also had two forced fumbles, two quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery… Recovered fumble at Colorado State, taking it 44 yards for a touchdown… Had seven tackles, one TFL and a forced fumble at Utah State…Tied season high with seven tackles at Utah.