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2019 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in 11 games as a reserve defensive lineman … Finished the season with 14 tackles (six solo), 3.0 tackles-for-loss off 2.5 sacks for 13 yards … Also hurried the quarterback once and forced a fumble … Recorded multiple tackles in three games – three vs. The Citadel (Sept. 14), two vs. North Carolina (Oct. 5) and four at Miami (Fla.) on Oct. 19 … In addition to four tackles at Miami (Fla.), also made his first career sack for a loss of 4 yards and recovered a fumble in the endzone for a first-quarter touchdown … Registered a tackle in five straight games – four at Miami (Fla.), one vs. Pitt (Nov. 2), one at Virginia (Nov. 9), one vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 16), and one vs. NC State (Nov. 21) … Tallied a second sack on the season, this time for 5 yards at Virginia … Also recorded a half-sack each at home against Virginia Tech and NC State.
2018 (True Freshman): Redshirted due to only seeing action in two games – wins over Alcorn State (Sept. 1) and North Carolina (Nov. 3) … Recorded only two tackles of the season in the opener vs. Alcorn State … Was one of 13 true freshmen to see game action for the Yellow Jackets.
High School: Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports/Scout and Rivals … Three-time all-state honoree … Three-time first-team all-region selection … Named Region 7-5A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … Helped lead Rome H.S. to back-to-back Georgia 5A state championships as a junior and senior (2016, 2017) … Recorded 6.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss as a senior while anchoring a dominant Rome defense that allowed only 30 points in 15 games, en route to a perfect 15-0 record … Three-year letterwinner … Served as team captain as a senior … Coached by John Reid.
Personal: Has five siblings … Brother, Jamious, is a sophomore running back at Georgia Tech … Brother, Jaylen, is a linebacker at Virginia Tech … Brother, Ja’Kolbi, is a defensive back at Georgia Military College … Father, Tyrone, played football at UAB … Majoring in business administration.