University of Georgia Player of the Year Award
Defensive Player of the Year
- Career Highs: 16 tackles vs. No. 4 LSU in 2009
- 2009: Named 1-of-12 finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and 1-of-16 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
- All-SEC First Team by Associated Press, SEC Coaches and Phil Steele
- Earned team’s Vince Dooley Most Valuable Player of the Year award.
- Recieved Honorable Mention from All-College Football Insiders.
- Named to Phil Steele Midseason All-America Third Team.
- Appeared in all 13 games making 12 starts recording a team and SEC leading 130 tackles, 10 quarterback pressures and three pass break-ups
- First Bulldog since 1996-97 to record back-to-back 100-plus tackle seasons.
- Led or tied for team lead in tackles in 11 games.
- Earned CollegeFootballPerformance.com Honorable Mention Linebacker Performer of the Week after he set a career high with 16 tackles, seven solo, including 1.5 for loss vs. No. 4 LSU.
- Recorded double digit tackle totals in six games including vs. S. Carolina (15), at Arkansas (11), vs. No. 4 LSU (16), vs. No. 25 Au- burn (12), vs. Kentucky (13) and at No. 7 Ga. Tech (15).
- Named to watch lists for Rotary Lombardi Award, Lott Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Butkus Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
- Selected Preseason All-SEC First Team by Phil Steele and SEC Coaches and second-team by Lindy’s and SEC Media.
- Earned Herbie Award as #1 ranked “Outside Edge: Best Outside Linebackers”
- Tabbed by Sporting News as “SEC’s Best Hitter”
- Recipient of Leon Farmer Athletic Football Scholarship.