Defensive Player of the Year
Named honorable mention All-ACC... The team leader in total tackles (95), and ranked sec- ond in tackles for loss (8.0). Also had two pass break-ups and two forced fumbles... Produced a career-high 11 tackles and a tackle-for-loss vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)
Recorded a team-high nine tackles and a tackle for loss at Duke (Nov. 14)
Had eight tackles and a half-tackle for loss vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 7)
Recorded nine tackles at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)
Tech’s nominee for ACC defender of the week after recording six tackles and two tackles for loss in the 34-9 win at Virginia (Oct. 24)
Had eight tackles and a tackle for loss in the win over Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)
Recorded nine tackles at Florida State(Oct. 10)
Recorded the first two fumble recoveries of his career, had eight tackles, seven solo tackles and a tackle for loss at Mis- sissippi State (Oct. 3).
Was named the ACC co-Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance... Recorded five tackles and a career-high two pass break-ups in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 5)
Endured an injury-plagued 2008 sophomore year... Began the 2008 season as a starter but was injured (dislocated wrist) in the season opener. Did not get back into full swing until late in the season... Considered a quarterback of the Yellow Jacket defense... One of the strongest players on the team... Widely referred to as “Gladiator”.