Selected by Seattle with the 15th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Started 13 of 15 games in 2014, recorded 6.5 sacks and career-high two interceptions, returning both for touchdowns (vs. Oak and vs. St. Louis) which ties the franchise-record for interceptions returned for touchdowns in a season.
- Started all 12 games played in 2013 and recorded his first-career interception. Finished season with a career-high 40 tackles (31 solo), and added 2.0 sacks.
- Played in all 16 games and led all NFL rookies with 8.0 sacks and 19 quarterback hits in 2012. Had 17 tackles (10 solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on the season. Posted a career-high 2.0 sacks on three occasions.
HONORS: 2012: Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team
COLLEGE: Made six starts in 26 games at West Virginia, recording 61 tackles (45 solos), 22.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, four quarterback pressures, five forced fumbles and one pass defensed. His 22.5 sacks ranked fifth in school history at the time of his departure and his 14.0 sacks during his junior year ranked second in the nation. Named All-Big East Conference first-team by the league’s coaches after his senior season and All-Big East Conference second-team by the league’s coaches after his junior year. Played one season for Mt. San Antonio Junior College and guided the team to a 13-1 record in 2009, sealing conference, state and national championships. Named first-team All-American by JC Athletic Bureau (LB) and Triumphant Sports (DE) and was named Player of the Year in the All-California Region III. Was the team’s second-leading tackler with 72 stops (45 solo) and led the state with 16 sacks. Named Scout.com’s junior college second-ranked player overall after the season.
PERSONAL: Attended Stockbridge High School in Atlanta and played three games as a wide receiver during his sophomore year. Transferred to Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga., but never played football. Received his GED diploma. A sociology and anthropology major at West Virginia.