Drafted with the 25th pick in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Second Seahawks defensive end selected in this draft to come from the Big East Conference (Bruce Irvin, West Virginia).
First player drafted out of Louisville in club history.
NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Played in 12 games in his rookie season, as well as both playoff games. Tallied six tackles (5 solo) and two sacks for three yards.
Played in 42 career games, starting 26 in four seasons at Louisville, registering 61 tackles, including 19 for losses of 99 yards, while racking up eight sacks to go along with two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception.
Played in nine games his senior year, missing three to injury. Totaled 19 tackles, including six for losses of 47 yards to go along with four sacks and a forced fumble.
Had a career-day at Kentucky, setting career-bests in total tackles (5) and solo tackles (3), while tying career-highs in tackles for loss (2) and sacks (2).
Played in 12 games his junior year, starting six and registering 14 tackles and two sacks.
Sophomore year was his first as full-time starter, starting all 12 games played with 24 tackles and two sacks.
Played in nine games as a true freshman with three starts.
Attended St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he played for the nation’s top-ranked team, leading them to a perfect 15-0 record and a state championship win over Mentor, 27-0.
Started all 15 games at defensive end in his only season of football for St. Xavier, recording 57 tackles, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Earned second-team All-GCL honors, was selected Honorable Mention All-Cincinnati and was selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game.
Played four seasons on the basketball team, averaging 7.0 points and 3.0 rebounds.
Also performed for three seasons in the marching band. Sociology major.