Drafted with the fourth pick in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.
HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted with the fourth pick in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. Twelfth player selected out of UW in club history (Last: Will Dissly, 2018).
COLLEGE: Played in 53 games with 22 starts. Started all 14 games his senior season. Led the nation in tackles in 2018 with 176. In his career, recorded 338 tackles (190 solo), 11.5 TFLs, 4.0 sacks, four interceptions, 16 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.
Senior: Among many honors, was selected All Pac-12 First Team and was named the Pac‐12 Scholar of the Year for football and was also the Pat Tillman Pac‐12 Defensive Player of the Year. Started all 14 games and finished the year leading NCAA-FBS with 176 total tackles, in addition to 5.5 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, 2 INTs, 8 passes defensed, 4 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries.
Junior: Named to the Academic All‐Pac‐12 first team. Named second‐team All‐Pac‐12. Played in all 13 games, starting eight, and recorded 84 tackles (52 solo), 4.0 TFLs, 1.0 sacks, one interception, six passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
Sophomore: Played in every game of the season. Recorded 44 tackles (25 solo), 1.0 TFLs, one interception, and two passes defensed. Six tackles, one for a loss, in the Pac‐12 Championship Game win over Colorado.
Freshman: Played in 12 of 13 games as a true freshman. Named the UW's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player award.
PERSONAL: Named the MaxPreps All‐Northern California Defensive Player of the Year and Division III State Player of the Year as a senior in 2014. Led the Gators to a 13‐0 record, the PAL‐Bay Division title and the CIF Central Coast Section Open Division crown in 2014, leading the team in tackles, with 116, despite missing much of the first half of the season due to an Achilles tendon injury suffered during track season. Also rushed for 1,086 yards on 106 carries, had 224 receiving yards and scored 19 touchdowns. As a junior, helped Sacred Heart to a 13‐2 record, its first Northern California Division III title, and its first berth in the Division III championship game. Notched 204 total tackles (136 solo), six sacks and four interceptions while rushing for 451 yards and 11 TDs. Also was a sprinter on the track team, running the anchor leg on a 4x‐100 team that set a school record.