Started six of 15 games played during his rookie season of 2016.
College: Chose to return for his senior season after an outstanding junior campaign. A junior col-lege transfer who arrived in January of 2014 and bolstered the Alabama defensive front. Made 28 career starts in Tuscaloosa, playing in 29 career games. In his two seasons, recorded 112 tackles (49 solo), 2.0 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed. Came to Alabama as one of the top junior college defensive linemen in the country after spending two seasons at East Mississippi Community College.
Personal: Spent the 2011 season at Hargrave Military Academy after graduating from Goldsboro High. As a senior at Goldsboro in 2010, recorded 118 tackles with four sacks while causing a fum-ble, recovering a fumble and blocking a kick. Chose Alabama over Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Nebraska and Kentucky.