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• Second-year defensive tackle started every game as a rookie in 2012, the only rookie to open all 16 games for the Chiefs last season.
• Earned the club's Mack Lee Hill Award as the team's top rookie or first-year player after recording 38 tackles (28 solo), including three for loss, three QB pressures and four passes defensed.
• Originally joined Kansas City as the clubs first-round selection (11th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
• Made his first start in his NFL debut vs. Atlanta (9/9).
Signed with Kansas City (7/26/12) ... Originally entered the NFL as the Chiefs first-round draft pick (11th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
2012: Has started 16 contests at defensive tackle, registering 38 tackles (28 solo), including three for loss, three QB pressures and four passes defensed ... Started his first NFL contest for an injured DT Anthony Toribio vs. Atlanta (9/9), recording two tackles (one solo), including one for a loss ... Started for an injured DT Anthony Toribio, posting three tackles (two solo) and one pass defensed at Buffalo (9/16) ... Started at defensive tackle for an injured DT Anthony Toribio at New Orleans (9/23) ... Started at defensive tackles for an injured DT Anthony Toribio vs. San Diego, registering one solo tackle ... Posted one solo tackle and one QB pressure vs. Baltimore (10/7) ... Grabbed two solo tackles at Tampa Bay (10/14) ... Produced four solo tackles vs. Oakland (10/28) ... Had two tackles at San Diego (11/1) ... Had one tackle at Pittsburgh (11/12) ... Grabbed two tackles (one solo), a QB pressure and a pass defensed vs. Cincinnati (11/18) ... Posted four tackles (three solo), including one for loss, and a pass defensed vs. Denver (11/25) ... Registered one solo tackle and a QB pressure vs. Carolina (12/2) ... Recorded four tackles (three solo) at Cleveland (12/9) ... Posted five tackles (four solo) at Oakland (12/16) ... Tallied three solo tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defensed vs. Indianapolis (12/23) ... Had three tackles (two solo) at Denver (12/30).
Defensive tackle joined Kansas City as the clubs first-round selection (11th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft … Became the third first-round draft selection in Memphis football history … After signing his national letter of intent on February 6, 2008, he did not arrive on campus until 2009 … Saw action in 35 games (30 starts) in three seasons with the Tigers, recording 101 tackles (57 solo), 21.5 tackles for loss (-66.0 yards), 5.0 sacks (-23.0 yards), four forced fumbles and four pass breakups.
2011: Started all 12 games, recording 22 tackles (18 solo), 1.0 sack (-3.0 yards), 8.0 tackles for a loss (-26.0 yards), three passes defensed and a forced fumble … Named to The NFL Draft Report's All-America Dream Team as the scouting information service rated him as the best down lineman eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft … Added an All-America honorable mention from Pro Football Weekly … Named a second-team All-Conference USA choice and was named the Tigers' Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year.
2010: Started all 12 games at left defensive tackle … Recorded a career-high 41 tackles (21 solo), 2.0 sacks (-16.0 yards), 6.5 tackles for loss (-27.0 yards) and one pass breakup … Earned All-Conference USA honorable mention accolades.
2009: Appeared in 11 games (six
starts) … Recorded 27 tackles (18 solo), 2.0 sacks (-4.0 yards),
7.0 tackles for loss (-13.0 yards) and three forced fumbles … Named
to the Conference USA All-Freshman team. Majored in Child and
Family Studies at Memphis.
• Attended Wooddale High School in Memphis, Tenn., where he was a two-star prospect who ranked 19th on the Rivals.com Tennessee Top 20 List.
• Added all-state honors from Tennessee Football Magazine and was an All-Shelby County and Class 5A All-Region VIII selection for the Cardinals in 2007, posting 63 tackles with 8.0 sacks during his junior campaign.
• Selected to participate in the first-ever Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic in 2007.
• Named to the 2007 MIAA 4A-5A Best of the Preps Team by the Commercial Appeal.
• Named a Best of the Preps All-Metro selection in track as a junior after capturing the shot put title for Class 3-A at the state meet with a throw of 56-3.25.
• Defended his title as a senior with a throw of 54-1.25 and also won the discus event in the state meet with a throw of 156-1 while claiming city, district and region track titles.
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