College Career: Played in 42 games and totaled 46 tackles in his UCLA career … saw most extensive action as a senior in 2013, playing in 12 games and making four starts … registered a career-high 38 tackles, including three for loss, and had two passes defensed as Bruins won 10 games for the first time since 2005 … had a career-best seven tackles in win over Washington and six tackles in Sun Bowl victory over Virginia Tech … saw action in nine games as a reserve and on special teams in 2012 and was credited with two tackles … played in 12 games as a sophomore in 2011 and had five tackles, including two in Fight Hunger Bowl against Illinois … redshirted in 2010 after suffering a leg injury during spring practice … appeared in each of the final nine games as a true freshman in 2009 and had one tackle.
Personal: Attended Diamond Ranch (Pomona, CA) High School where he was rated the No. 28 prospect in California by Rivals.com … member of Scout.com California 101, and was ranked as the No. 35 prospect … Prep Star All-West Region selection … named All-State Division II by Max Preps and selected to the GoldenStatePreps.com All-State third team … led his team to division title game and recorded 51 tackles in 12 games as a senior … also participated in track and field … majored in Anthropology.
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