Pro Career: Signed with the Cardinals as a rookie free agent on 4/29/13 and was released on 9/1/13. Re-signed to Arizona’s practice squad on 9/3/13 before being elevated to the active roster on 9/25/13. Saw action in two games before being released on 10/21/13. Re-signed to Cardinals practice squad on 10/22/13. Signed a futures contract with the Cardinals on 1/1/14.
2013: After spending the first three weeks of the season on the Cardinals practice squad, was elevated to the 53-man roster on 9/25 and appeared in two games ... made his NFL debut @ TB (9/29) and notched two tackles and one special teams tackle ... appeared on defense and special teams vs. Car (10/6) … inactive (hamstring) @ SF (10/13) … inactive vs. Sea (10/17) … released on 10/21 and re-signed to the practice squad on 10/22, where he spent the remainder of the season.
College: Played in 51 consecutive games over his four seasons at Michigan and totaled 265 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, one INT and three passes defensed … started 33 straight games dating back to the middle of his sophomore season … topped 80 tackles in each of his last three years with the Wolverines … started all 13 games and recorded 82 tackles, six tackles for loss, and his first career INT as a senior … earned honorable mention All-Big Ten after starting all 13 games, registering a career-best and team-high 94 tackles and three sacks as a junior … also had five tackles for loss, one forced fumble and two passes defensed on the season … received Michigan’s Roger Zatkoff Award as the team’s top linebacker … had eight tackles in a Sugar Bowl victory over Virginia Tech … played in all 13 games and started the final seven in ’10 … finished third on the team with 82 tackles and added 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass defensed … played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman in ’09, contributing mostly on special teams and totaled seven tackles … redshirted in 2008.
Personal: Attended Detroit (MI) Country Day High School where he collected 163 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior … also threw for three TDs and had a 67-yard kickoff return for a TD … tallied 11 tackles in the Division 4 state title game … named to the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team and was ranked the No. 8 player in Michigan by Rivals.com … enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at Michigan and majored in General Studies.
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