Originally entered the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks as a college free agent on May 10, 2014... Waived by the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 25, 2014... Signed to the Washington Redskins’ practice squad on Sept. 2, 2014.
Appeared in 40 career games with 33 starts at Texas from 2010-13, tallying 203 tackles (100 solo), including 27.5 sacks and 60 tackles for loss, 41 quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries... As a senior in 2013, was a consensus All-American and captured the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation’s top defensive end. Named first team All- American by Walter Camp, Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association... Led the team in tackles (86), tackles for loss (22.0), sacks (13.0) and quarterback pressures (19), and tied for first in fumbles recovered (three) in 2013. Was the only FBS lineman to lead his team in tackles and ranked tied for third nationally in sacks (1.0 per game)... Earned the 2013 Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year from the AP and San Antonio Express-News, and shared the coaches award with Jason Verrett of TCU.
Attended Plano West (Texas) H.S., where he was a prep All-American, two-time first-team all-state and all-area selection and a three-time first-team all-district selection at defensive end... Named to PARADE’s All-America High School Football Team and earned first-team All-USA honors by USA Today and EA SPORTS All-American first-team honors... Was a member of Rivals’ top 100 and ESPNU’s top 150 national prospects. Ranked as the best defensive end and second-best overall prospect by ESPNU and the best strong-side defensive end and 12th-best overall prospect by Rivals... Rated as the state’s best defensive end by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football... Recorded 259 tackles, 25.5 sacks, 56 tackles for loss, 42 pressures, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two interceptions, two blocked kicks and a touchdown over his final three seasons.... Also a four-year letterman in basketball and earned three letters in track and field.... Father, Jim, was a defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys (1983-94) and Buffalo Bills (1995-97), and is the current assistant coach/defensive line coach at the University of Colorado... Sister, Jacqueline, plays basketball for Texas State... Brother, Jaren, played basketball for Norwich University... Born on Dec. 26, 1991.
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