Named to the FBS All-Independent First Team as a senior in 2013, and holds the BYU record for games played with 54 ... Member of the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy ... Started the first four games of the 2012 campaign, but forced to take a medical redshirt after suffering a knee injury ... Started all 13 games for the Cougars in 2011 at defensive end, coming up with 33 total tackles, 16 solo stops ... Already married with a child and served on a mission trip in Oklahoma City between 2008-10, which means he is much older than most of his contemporaries ... Originally from Anchorage, Alaska.