Names a Football Writers Association of America First-Team All-American in 2013 ... Won the Nagurski-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Award, was named the Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year, and was a Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist ... Consensus First-Team All-Big Ten (coaches and media) in 2013 as well as First-Team (coaches) honoree in 2012 ... Amassed 111 stops in 2013 to lead the team and rank fourth in the Big Ten .. Ranks sixth all-time at Wisconsin in tackles (420), fifth in solo tackles (234) and fourth in career tackles for loss (50) ... Doesn't let small size affect his play ...Very smart in diagnosing plays, and is very passionate ... Attacks the line of scrimmage ... Lacks top-end speed and struggles in that regard sideline to sideline, but makes up for it with determination.
Use of the photos contained herein for graphic accompaniment relative to the NFL Draft commentary and biographies of players is accomplished through the courtesy of Getty Images, are for editorial use only and no model, property or other releases are granted with these images. Any reproduction, copying, retransmission, redistribution, branding (other than as initiated and implemented by sportsnetwork.com) or other use is strictly forbidden without the express written permission of Getty Images and/or The Sports Network.