2013 All-ACC First Team member after finishing tied for eighth among all FBS players with 11.5 sacks ... Selected to the All-ACC Second team in 2012 ... Started every game as a sophomore in 2011 and played in 11 games, with three starts as a freshman ... Participated in the 2014 Senior Bowl for the North team ... Recorded 78 tackles, 20 stops for loss, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior ... Tallied 40 tackles, including 15.5 for a combined loss of 56 yards, four sacks for 32 yards, eight quarterback hurries and three pass breakups in 2012 ... Played vital role in UNC's record setting performance versus Rutgers in 2011 as he was named the team's defensive player of the game after the Tar Heels limited the Scarlet Knights to just one rushing yard ... Has an impressive build with long arms and broad shoulders ... Shows good quickness off the snap in addition to decent straight-line speed ... Struggles turning the corner when pursuing the passer ... Will be able to contribute in a 4-3 alignment right away as a left end.
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