Two-time Buck Buchanan Award finalist is an outside linebacker/defensive end with good size (6-foot-4 1/2, 250 pounds), athleticism and a high motor, but questionable power ... He played only three seasons after redshirting in 2009 and sitting out 2010 season because of academics ... Posted a breakout year in 2011 with 14 sacks and 19 tackles for loss when South Dakota was still a member of the Great West Conference ... Was named the 2013 Missouri Valley Football Conference defensive player of the year, leading the conference in sacks (nine), tackles for loss (15) and forced fumbles (four) ... All 27 of his career sacks were solos ... Participated in the East-West Shrine Game ... Predicted he would break the 3-cone drill at the NFL Scouting Combine, but failed to do so despite a strong 6.64-second timing.
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