Returns for second season in the AFL and with the Storm… Led team in pressure prior to breaking his arm early in the 2012 season...Acquired by Storm on Feb. 13, 2012…Spent 2011 preseason with the Minnesota Vikings.
2012: Highlights: GP/GS – 3/3…Injured L. Arm in third game of the season…Placed on IR 4/2…Led team in pressures prior to injury....3/10 at Chicago: Started at the JLB position, recording 1.5 tackles and a PBU, had 6 pressures…3/16 vs GEO: Started at the MLB position and tallied 3.5 tackles, had 6 pressures...3/30 vs JAX: Started at the MLB position, recording .5 tackle before injuring his L. Arm…4/6 at NOV: Injured reserve...4/13 vs CLE: Injured reserve...4/20 at PHI: Injured reserve... 4/30 vs. KCC: Injured reserve...5/5 vs. ORL: Injured reserve...5/12 at GEO: Injured reserve... 5/19 at CLE: Injured reserve... 5/26 vs MKE: Injured reserve...6/2 at JAX: Injured reserve... 6/15 at ORL: Injured reserve... 6/23 vs SAT: Injured reserve... 6/29 vs PHI: Injured reserve... 7/7 at PIT: Injured reserve...7/14 vs NOV: Injured reserve... 7/21 at SPO: Injured reserve.
Other Professional Experience: Signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted rookie free agent, attended training camp and was released just prior to the start of the 2011 NFL season.
February 13, 2012 – Acquired by Tampa Bay Storm
September 2, 2011 – Released by Vikings
July 27, 2011 – Signed by Minnesota Vikings
Was a three-year starter at Northeastern University before the school dropped the football program in 2009…Transferred to NC State in January of 2010 and moved right into the starting defensive end position where he recorded 20 tackles, 4.5 for loss and three sacks… While at Northeastern, was a two-time Colonial Athletic Association Academic all-conference choice and played 34 games while recording 141 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 12 sacks at defensive end and linebacker for Coach Rocky Hager.
Lettered in football, basketball and track at Rocklin High School... Earned all-conference honors as a senior... Hails from an athletic family, his sister Dorcas is a heptathlete at Wisconsin, sister Deborah ran track at Stanford (2005-08) and brother Akin was a linebacker at Arizona (2002-06) ... Majored in business with a finance concentration and in the offseason he worked as an Equities Trader for T3 Trading Group.