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DE, N. Carolina
1997- Holds the school record in sacks...First team All-American by Football News, Walter Camp, American Football Coaches Assoc., & AP...2nd team honors by The Sporting News...3rd player in school history to earn All-Atlantic Coast Conference 1st team honors three times straight...finalist for Lombardi Award...semi-finalist for Football News’ National Defensive Player of the Year Award...named to the American Football coaches Assoc./ Burger King “Top 13” squad...1996- All-American 2nd team choice by Sporting News...3rd team honors by Football News and AP...All-ACC 1st team pick...team co-captain...started every game at weakside end...played in Gator Bowl...1995- Sophomore all-American 1st team choice by The Gridiron Report...United Press International honorable mention All-American...became the 1st NC sophomore to earn all-ACC 1st team honors since 1985...started all but one game...played in Carquest Bowl...1994- All-ACC 2nd team choice by The Sporting News...played in all but one game...sat out one game due to leg contusion...earned first career start in Sun Bowl...1993- Redshirted...High school: All-state selection as TE and DE...attended East Wake High School (NC)... Top five pick and chosen as the state’s Male Athlete of the Year...excelled in basketball, playing in the NC east/west game...
Majoring in Communication Studies at N. Carolina.....
‘97 - 87 TK, 47 SO, 40 AS, 18-79 TFL, 3 PBU, 9.0-65 Sacks, 32 Pres.....’96 - 62 TK, 36 SO, 26 AS, 18-121 TFL, 1 PBU, 12.5-99 Sacks, 38 Pres....’95 - 71 TK, 38 SO, 33 AS, 9-64 TFL, 7 PBU, 7.0-62 Sacks, 11 pres.....’94 - 24 TK, 13 SO, 11 AS, 5-29 TFL, 3 PBU, 4.0-27 Sacks, 2 Pres.
He has been a heralded 4-3 type defensive end for a long time, but is not a particularly hot guy in this draft, although he will probably go easily in the 1st round. He is an excellent sack artist, and he is a pure edge DE that has good size, AA, and speed. He does a nice job of protecting his body and keeping blockers off his feet, and he takes excellent angles to the ball on his pass rush. He is not real physical at the POA, and will need a little more strength and bulk to play the run a little better. He is an excellent football player, but not a real flashy guy, but one can not argue with his production.