AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-He entered the fall atop the depth chart at left defensive end, but missed the first portion of fall practices after undergoing arthroscopic surgery in July to mend a cartilage injury. In spring conditioning tests, he was the fastest of all the linebackers with 4.60 speed in the 40-yard dash; he also owned the best vertical leap (32 inches).
2009 (Fr.)-He played in all 12 games (no starts), as the coaches thought he could very well be one of the incoming freshman who would see immediate action. In 192 snaps from scrimmage, he recorded 10 tackles (eight solo, one for a loss, two for zero gains), along with two passes broken up, a forced fumble, a third down stop and a quarterback chasedown (near-sack). He had a season/career high three tackles (all solo) at Texas; one was for a loss and the other two for no gain. He had two tackles against Kansas, one of which forced a fumble, and one in five other games. He was the recipient of the team's Lee Willard Award, presented to the most outstanding freshman, and he was a first-team Freshman All-Big 12 team member as selected by Rivals/Yahoo! Sports.
HIGH SCHOOL-He is a two-time letterman on the football field and as a senior, earned first-team All-Erickson League and was first-team All-New England for Class A by the New England Prep School Athletic Council at the Salisbury School for coach Chris Adamson. He split time at defensive end and outside linebacker and finished the season with 70 tackles, including six sacks and six forced fumbles. He also blocked two punts and he also averaged about 2.5 quarterback hurries per game, as well. He also played on special teams on the punt block, kickoff and kickoff return units. Against Kent School, he blocked a punt, had a tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage that a teammate intercepted and returned for a touchdown and had 11 tackles, as well. Against Trinity Pauling, he amassed 14 tackles and had two sacks. Salisbury School compiled a 21-4 record the last three years and a 14-3 record the two seasons that he played football. He missed his junior season after sustaining an injury in the weight room prior to the season. His sophomore season, Salisbury completed an undefeated 9-0 season while earning the Erickson League and New England Prep School championship. He saw action at defensive end that season and compiled 40 tackles with seven sacks and had a fumble return for a touchdown. He also lettered twice in basketball; as a sophomore, Salisbury won the Erickson League championship and he led the league in rebounding, averaging 9.5 per game.
ACADEMICS-He is undecided on his major at Colorado. He earned Honor Roll status his junior and senior years in high school.
PERSONAL-He was born November 3, 1990 in Hartford, Conn. His cousin, Joe Stone, played football at Washington. Last fall, he participated in his first play in a school drama production of The Petrified Forrest, where he played the character Pyles, who was one of the gangsters. He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing basketball, baseball and lacrosse, and playing video games (favorite is Madden football).