AT COLORADO: This Season (Sr.)-He earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the league coaches, as well as second-team All-Colorado honors from the state's chapter of the National Football Foundation. At the end of the year, his teammates selected him as the recipient of the team's Tom McMahon Award, for dedication and work ethic. He played in all 12 games at "sam" outside linebacker (10 starts, the final 10 games of the year), seeing action for 444 snaps from scrimmage. He led the team in quarterback pressures with 15, two of which caused interceptions, and racked up 36 tackles, 21 of the solo variety; 12 of those were for zero or minus yardage, as he had five quarterback sacks, four other tackles for loss and three tackles for zero. He added five third down stops, a pass broken up and a quarterback chasedown (near-sack). His one forced fumble was one of CU's biggest plays of the season, as he stripped the ball from Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray at CU's 31-yard line with 1:55 left to preserve a 29-27 victory. He earned co-defensive player of the week honors in the Big 12 for that game, when he also had five tackles, one for a loss, and a third down stop in addition to the forced fumble. He was the Iron Buffalo Award winner among the team's linebackers for hard work, dedication, toughness and total poundage lifted in the weight room.
2009 (Jr.)-He started all 10 games he appeared in, missing the Iowa State and Oklahoma State games after suffering a concussion in practice the Wednesday before the ISU contest. He was in for 497 snaps from scrimmage and recorded 30 tackles (16 solo, seven for losses include two-and-a-half quarterback sacks). He also had six hurries, four third down stops, and one fumble recovery, forced fumble, pass broken up and caused interception. Against Nebraska after returning to the lineup, he racked up a career-high seven tackles (two solo) with a hurry. He was CU's Lineman of the Week on two occasions, against Wyoming when he had four tackles, all solo, two being quarterback sacks, and against Texas A&M, when he had three tackles and a half-sack. He also had four solo tackles, two for losses with a forced fumble and recovery at West Virginia. He was a recipient of the Gold Group Commitment Award, selected by the CU coaches, which recognizes excellence with class in a variety of areas.
2008 (Soph.)-He saw action in eight games, opening with solid play against Colorado State, but he suffered a leg injury that would sideline him the next four games. He did return to play in the final seven, posting 18 tackles for the year (nine solo, four losses including a sack), with five third down stops, three quarterback hurries, two passes broken up and a forced fumble. He had a season-high four tackles (two solo) against Oklahoma State, with three against Kansas State (all solo) and Nebraska. He had an outstanding spring and ended drills in a virtual tie atop the depth chart at outside linebacker with the veteran Brad Jones. He had 10 tackles (eight solo, three for losses with a sack) in the three main spring scrimmages, and the coaches selected him as the recipient of the Dan Stavely Award as the most improved defensive lineman for spring ball.
2007 (Fr.-RS) -He saw action in four games, including two on defense, where he was in for a total of eight plays. Six of those came in the Miami-Ohio game where he registered his only tackle on the year, which was a solo stop. He also appeared on special teams on occasion. He had eight tackles (seven solo) and a third down stop in the four full spring scrimmages.
2006 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced the entire fall as an outside linebacker.
HIGH SCHOOL-Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 5 overall prospect in Hawai'i, and as the No. 46 overall weak side defensive end in the nation. He earned OIA (Oahu Interscholastic Association) player of the year honors as a senior, as he was a first-team all-state selection by the Honolulu Advertiser in addition to being a first-team all-OIA performer at defensive end. He was a three-time, first-team all-league performer, and also garnered first-team all-state honors as a junior and second-team mention as a sophomore. A three-year starter, he had 50 quarterback sacks in his career, including 17 as a senior when he had 65 tackles (50 solo), with 12 forced fumbles, five recoveries (one returned for a touchdown), six passes broken up and two blocked punts. He led a defense that posted eight shutouts en route to winning the state title. He had 15 sacks as a junior, 16 as a sophomore and two his freshman year, when he made the varsity as a 160-pound end. Top games as a senior included a 43-0 win over Farrington, when he had 10 tackles, eight for losses including four sacks, two forced fumbles and a blocked punt, and a 52-0 victory over Kaimuki, when he had 12 tackles, four for losses, and a fumble recovery he returned 28 yards for a touchdown. He lettered four times for coach Siuaki Livai, as Kahuku has become a state power, challenging traditional dominant schools St. Louis and Punahou. Kahuku won the state championship both his senior year (with a 15-1 record) and his sophomore campaign (going 14-0), while reaching the semifinals his junior season (finishing 12-2). That added to a 41-3 record over the three seasons after KHS went 6-4 his freshman year. He also lettered three times in soccer (goalie), and four times in track (throws), with bests of 150-0 in the discus and 46-0 in the shot put.
ACADEMICS-He graduated with a degree in Ethnic Studies from Colorado in December 2010. He owned a 3.1 grade point average in high school, and was a member of the Honor Roll his sophomore through senior years.
PERSONAL-Born March 4, 1988 in Kailua, Hawai'i. His hobbies include most sports and spending time at the beach. An uncle (mother's side) is Chris Naeole, the former CU All-American offensive guard who has played the last nine years in the National Football League with New Orleans and Jacksonville. His father (Byron), also the Oahu player of the year in 1986, played linebacker at Brigham Young in the late 1980s. In high school, he volunteered for a local elementary school reading program (K-6) at his mother Abigail's school (she is an educational assistant). B.J. stands for Byron junior. (Last name is pronounced bead-E.)