AT COLORADO: This Season (Jr.)-Enters the fall listed second at nose tackle, but will figure into CU's up-front rotation regardless. He was the Iron Buffalo Award winner among the team's defensive linemen for hard work, dedication, toughness and total poundage lifted in the weight room. His 717-pound squat tied for the best on the team, with his 391-pound power clean tying for second best.
2009 (Soph.)-He saw action in 10 games (all but Wyoming and West Virginia, no starts), getting in for 91 snaps from scrimmage. He had four tackles (three solo) and a fumble recovery on the season; the latter came against Nebraska, when he had a season-high two tackles (one solo). He bulked up a bit in-between his redshirt frosh and sophomore seasons to the tune of adding about 10 pounds of muscle to his frame.
2008 (Fr.-RS)-Saw action in 11 games (all but Eastern Washington, no starts) as he also practiced on the offensive line around midseason after injuries ransacked the depth on the other side of the trenches. On defense, he was in for 89 snaps from scrimmage, registering three solo tackles. He did play one game on offense (wore jersey No. 76), playing 17 snaps at guard against Kansas State; he did not play on defense in that contest. He had four tackles, including a sack, in the three main spring scrimmages.
2007 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced all fall on the defensive line, mainly at tackle. The coaches selected him as the scout team defense player of the week for the Baylor game.
HIGH SCHOOL-A two-year letterman, he was named first-team All-State, All-Area, All-Region, All-Mid-State and was on the Tennessee 2006 Dream Team as a senior. He was also a finalist for Mr. Football in Tennessee after recording 58 tackles, 12 for losses including five quarterback sacks, and a pass broken up at the defensive tackle position. He has some experience on offense, as he practiced as the team's backup center. As a junior, he was named All-Area after registering 92 tackles, six tackles for a loss, six sacks and a fumble recovery at defensive tackle. His top game as a senior came against Lebanon, as he made 12 tackles, one for a loss and another for a quarterback sack in Riverdale's 30-10 victory. As a junior, he recorded 11 tackles, two for losses with a sack in a 50-3 win over Siegel. That same season against La Vergne, he was in on 10 tackles and had a quarterback sack in a 28-20 win. Under head coach Ron Aydelott, Riverdale went 11-2 his senior season, making it to the state quarterfinals, following up a 13-1 season his junior year when Riverdale advanced to the state semifinals.
ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Ethnic Studies at Colorado.
PERSONAL-Born September 1, 1989 in East St. Louis, Mo. His hobbies include watching game film with his 10-year old brother, Anfernee. (Last name is pronounced gore-ray)
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|2009||10||91||3||1||4||0- 0||0- 0||0||0||1||0||0||0|
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