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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans with the 19th pick in the third round (83rd overall) of 2014 NFL Draft.
CAREER AT NOTRE DAME:
• Started 30 of 34 games at nose guard, recording 123 tackles (44 solos) that included 2.5 sacks for minus-10 yards, 14 tackles for losses totaling 32 yards and 18 quarterback pressures
• Caused one fumble and deflected six passes
• Made 92 plays against the run, limiting those ball carriers to just 88 yards and six first downs
• Posted 17 third-down tackles and two fourth-down hits vs. the ground game, in addition to posting 24 tackles inside the red zone, including nine on goal-line plays while producing 12 touchdown-saving tackles vs. the ground game
• Named to the watch lists for the Bednarick Award, Maxwell Award Watch, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award
• Consensus All-American preseason selection who started all eight games he played in, including the first seven contests on the regular season schedule
• Recorded 27 tackles (11 solos) with two stops behind the line of scrimmage, two QB pressures and a pair of pass deflections
• Second-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report and third-team choice by CBS Sports who helped Notre Dame rank 11th in the nation in rush defense
• Received Notre Dame “Moose Krause” Defensive Lineman of the Year recognition
• The defense finished seventh in the FBS in total defense (305.5 average) and second in scoring
• defense, yielding just 12.8 points per game while compiling a 12-1 record and earning a berth in the BCS Championship Game
• Made 50 tackles (20 solos) with a pair of sacks for minus-9 yards, 7.5 stops for losses of 20 yards and 10 quarterback pressures
• Caused one fumble and deflected five passes
• In 48 plays against the run, limited those ball carriers to just 17 yards, an average of 0.35 yards per attempt, the lowest figure for any starting nose guard at the major college level
• Had nine tackles for loss and stopped ball carriers at the line of scrimmage for no gain on nine other plays
• Delivered seven touchdown-saving tackles vs. the run and two more on pass plays
• Made 13 of his tackles inside the red zone, including five during goal-line plays
• Appeared in 13 games, as he earned 11 starts
• Named Freshman All-American by The NFL Draft Report, as he started all but two games
• Finished with 46 tackles (13 solos), assisted on a sack and posted 4.5 stops for losses of 9 yards
• Added six quarterback pressures and deflected one pass
• Registered 44 plays vs. the ground game, holding those ball carriers to 71 yards, no touchdowns and only four first downs
• Delivered 11 tackles inside the red zone, including four on goal-line plays
• Did not play his freshman season
• Attended William M. Raines (Jacksonville, Fla.) High School, playing football for Vikings head coach Cedric Thornton
• Recorded a combined 19 sacks as a sophomore and junior, adding 10 more during his final season
• Also posted 60 tackles in 2008, followed by a 50-tackle performance in 2009
• Regarded as the seventh-best defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service placed him 14th on their Florida Top 100 list
• Member of the Florida Super 75 and Jacksonville Super 24 teams selected by the Jacksonville Times-Union following his senior year, in addition to receiving All-First Coast honors and being named the “most disruptive player” in the state by that news service in 2009
• The Times-Union had previously chosen him second-team All-First Coast in 2008, and selected him first-team All-First Coast as a sophomore
• Also helped lead Raines High to an appearance in the Florida state playoffs as a sophomore, as the Vikings compiled a 7-4 record
• Concluded his prep career by playing in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida
• Also lettered in basketball
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