Activated by the Carolina Panthers from the injured reserve on February 3…released by the team on August 24….signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on September 4…played in nine games, starting in two, with the the Tiger-Cats as a rookie…registered four defensive tackles, two tackles for a loss, and one pass knockdown…made CFL debut vs. Saskatchewan on September 14…recorded first career tackles at Winnipeg on September 27. Playoffs: Played in both of the Ticats playoff games, including the 102nd Grey Cup vs. Calgary…recorded four tackles in the playoffs.
Selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with the first overall pick in the 2013 CFL Draft…participated in the NFL’s Carolina Panthers rookie camp....was officially signed as an undrafted free agent following the team’s rookie camp…was placed on the Panthers injured reserve for the season on August 3 after suffering a back injury in training camp.
Played four seasons (2009-12) at the University of Calgary...registered 90.5 defensive tackles and six quarterback sacks and an interception as a Dino...recorded 22 defensive tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, and a sack in 2012...won the Peter Gorman Trophy as the CIS and Canada West Rookie of the Year in 2009...named defensive MVP of the Hardy Cup in 2009...selected to participate in the CIS East-West Bowl in 2012...won a silver medal as a representative Team Canada at the 2009 IFAF World Junior Championships in Canton, Ohio...named a Canada West All-Star in 2011 and 2012, and was selected to second-team All-Canadian in 2011...recorded the second most reps (36) in the bench press at the 2013 CFL Combine...ranked No. 3 on in the CFL’s Scouting Bureau for April 2013.