Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Pirates Ready For First Scrimmage At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Pirates Open Second Week Of Drills In Shells
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Start Of Spring Practice
A high-impact performer on the defensive line who potentially could make a quick climb on the unit's two-deep after sitting out the spring practice period because of a left shoulder injury ... Sports medicine personnel indicate full clearance prior to the start of fall camp ... Recorded one of the unit's top times in the 3-cone drill (7.42) during strength and conditioning testing ... Also logged a 4.88 time in the 40 and a 30" vertical leap.
2011: Made contributions on the scout squad during redshirt campaign as a true freshman ... Signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: Played both tight end and defensive end for the Marlins as a senior ... Guided Bayside to a 13-1 record and the Virginia High School League Group AAA Division 6 state semifinals during final campaign ... Team suffered only loss of the season in semifinals, falling 42-27 to Hermitage ... At the start of the second half of Hermitage contest, returned a fumble 72 yards for a score that pulled the Marlins to within one ... Selected to the Honorable Mention All-Beach District Team following final season ... Totaled seven tackles and a sack in Bayside's 33-13 victory over Woodside in the Eastern Region semifinal ... Tallied seven tackles, three for lost yardage and a fumble recovery during a blanking of Landstown in the third week of the season ... An integral part of a defense that surrendered just 15 points per game and posted a pair of shutouts ... Did not participate as a sophomore or junior ... Played the final three games of freshman season at the varsity level after earning a promotion from JV squad ... Was clocked at 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash during prep testing day ... Played for head coach Darnell Moore.
Personal: Majoring in criminal justice.