2013 — Made appearances in all 13 games as a reserve, recording 13 unassisted stops among his 32 total tackles . . . Posted takedowns in 12 of his outings, including a career-best six tackles (two solo) at Stanford . . . Accumulated three solo tackles, a sack (loss of 15 yards), and a forced fumble in the win over Oregon State . . . Added a second QB sack the following game in the Alamo Bowl win over Texas . . . Also accrued a trio of takedowns in triumphs over Tennessee, California, Washington State, UCLA, and Utah while taking part in a season-high 57 snaps vs. the Utes . . . Picked up his first career fumble recovery to go along with a solo stop during the season-opening win over Nicholls.
2012 — Played in minimum of 20 snaps in nine of 13 appearances, led by 43 plays in the season opener vs. Arkansas State … Credited with season-high three tackles against the Red Wolves, Washington and Arizona State (two solo), and broke up one pass vs. Colorado . . . Recorded a pair of tackles in victories at California and Oregon State … Contributed one stop on six other occasions while being denied tackles in only two games . . . Tested among team’s strongest linebackers following off-season workouts, posting a 495-lb. squat and 335-lb. bench press.
2011 — Defensive scout team player of the week prior to win vs. Arizona State … Scout team player of the week leading up to win over Nevada.
BEFORE OREGON — A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … Rated as the No. 30 outside linebacker prospect by ESPN … Ranked as the 21st-best player at his position by Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports, No. 49 by Scout.com and No. 60 by Rivals.com … PrepStar Magazine All-West Region … Considered the No. 85 prep recruit in the state of California by Rivals.com … As a senior, tallied 55 tackles, including 38 solo stops, made one sack and forced a fumble for the Lancers, who finished 10-2 and advanced to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 playoff bracket … Named 2010 All-Moore League first-team at linebacker … Recorded 69 tackles and six sacks as a junior in 2009, when Lakewood finished 11-2, won the Moore League and made it to the third round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
PERSONAL — Parents: Dorothy Cassell. Family: Two brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Lakewood (Thadd McNeal), 2011. Major: Psychology.
Tackles: 6, at Stanford, 11/07/13 (2-4)
Sacks: 1, Oregon State, 11/29/2013 (15 yards)
Tackles for loss: 1, Oregon State, 11/29/2013 (15 yards)
Fumbles forced: 1, Oregon State, 11/29/2013
Fumbles recovered: 1, Nicholls, 08/31/13
Pass breakups: 1, Colorado, 10/27/12