|High School:||Alief Taylor HS|
2015 — Saw extensive playing time and assisted on one tackle in the season opener against Eastern Washington ... Totaled two tackles and assisted on a sack in win over Georgia State ... Had a productive game in win at Colorado, making five tackles and recording a sack against the Buffaloes.
2014 — Was one of Oregon’s strongest players rushing the passer as an outside linebacker coming off the edge . . . Appearing in all 15 games he demonstrated a nose to make plays, leading the team in forced fumbles with three (vs. Wyoming, California and Florida State) . . . Third on the team in sacks on the year (five) . . . Recorded a career-high 1.5 sacks against Wyoming, but truly peaked in his ability to put pressure on the quarterback towards the end of the year . . . Notched a half a sack or better in three out of the last four games of the year (Oregon State, Arizona – Pac-12 Championship and Florida State) . . . Finished the season with 30 tackles (18 unassisted) while equaling his career high with five tackles against UCLA and Oregon State . . .Was credited with four tackles against Colorado and contributed three against Wyoming . . . Broke up a pair of passes at Washington State . . . Five of his tackles came on special teams for the kickoff coverage unit . . . Taking to the field for a career-best 74 snaps at UCLA, he failed to log fewer than 30 plays on only two occasions . . . Recorded two tackles in the 2015 Spring Game.
2013 — The true freshman displayed tendencies of becoming a big-play artist as he was particularly effective coming off the edge from the line of scrimmage . . . He also was a standout on special teams, registering the team’s third-most tackles covering kicks (8) . . . Was credited with 14 tackles in 11 games, including quarterback sacks against Nicholls, California, and Oregon State . . . Posted tackles in eight games, including a season-high five stops (3 unassisted) and one forced fumble vs. the Colonels, a recovered loose football at Washington, and broke up a pair of passes vs. the Golden Bears . . . Experienced his most play in the season opener, taking part in 34 snaps vs. Nicholls.
BEFORE OREGON — Described as an athletic standout who is extremely quick off the line of scrimmage and has thrived as an outstanding pass rusher . . . The four-star athlete was prominently featured on the Rivals250 listing as No. 7 in the country at his position and 22nd among prospects within the state of Texas . . . Also rated 125th in the nation by Scout.com and was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . Responsible for creating a single-game highlight reel in a 28-7 win over Cy-Fair by accumulating 10 tackles, four quarterback sacks, one forced fumble, a fumble return for a touchdown and an interception return for another score – all in the same game . . . The All-Greater Houston second-team defensive line selection Is one of a trio of the program’s 2012 defensive ends to sign Division I letters-of-intent as the Lions finished the year with an 8-4 record and a second-round loss in the Texas state playoffs . . . Afforded 5A all-state honorable mention by the Texas Associated Press sports editors following a junior campaign in which he posted 53 tackles and 12 quarterback sacks.
PERSONAL — Major: General Social Science.
Tackles: 9, Washington State, 10/10/15
Sacks: 1.5 [t-38th], Wyoming, 09/13/14 (1-1)
Tackles for loss: 2, Washington State, 10/10/15
Fumbles forced: 1 [t-6th], 5 times
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-5th], at Washington, 10/12/13
Pass breakups: 2 [t-25th], at Washington State, 09/20/14; Cal, 09/28/13, Washington State, 10/10/15
QB hurries: 1, Washington State, 10/10/15