Veteran defensive end who is a converted linebacker ... very quick defensive standout with great speed ... transferred from Syracuse University prior to 2009 season ... recruited by Rob Ambrose when he was an assistant coach at Connecticut ... has made 160 tackles in his first three seasons ... should be a candidate for All-Colonial Athletic Association honors.
2011 SEASON: Starting defensive end in all 12 games ... led Colonial Athletic Association defensive linemen with 73 tackles ... Tigers’ third-leading tackler ... second on team with 9.5 tackles for lost yardage ... had 3.5 sacks, second on team ... had six tackles in Morgan State win ... made five tackles with a sack and a fumble recovery in win over Villanova ... had season high nine tackles in Colgate victory ... had five tackles at Maryland ... helped Tigers to win at Old Dominion with seven tackles, including one for a seven-yard loss ... played key role in win at William and Mary with eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble ... made eight tackles with a fumble recovery against Delaware ... had six tackles in win at Maine ... led Tigers to win over New Hampshire with six tackles, including a sack ... made six tackles, including two tackles for lost yardage, in win at Rhode Island ... made four tackles in FCS playoff game against Lehigh.
2010 SEASON: Played in 10 games as a reserve ... sat out season opener at Indiana due to injury ... made seasonal high six tackles at Villanova ... made four tackles in Tigers’ upset bid against No. 7 James Madison ... had four tackles at Richmond, including one tackle for a nine-yard loss.
2009 SEASON: Played in all 11 games at outside linebacker with eight starts ... replaced injured Donte Blakey in starting lineup ... made 54 tackles, sixth on the team ... had 6.5 tackles for lost yardage ... had 2.5 sacks with two forced fumbles ... made career high 10 tackles at Northeastern with a nine-yard sack ... made nine tackles against No. 1 Richmond ...had sack and forced a fumble that Tigers recovered to stop Spiders’ first drive ... made nine tackles in season finale at James Madison ... had six tackles against No. 3 Villanova ... made six tackles against New Hampshire.
AT BALLOU H.S.: Widely-recruited standout at Ballou H.S. ... named All-Metro for Coach Moses Ware ... named as Pigskin All-American in 2006 for the Knights ... named to All-League team as a junior and senior ... made 92 tackles as a senior, including 65 solo tackles ... had ten quarterback sacks with an interception ... led Ballou to a 9-3 record and its first Turkey Bowl title ... made 98 tackles with 15 sacks as a junior ... also played basketball and ran track for the Knights ... attended Milford Academy (N.Y.) for one year ... earned All-East honors from Prep Star in 2007.
PERSONAL: Has three younger brothers and one younger sister ... lists mother as the person he admires most ... avid fan of the Washington Redskins ... favorite NFL player is Julius Peppers ... lists LeBron James as his favorite athlete ... lists Chris Tucker as his favorite actor ... favorite actress is Gabrielle Union ... favorite musician is Lil Wayne ... parents are both bus drivers for the Washington, D.C. Metro ... son of Angela Tucker and Keith Barnes ... first member of family to attend college ... born on February 8, 1989 in Washington, D.C. ... major is criminal justice.