Veteran performer at defensive tackle ... very athletic pass rusher with tremendous quickness ... transfer from Western Michigan University who joined the Tiger program prior to the 2012 season ... competing for starting position at defensive tackle.
2012 SEASON: Appeared in 11 games as a reserve on the defensive line ... made 17 tackles with 4.5 tackles for lost yardage ... also had one quarterback sack ... made season high four tackles against Old Dominion and had one sack ... recorded two tackles for lost yardage with a sack in season opener at Kent State ... helped Tigers to win over Villanova with a 14-yard sack in the fourth quarter that stopped a Villanova drive in Towson territory ... had two tackles at James Madison ... made two tackles against Maine in Tiger win ... had one tackle in win over William & Mary ... made a tackle in season finale at New Hampshire.
AT WESTERN MICHIGAN: Two-year performer ... was a red-shirt in 2010 ... played in one game in 2011 and made one tackle against Bowling Green ... member of Broncos’ team that posted a 7-6 record and lost to Purdue in the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl in Detroit.
AT CARDINAL GIBBONS H.S.: Two-time All-MIAA pick at Gibbons ... team captain of the Crusaders ... led team with 98 tackles as a senior ... selected to play in Baltimore Touchdown Club’s all-star game ... also played basketball for the Crusaders and served as team captain ... member of the track and field team at Gibbons ... attended Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) for one year and played football ... made 64 tackles with eight sacks in one year at Wyoming Seminary.
PERSONAL: Has three brothers and one sister ... lists mother as the person he admires most ... hobbies include baseball ... had summer job working at a pharmacy ... favorite NFL team is the Baltimore Ravens ... lists Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants as his favorite NFL player ... favorite book is “Life On The Mississippi” by Mark Twain ... favorite movie is “Paid In Full” ... lists Dwight Howard as his favorite athlete ... favorite actress is Jada Pinkett ... mother is a dental assistant ... son of Latonia Small ... born on July 13, 1991 in Baltimore, Md. ... major is mass communication.