Returning starter at inside linebacker ... named to the 2013 Pre-Season All-Colonial Athletic Association team ... hard-hitting linebacker who was a key to the Tigers’ defensive success last season ... transfer from Dean Junior College who joined the Tigers prior to the start of pre-season.
2012 SEASON: Played in 10 games for the Tigers at middle linebacker ... starter in nine contests ...named second team All-Colonial Athletic Association ... earned second team All-American honors from College Sports Madness ... did not start in season opener at Kent State ... missed Rhode Island game with an injury ... made 74 tackles in 10 games to tie for second on the team ... ranked 10th in CAA in tackles with 7.4 per game average ... led Tigers with 12 tackles for lost yardage ... tied for team lead with five quarterback sacks ... led the Tigers to a 49-35 win over Villanova with 12 tackles, including three tackles for lost yardage and two sacks ... posted 12 tackles against Old Dominion ... made 10 tackles in victory over Maine ... tallied nine tackles with three tackles for lost yardage at James Madison ... helped the Tigers to a win over Delaware with eight tackles, including a sack ... had seven tackles with a sack at Louisiana State ... also made 2.5 tackles for lost yardage at LSU ... helped Tigers to win over William & Mary with six tackles.
AT DEAN JUNIOR COLLEGE: Led the Bulldogs to the Northeast Football Conference championship ... made 52 tackles for the Bulldogs in 2011 ... finished third on team in tackles despite missing two games ... named as Defensive MVP for the Bulldogs ... one of eight Eagles who signed with four-year colleges.
AT CLEVELAND CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S.: Three-year standout at fullback and linebacker for the Ironmen ... led team to a 6-4 record as a senior.
PERSONAL: Has one brother and one sister ... lists grandmothers as the people he admires the most ... favorite NFL team is Cleveland Browns ... lists London Fletcher as his favorite NFL player ... favorite athlete is LeBron James ... father works at the Cleveland Botanical Garden ... mother runs a daycare center ... son of Bruce Wingfield and Sytoya West ... born on January 24, 1992 in Cleveland, Ohio ... major is psychology.