The Houston Texans are Back to Football, so it’s time for you to get Back To Tailgating at the Academy Sports +Outdoors located at 23155 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77449 on Saturday, August 13 from 10am-12pm.
Join the Houston Texans Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, TORO, and the Deep Steel Thunder for this free event that includes live music and fun games. Learn from the best of the best as the H-E-B Tailgaters of the Game show you exactly how to prepare for the 2016 season.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Atlanta Falcons in the third round (91st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft...Signed by Falcons on July 28, 2011...Traded to Houston Texans for QB T.J. Yates on June 18, 2014...Re-signed with Texans on March 24, 2015.
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
Made 20 regular season and three postseason starts with Atlanta (2011-13)
Totaled 108 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three passes defensed, four quarterback hits, 10 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in his three seasons with Atlanta
Has 16 tackles and one tackle for loss in three postseason games
38 career special teams tackles
2015 (Houston 0/0):
Re-signed with the Houston Texans on March 24, 2015
2014 (Houston 15/7):
Started seven of the 15 games he played in. Tallied 27 tackles, 11 special teams tackles, six quarterback hits, two tackles for loss and a sack
Played on special teams in his Texans’ debut against Washington (9/7)
Made his fourth special teams tackle of the season at Dallas (10/5)
Made a pair of special teams tackles at Pittsburgh (10/20)
Made his first start as a Texan and recorded four tackles and a quarterback hit at Tennessee (10/26)
Set a season high with five tackles vs. Philadelphia (11/2) in Week 9
Matched a season high with five tackles and had a sack, quarterback hit and two tackles for loss at Cleveland (11/16) in Week 11
Recorded five tackles and a quarterback hit for the third straight game vs. Cincinnati (11/23) in Week 12
Inactive in Week 13
Registered three tackles and a pair of special teams tackles at Jacksonville (12/7) in Week 14
Started an had a tackle, two quarterback hits and a special teams tackle vs. Baltimore (12/21) in Week 16
Made four tackles vs. Jacksonville (12/28) in week 17
2013 (Atlanta 15/7):
Led the Falcons defense and tallied a game-high 12 tackles (five solo) with two tackles for loss at New Orleans (9/8)
Posted five tackles (four solo) with one pass defensed against St. Louis (9/15)
Recorded his first career sack at Miami (9/22) and teamed up with DT Peria Jerry for a second sack late in the game. Also logged five tackles (four solo), one tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits in the game.
Led the team with nine tackles (five solo) and one QBH against New England (9/29)
Inactive against the Jets (10/7)
Totaled six tackles (five solo) against Tampa Bay (10/20)
Posted four tackles (three solo) with one tackle for loss at Arizona (10/27)
Notched five tackles (three solo) with one tackle for loss at Carolina (11/3)
Recorded six tackles (two solo) for the defense against Seattle (11/10)
Made one tackle on the special teams at Tampa Bay (11/17)
Credited with one tackle in the game against New Orleans (11/21)
Posted one special teams tackle against Buffalo (12/1)
2012 (Atlanta 16/13, 2/2):
Played in all 16 games, including 13 starts at middle linebacker during his sophomore season
Started both playoff games and led the Falcons with 16 postseason tackles
Set career highs with 61 tackles (40 solo), five tackles for loss and two passes defensed
Part of a defense that ranked fifth in the NFL, allowing 18.7 points per game
Signal caller for a defense that held opponents to 20 points or less nine times
2011 (Atlanta 16/0, 1/0):
Earned PFW/PFWA All-Rookie honors after recording 19 special teams tackles
Played in all 16 games and made one tackle on defense
Played in the Wild Card Playoff against the New York Giants (1/8/12) and made one special teams tackle
Recorded a career-high four special teams tackles at Carolina (12/11)
Started 29-of-47 games at Georgia, including 16 at strong-side outside linebacker and 13 at strongside inside linebacker
Posted 240 tackles (133 solo) with 4.5 sacks (42 yards) and 12 tackles for loss (54 yards) with two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five passes defensed
Earned All-SEC second team honors in 2010 after leading the Bulldogs with 126 tackles (69 solo) with 2.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss
Served as one of the team’s co-captians and shifted from a 4-3 strong-side linebacker to an inside linebacker in the 3-4 defense his senior season
As a junior in 2009, appeared in eight games with four starts and registered 32 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss
As a sophomore, he started eight games and produced 46 tackles (27 solo), 1.5 sacks and three tackles for loss
Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll as a junior and a senior, and earned the team’s ‘True Grit’ Award in 2010
Graduated from UGA in December 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in housing
A Douglass, Ga. native, attended Douglass High School registering 140 tackles as a senior and earning Super Southern 100 honors from the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution and Class 5A first team All-State accolades from the Georgia Sports Writers Association
Named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team, the Valdosta Daily Times All-State defensive squad
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