Defensive tackle who was selected 13th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He won the Outland Trophy for the NCAA's top interior lineman in 2013, while anchoring the University of Pittsburgh defense.
He was named All-State Class AAAA during his last two seasons playing for Penn Hills High School.
In addition to the Outland Trophy, he was named a 2013 AP First Team All-American and the 2013 ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He won the Outland Trophy a year after Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel.