7th round pick for the Chargers in 2011 found a home on the team as a backup linebacker and special teams ironman. He did not miss a game in his first three seasons.
He played both running back and linebacker at Blue Valley West High School before earning a scholarship for the University of Missouri.
He was starter at weakside and strongside linebacker during his time at the University of Missouri.
His mother's name is Tina and his father's name is Tom.
He was teammates and friends with future Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert at the University of Missouri.