Selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, this linebacker spent his collegiate years at NC State, where he earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week and ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
During his high school career, he played quarterback, safety and linebacker while also lettering in baseball and basketball. He was even a Golden Glove winner in boxing.
He cut his trademark long hair in the 2013 offseason to donate to a charity program benefiting youth fighting cancer.
He was born in Monroe, Michigan.
He became teammates with fellow linebacker Erin Henderson in Minnesota.