NFL defensive end who signed with the Seahawks in 2013 after five seasons with the Detroit Lions. He helped lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl Championship in 2014.
He was a Second-team All-Big 10 selection during his senior season playing linebacker for Purdue University.
He was named to the Sports Illustrated All Rookie Team after being drafted in the third round by the Lions in 2008.
He was born to Samuel and Marie Avril in Jacksonville, Florida. He married Dantia Avril in 2014 and he has a son named Xavier.
He helped anchor one of the NFL's most feared defensive lines with teammate Brandon Mebane during the Seahawks' 2014 Super Bowl run.