Linebacker who helped lead the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013. He was selected to seven consecutive Pro Bowls from 2007 to 2013. He retired in 2015.
He worked as a child to help support his father, brother, and sister.
He played football at the University of Mississippi and was a two-time All-American as well as the SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
He and his three siblings moved in with his high school basketball coach after being separated from their biological dad. He has been engaged to on-off girlfriend Shenae Saifi since 2012.
He and NaVorro Bowman combined to form one of the most dominant linebacker duos in the game with the 49ers.