Linebacker who was drafted in the second round at #41st overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2016 NFL Draft. He first rose to prominence playing for Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide, where he won the 2015-2016 National Championship as a senior.
He played high school football at Bob Jones High School. He ended his senior season ranked as a 4-star recruit by Rivals, and the #1 middle linebacker in the class of 2012.
He was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2015 regular season. He won the SEC Championship as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide in three out of his four years as a student-athlete there.
He was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama.