He was born on October 23, 1992 and graduated from Greenville (MI) High School. As a redshirt freshman he appeared in seven games and recorded two tackles. He earned second-team Academic All-American honors. As a sophomore he started 11 games at defensive tackle, recording 57 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, one interception returned 20 yards for a touchdown, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two blocked kicks and one punt return for seven yards. He earned second-team Academic All-American honors for the second consecutive year, along with All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) first team and All-Academic team honors. As a junior he started all 12 games, recording 76 tackles, 12 for loss, 5.5 sacks, five pass breakups and three forced fumbles. He earned first-team Academic All-American, first-team All-GLIAC, GLIAC All-Academic team honors. He was also a finalist for the Upshaw Award, given to Division II's best lineman. His senior season saw him start all 12 games, recording 81 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, five pass breakups, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick. He also earned first-team Academic All-American and All-GLIAC honors. He was originally signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Signed by Buffalo Bills on May 2, 2016 ... Cut by Bills on August 30, 2016 ... Signed by New Orleans Saints to their practice squad on December 13, 2016 ... Re-signed by Saints on January 2, 2017 ... Cut by Saints on September 1, 2017 ... Signed by Atlanta Falcons on April 17, 2018.
Signed by Falcons to a one-year contract in 2018.