He was born on August 15, 1991 and attended Summit High School in Mansfield, TX. As a redshirt freshman at Auburn, he started 11 of 14 games at defensive end. He finished the year with 22 tackles, 7.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks. He started all 13 games as a sophomore at right defensive end, tallying 38 tackles, 6 for loss, and 1 pass breakup. As a junior, he started 7 of 12 games at defensive end, finishing with 23 tackles, 2 for loss and 1 sack. As a senior, he started 12 of 14 games, including the first 2 at defensive end before finishing the year at defensive tackle. He finished the year with 22 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 2 sacks and 1 blocked kick. He was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent following the 2014 NFL Draft.
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Signed by Atlanta Falcons on May 12, 2014.
Signed a three-year deal with Falcons in 2014.