Play-making linebacker who heads into 2013 as the starter at weakside linebacker after spending the last two seasons playing in the middle. Has great range, instincts and athleticism, which allows him to shoot the gap well and consistently make plays in the backfield. Enjoyed another successful season finishing as the team's third-leading tackler in 2012. Another Dick Butkus Award candidate who will team with Christian Jones to make a formidable linebacking duo. Back-up linebacker quietly had another great season...played in all 14 games and recorded multiple tackles in all 14 games this season...posted new career highs for tackles and is third on the team with 64, which is 22 more than his previous season best...had 18 more tackles than the next non-starter on the FSU defense...9.5 tackles for loss was a new career high bettering the 8.5 he posted in 2011...tied for 18th in the ACC for TFL...established a single game high for tackles with 11 versus Georgia Tech, breaking his personal best mark he set earlier this year versus NC State (10)...also led FSU versus Miami in tackles (8) and TFL (2.0)...tied his career high for TFL in a game versus Miami and NC State and now has five career games with two TFL.