Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012: Charted as a second string linebacker ... scheduled to compete for starting nod ... made good progress during spring drills ... has displayed good instincts and abilities ... coaches are excited about his potential ... picked up valuable experience over the final four weeks of the 2011 season by starting twice, playing an average of 35.5 defensive snaps per contest and recording 20 total tackles ... in nine career games (2 starts), has 25 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks and one QB pressure ... has three career games with 3+ tackles including a career-high nine-stop performance against Georgia Tech in 2011 ... on the field for 229 career snaps.
2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in nine games with two starting assignments ... did not see action in the Richmond, Boston College and FIU contests ... recorded 25 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks on the year ... received starting nods against Virginia and Georgia Tech ... against the Cavaliers, posted seven stops including one for loss and, one week later, contributed a season-high nine tackles versus the Yellow Jackets ... registered 1.5 quarterback sacks in the Wake Forest contest ... averaged 5.0 tackles per game over the final four weeks of the season ... on the field for 229 total plays including a season-high 63 snaps at Virginia.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterman at Baylor under coach Phil Massey ... charted as the No. 31 inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... listed as the No. 3 linebacker and the No. 23 overall prospect in Tennessee by Rivals.com ... as a senior, totaled 121 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three caused fumbles while captaining Baylor to a 12-2 record and berth in the state championship game ... 2010 Defensive Player of the Year choice by the Chattanooga Times Free Press ... first team all-state (2-AA) selection by Tennessee Sports Writers Association in 2010 ... All-Dixie Region choice by SuperPrep ... as a junior, carded 101 tackles, eight tackles for loss and seven caused fumbles and earned all-state honors ... had 95 tackles during sophomore campaign ... also participated in wrestling ... captured the state championship in the 215-pound weight class as a junior ... member of four state championship wrestling teams — dual (2008-09) and individual (2008-10).
Personal: Son of Keith and Mary Helton ... uncle, James Hennen, lettered in football at Army (1962) ... uncle, John Hennen, lettered in baseball at Auburn (1969) ... born May 28, 1992.