Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2013: Listed as the second string Mike linebacker ... scheduled to battle for starting role ... possesses good size and range ... one of three Duke linebackers with 750+ snaps of experience ... in 22 career games (6 starts), has 80 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks and three QB pressures ... has 10 career games with 5+ tackles including a career-high 10-stop performance against Clemson in 2012 ... has 15 career games with 2+ tackles ... on the field for 782 career snaps ... two-time Academic All-ACC selection.
2012: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in 13 games with four starts ... starting assignments came against FIU, Memphis, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech ... totaled 55 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and two QB pressures ... posted eight games with 5+ tackles including a season-best 10-stop outing against Clemson ... had seven tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss in the win over N.C. Central ... carded six tackles versus both Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech ... averaged 5.25 tackles per game in ACC play ... on the field for 553 snaps including a season-high 89 at Georgia Tech.
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.