2014: Named to Hendricks Award Midseason Watch List... Saw action in all 12 games, starting seven for the Bobcats... Totaled 33 tackles, including 15 solo stops and six for a total of 41 yards lost... Had a season high seven tackles against Marshall (Sept. 13)... Posted three high season stops against Akron (Oct.18)... Recorded five sacks for 39 yards lost.... Tallied one forced fumble against Central Michigan (Oct. 4)... Compiled five quarterback hurries and two pass break-ups on the season.
2013: Was named to the 13th annual Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America Team ... Started five of the 13 games he played in ... Totaled 32 tackles - including 16 solo stops, a team-high 7.5 sacks (tied for fifth on the program's all-time single season sack list), 9.5 tackles for loss, five quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup ... Recorded his first career sack and forced a fumble at Louisville (Sept. 1) ... Assisted on a tackle against North Texas (Sept. 7) ... Compiled three tackles - including a sack - against Austin Peay (Sept. 21) ... Posted three solo stops - including a career-high two sacks - at Akron (Oct. 5) ... Totaled four tackles against Central Michigan (Oct. 12) in his first career start - including a sack, another tackle for a loss and a forced fumble ... Made two tackles at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 19) - including a solo stop ... Started against Miami (Oct. 26) and piled up three tackles - including a sack ... Started at Buffalo (Nov. 5), posting two tackles - including a solo stop ... Started at Bowling Green (Nov. 12) and totaled three tackles - including a tackle for a loss and another solo stop ... Made six tackles against UMass (Nov. 29) - including one solo stop and an assist on a sack ... Started against East Carolina (Dec. 23) in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl, recording three solo stops - including a sack.
Prior to Ohio: Recorded 16 sacks and 82 solo tackles throughout his career... Earned All-Region honors as a senior... Four-year varsity letter winner... Helped his team to an 8-3 record as a senior... Attended Hargrove Military Academy for Prep School and was coached by Troy Davis.
Personal: Born March 18, 1994... Son of Glenda Basham... Has three siblings... Had perfect attendance throughout high school... Undecided on a major... Enjoys playing Xbox... Is the first member of his family to ever attend college.