2011 JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 10 games recorded eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) earned third varsity letter.
Game-by-Game: Appeared in season opener at USC (9/3) did not play in home opener versus New Mexico State (9/10) appeared in home victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/27) appeared in loss to North Dakota State (9/24) recorded two assists in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) tallied one solo tackle in loss at Purdue (10/8) notched two tackles (one solo, on assist) in loss to Nebraska (10/22) appeared in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) garnered three tackles (two solo, one assist) in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) appeared in loss to Wisconsin (11/12) appeared in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) did not play in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).
2010 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in 11 games including two starts, making 23 total tackles (13 solo) with two stops behind the line earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Tallied three total tackles (one solo) against USC (9/16) recorded two solo stops against Northern Illinois (9/25) made his first-career start against Northwestern (10/2), posting a career-best seven tackle performance (five solo) recorded five tackles (two solo) as Minnesota's starting linebacker against Wisconsin (10/9) did not record any statistics against Purdue (10/16) or Penn State (10/23) made five tackles (two solo) against Ohio State (10/30) including one tackle for a one-yard loss made one solo stop for five-yard loss against Michigan State (11/6) did not play in the season finale against Iowa.
2009 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in nine games, recording one tackle.
Graduated from Skyline High School key member of a top-ranked defense that allowed just 203.8 yards per game helped lead Skyline to a 12-2 record and its deepest run in the playoffs since 1972 as the Raiders reached the Class 5A Division Region Final recorded an eye-popping 160 tackles as a senior also blocked 3 punts, returning one for a touchdown the Dallas Morning News 2007 Defensive Player of the Year three-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout tapped as the No. 25 weakside linebacker in the country by Scout Rivals ranks him as the No. 59 overall prospect in Texas and the No. 35 outside linebacker in the nation rated as the No. 49 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com played middle linebacker in high school one of four Skyline products to sign with the Gophers, along with Keanon Cooper, Troy Stoudermire and Da'Jon McKnight earned first team Class 5A All-State honors from the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Sports Writers Association also named the Class 5A state defensive MVP by the TSWA selected honorable mention all-state by The Associated Press collected 99 tackles and three interceptions as a junior in 2006 earned first team All-District 11-5A honors coached by Reginald Samples.
Born December 19, 1989 son of Deidre Reeves youth studies major.
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