COLLEGE:Began playing football at Blinn (junior college) before being recruited to Oklahoma State where he contributed two seasons as a starting linebacker.
2012:An Academic All-Big 12 pick in 2012, led the Cowboys with 75 tackles.
2011:Finished the season with 90 tackles to rank second on the team and 16th in the Big 12.
2010:Joined the Blinn squad after attending an open tryout, recording 73 tackles and 2.5 sacks as a sophomore.
The Lions are hoping CB Chris Houston bounces back from a sub-par season, but there are no guarantees he will.
Jim Caldwell liked what he had seen and heard about Matthew Stafford when he was hired as head coach of the Lions, and his opinion hasn’t changed after the last three days of minicamp practices.