PRO:2012:Spent his rookie season as a member of the New Orleans Saints practice squad after signing with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas Christian.
COLLEGE: A three-year letterman for the Horned Frogs, appeared in 40 games and finished his career with 45 tackles (32 solo), including 9.5 stops for a loss, three sacks, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick.
2011:Provided consistency and depth along the defensive front, playing in all 13 games with five starts and registering 25 tackles (12 solo). Tied for fourth on the team in tackles for loss with six.
2010: Played in all 13 games as a junior, ending the season with 11 tackles (five solo).
2009:Saw increased action over the latter stages of the season, playing in 11 games on the year. Finished the season with eight tackles.
2008:Preseason Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year. Appeared in three games as a freshman.
PERSONAL:Ranked as the nation’s No. 59 defensive end in 2006 and was named all-district for two straight years.
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Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell interviews some of the British media members as well as his teammates about the Lions' trip to the United Kingdom.