CAREER -- Has made 26 consecutive starts, which is tied with Rodgerigus Smith for the longest active streak on the team. 2008 -- Playboy Preseason All-America ... Lindy's Preseason First Team All-American ... Named to Outland Trophy and Nagurski watch lists ... Athlon Sports Preseason Third Team All-SEC ... Phil Steele's Preseason Third Team All-SEC ... Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook Preseason All-SEC Team.
SPRING 2008 -- Named the Eddie Welch Attitude and Effort Award on defense by the coaching staff following spring drills ... Defensive MVP of A-Day after tallying three tackles including a quarterback sack (-7).
2007 -- Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Second Team ... Eighth on team with 43 tackles and third in tackles for loss with 9.0 (-35) ... Had at least one tackle last 12 games ... Had a sack (.5/-4) and two tackles and a QB hurry against Alabama ... Registered four tackles, three solo, vs. UGA ... Had one of better games of season against LSU, recording five stops including two tackles for loss (-13) and first quarterback sack (-11) of season ... Had 4.5 TFLs in four games from Sept. 29 - Oct. 20 ... Recorded three quarterback hurries against Kansas State ... Career-high 10 tackles in loss to South Florida ... Also blocked a South Florida field goal attempt in the third quarter ... Had five tackles against Mississippi State ... Also notched a TFL (-1) against Bulldogs ... Three tackles, TFL (-1), a fumble recovery and an interception against New Mexico State ... Pick was first of career and came inside the NMSU red zone and returned 8-yards to the 2-yard line ... Is first AU player since Karibi Dede in 2005 at Arkansas to notch an interception and a fumble recovery in the same game ... Had four tackles and a team-high two tackles for loss (-10) along with a blocked field goal attempt in win at No. 4 Florida ... Two blocked field goal attempts on season ... Pair of stops against Vanderbilt and Arkansas ... Recorded three tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss vs. Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
2006 -- Coaches Freshman All-SEC Team ... The Sporting News Freshman All-America Third Team ... Rivals.com First-Team Freshman All-American ... The Sporting News SEC All-Freshman Team ... Finished with 38 tackles and 3.5 sacks ... Tied for third on the team with five tackles, including 2.5 for loss (-3), against Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl ... Recorded five tackles, two fumble recoveries and posted a tackle for loss (-6) against Alabama ... Finished with four tackles, including one for loss (-3), and recovered a fumble against Georgia ... Posted two tackles, including 1.5 for loss (-3), against Ole Miss ... Finished with two tackles and a quarterback hurry against Tulane ... Finished with three tackles, including two solo, against Florida ... Posted three tackles, including two solo, against Arkansas ... Finished with three tackles including one for loss (-3) against South Carolina ... Posted a sack (-6) and three tackles overall against Buffalo ... Finished with two tackles, including half for a loss, against LSU ... Posted three tackles for the second straight game and had a sack against Mississippi State ... Forced a Tray Rutland fumble in the second quarter that was recovered by Karibi Dede ... Started his first career game and posted 1.5 sacks (-2), a pass breakup and three tackles, two solo, against Washington State.
2005 -- Redshirted ... Appeared in games against Mississippi State, Ball State and Western Kentucky ... Had one tackle against Ball State.
HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Kerry Stevenson ... Totaled 81 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior ... Helped lead his team to the first round of the playoffs ... Compiled 87 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior ... Three-year starter at tackle and end ... Led his team to 6A state quarterfinals ... Three-year starter in basketball and averaged 15 points a game.
PERSONAL -- Born Feb. 23, 1987 ... Son of Elaine Marks and Matthew Winston ... Majoring in sociology.
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