Pro Career: Originally signed by Chicago as a rookie free agent on 5/13/13 before being released following training camp on 8/30/13. Re-signed to the Bears practice squad on 10/8/13 and was elevated to the active roster on 11/9/13. Released by the Bears on 12/26/13 and was signed to the Colts practice squad on 1/3/13. Released by the Colts on 1/6/14. Signed by San Francisco on 1/14/14. Released by the 49ers on 5/14/14 and was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on 5/16/14.
2013: Appeared in five games as a rookie with the Bears and had three tackles … after he was released following training camp, was re-signed to the practice squad on 10/8 and elevated to the active roster on 10/9 … made his NFL debut on MNF @ GB (11/4) and had an assisted tackle … saw action on defense vs. Det (11/10) … played on defense and special teams vs. Bal (11/17) and @ StL (11/24) … posted a career high two tackles @ Min (12/1) while also seeing time on special teams … inactive for the next three games before being released on 12/26 … signed to the Colts practice squad on 1/3/14 before being released on 1/6/14.
College: Started 33 of 42 career games at USC, registering 53 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … as a redshirt senior in 2011, the team captain started all 12 games and was named All-Pac-12 honorable mention while also being named the Trojans 2011 Most Inspirational Player Award … tore ligaments in his left knee as a true senior in 2010 and redshirted as he sat out the entire season … as a junior in 2009, appeared in 13 games with 11 starts, posting 25 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles … earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention and was named USC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year … as a sophomore, started the final 10 games at nose tackle after serving as a backup in the first three games … totaled 12 tackles, three tackles for loss and a pass defensed … saw brief action in four games as a true freshman and won USC’s John McKay Award and Service Team Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Personal: Last name pronounced “Two-poe” … attended Grant (Sacramento, CA) High School where he played fullback and defensive end … as a senior in 2006, earned Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, All-State first-team honors and Sacramento Bee Defensive MVP after registering 82 tackles and five sacks as Grant posted a perfect 13-0 record … as a junior in ’05, named all-area, all-city and all-league while tallying 85 tackles, 16 sacks and three fumble recoveries … also played baseball.
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