Only played one year of football at Newman-Smith HS. ... Redshirted in
2009. ... Earned praise from Tech's coaching staff at the time for his
performance during Thursday night scrimmages.... Listed behind Brian
Duncan at BUCK LB in the team's initial depth chart heading into 2010.
... Played in four games with one start (UNM) in 2010. ... Suffered a
knee injury in October and underwent season-ending knee surgery. ...
Registered three tackles and a TFL in 2010. ... Listed second at RDE
behind Dartwan Bush on Tech's post-spring depth chart.
Nicknamed "The Hawaiian Hitman." ... Father, Vili, is the well-known
mascot of the University of Hawaii (Vili The Warrior). ... Older brother
Whitley played OL for San Diego State, younger brother V.J. signed with
Utah in 2010. ... One of just three former Gatorade Players of the Year
on the Tech roster (QB Scotty Young, RB Ronnie Daniels). ... Redshirted
in 2007. ... Has played in 29 career games with seven starts (all in
2010). ... Has registered 62 tackles, six TFL, two pass breakups and a
forced fumble during his career. ... Expected to play LB and DE in 2011.
... Ended the spring listed as a co-starter at LDE with Jackson
Nicknamed "Kanye." ... Played RB at Killeen Ellison. ... Recruited to
Tech as a safety. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Moved to LB during
practices leading up to Alamo Bowl. ... Was the most improved of any LB
in the spring of 2010 according to then defensive coordinator James
Willis. ... Played in 11 games in 2010. ... Registered three tackles and
two pass breakups. ... Playing time was limited due to an eye condition.
... Ended the spring listed as the team's starter at SAM LB.
Former four-star prospect. ... Committed to Tech during his sophomore
year at Southlake Carroll HS. ... Three-year varsity starter in HS. ...
Posted 93 tackles, 23 sacks and more than five forced fumbles as a
junior and senior. ... Participated in the 2010 Under Armour
All-American Game. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed
as a co-starter at LDE with Sam Fehoko.
Committed to Kansas State during his junior year at Fort Bend Marshall
HS but switched to Tech two weeks before National Signing Day. ...
Redshirted in 2007. ... Has played in 18 career games with two starts
(both in 2010). ... Registered 23 tackles, a sack, a TFL and a forced
fumble in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart.
Began the 2008 season as Tech's primary PK. ... Eventually lost the job
to PK Matt Williams midway during the season. ... Entering his fourth
season as Tech's primary KOS. ... Logged ten solo tackles in 2009. ...
Listed as Tech's primary KOS and backup PK and P. ... Made 1-of-4 FG
attempts in 2010. ... Punted 10 times for 475 yards. ... Ended the
spring listed as the team's starting PK and backup P.