An experienced linebacker who will provide leadership at the position and also play a crucial role on special teams... Redshirted last season to improve linebacker depth for 2013... Voted a team captain.
2011: Saw time in 12 games on special teams and as a backup linebacker... Registered tackles against Kent State and Kansas.
2010: Appeared in 12 games, including four starts... Totaled 47 tackles with two sacks... Was stellar against UCF as he tallied team-high 13 tackles and his first career sack... Came back with six stops and another sack against Nebraska... Had another double-digit tackle contest against Texas when he made 10 stops... Also made five tackles against both Missouri State and Iowa State.
2009: Saw action in eight games... Tallied unassisted tackles against Louisiana, UCLA and Texas A&M.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-star rated prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com... Named one of the top 100 players in Texas by Rivals.com... Rated as the No. 22 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com... Named to the preseason Touchdown Club All-Greater Houston team... Also named to the PrepStar All-Region team... Missed most of senior season at Elkins High after an ACL injury in the second game of the season... Collected 25 tackles and two sacks in the first two games of the season... Set the record for tackles for the Knights when he recorded 124, including 11 for loss and five sacks during junior season... Also nabbed an interception and recovered two fumbles... Had 58 tackles and an interception during sophomore season... Also excelled in the classroom as he was named to the National Society of High School Scholars and Randy Rodgers' First Team Academic All-State team.
PERSONAL:Son ofAva and Steve Slaughter... Majoring in business management.