Earned All-American honorable mention honors from Sports Illustrated ... named to All-Big 12 First Team by league's coaches, AP, ESPN.com and Phil Steele ... started all 13 games ... produced five tackles and a pass breakup in the Orange Bowl against Clemson (12/31) ... recorded one tackle at Oklahoma State (11/28) ... tallied six tackles with 1.0 sacks and forced and recovered a fumble against TCU (11/21) ... made six tackles with 2.0 for loss, including a sack, and broke up a pass at Baylor (11/14) ... two of four tackles were sacks against Iowa State (11/7) ... posted four tackles with career-high 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles at Kansas (10/31) ... made three tackles against Texas Tech (10/24) ... had two tackles at Kansas State (10/17) ... posted three tackles against Texas (10/10) ... set career high with eight tackles, including 1.0 TFL, against West Virginia (10/3) ... recorded four tackles against Tulsa (9/19) ... forced a fumble and had two tackles, including one for loss, at Tennessee (9/12) ... recorded two tackles and a pass breakup against Akron (9/5)
Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches ... started all 13 games at defensive end ... assisted on a tackle against Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl (12/29) ... tied season high with six tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, against Oklahoma State (12/6) ... had three tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, against Kansas (11/22) ... made two tackles at Texas Tech (11/15) ... assisted on a tackle against Baylor (11/8) ... forced a fumble and made two tackles, including a sack, at Iowa State (11/1) ... tied season high with 1.5 tackles for loss, including a sack, and finished with four tackles against Kansas State (10/18) ... recorded five tackles against Texas (10/11) ... recorded four tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup at TCU (10/4) ... recovered the first fumble of his career and made two tackles at West Virginia (9/20) ... assisted on two tackles against Tennessee (9/13) ... broke up a pass and made two tackles at Tulsa (9/6) ... posted three tackles with a team-high 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack against Louisiana Tech (8/30)
All-Big 12 First Team by coaches and Phil Steele ... All-Big 12 Second Team by AP and Athlon Sports ... played in all 13 games with starts in every game except for the contest against Iowa State (11/16) ... recorded two tackles in Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama (1/2) ... tied season high with six tackles, including 1.0 sack, at Oklahoma State (12/7) ... recorded two tackles with 0.5 TFL at Kansas State (11/23) ... assisted on a tackle for loss against Iowa State (11/16) ... made four tackles at Baylor (11/7) with 1.0 TFL and one pass breakup ... had one tackle against Texas Tech (10/26) ... matched season high with six tackles and had 3.0 TFL and 2.0 sacks at Kansas (10/19) ... made four tackles vs. Texas (10/12) ... had a season-high 2.0 sacks to go with five tackles against TCU (10/5) ... tallied four tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss at Notre Dame (9/28) ... season-high six tackles with 0.5 sack against Tulsa (9/14) ... made five tackles versus West Virginia (9/7) ... had three tackles in first start of career against ULM (8/31)
Played in five games ... registered the first two tackles of his career vs. Kansas (10/20).
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com ... three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... finished his senior with 100 tackles and five sacks ... also caught 10 passes for 200 yards and five touchdowns as a tight end ... began playing football his junior of high school ... also a standout basketball player for Nike Baltimore Elite.
No. 159 overall player in the country (247sports)
No. 10 defensive end (247sports)
No. 26 strong side defensive end (Rivals)
No. 35 defensive end (Scout)
No. 74 defensive end (ESPN)
No. 4 player in Maryland (247sports)
No. 11 player in Maryland (Rivals)
No. 13 player in Maryland (ESPN)
No. 75 player in East Region (ESPN)
Son of Rhonda and the late Charles Tapper ... majoring in communication.