2013 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 career 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 career 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 career-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) ... career-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)
2012 Played in five games ... registered the first two tackles of his career vs. Kansas (10/20).
High School 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. 4 player in Maryland (247sports.com) No. 10 defensive end (247sports.com) No. 11 player in Maryland (Rivals.com) No. 13 player in Maryland (ESPN.com) No. 26 strong side defensive end (Rivals.com) No. 35 defensive end (Scout.com) No. 74 defensive end (ESPN.com)
Personal Son of Rhonda and the late Charles Tapper ... major is undecided.
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