COLLEGE: Appeared in all 51 games during his time at UCLA, starting every game his final two seasons. Finished his career at UCLA with 154 tackles (91 solo), 11.0 sacks (79 yards), 33.5 tackles for loss (141 yards), and a blocked punt.
2009: Finished the season ranked third with 14.0 tackles for loss, 58 tackles (34 solo), 5 passes defensed, and 1.5 sacks (17 yards).
2008: Led the team with 7.5 sacks (45 yards) and accumulated 55 tackles (32 solo) while starting all 12 games for the Bruins.
2007: Appeared in all 13 games for UCLA, making 3 starts.
2006 Saw action in all 13 games on special teams during his freshman year with the Bruins.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Lettered in football as a linebacker at Plano (TX) West Senior HS for coach Mike Hughes.
The Detroit Lions have named Matt Stapleton of Frankfort High School the week five recipient of the 2016 Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan High School Football Coach of the Week Program.
Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin talks about the need for the defense to perform better and more consistently going into the Week 4 matchup against the Bears.