Seven Rutgers programs represented
Gause set play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and Lumpkin headed to East-West Shrine Game
Scarlet Knights announced 2015 team awards
Grant, Longa and Gause receive special teams and defensive post-season conference awards
2015 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Media)
2015 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
2015 Team Captain
2015 "R" Man Courage Award
2014 Big Ten All-Academic Team
2014 Rutgers Leadership Award
2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
2012 Douglas A. Smith Award
2015 (Redshirt Senior): Started all 12 games at strong-side linebacker ... named all Big-Ten by the league media (honorable mention) ... received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... received the "R" Man Courage Award which is given to the players who demonstrated courage, belief, strength and inspiration to all ... 2nd on the team in tackles with 96 ... led the team with 12 tackles for loss ... collected nine tackles against Maryland (11/28) ... recorded six stops in win at Army (11/21) ... had two tackles-for-loss on five stops versus Nebraska (11/14) ... made five tackles with one for a loss on a third down at No. 16 Michigan (11/7) ... had a game-high 15 stops at Wisconsin (10/31) with two for loss and a pass break-up on a third down ... recorded 15 tackles with two for loss against No. 1 Ohio State (10/24) ... started first six games at strong-side linebacker ... notched 10 tackles in comeback win at Indiana (10/17), with one for a loss ... logged 10 stops with two for a loss versus No. 4 Michigan State (10/10) ... collected four tackles and one hurry in win over Kansas (9/26) ... named a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy (9/24), an award recognizing the best football scholar-athlete in the nation ... tied the team high with eight stops at Penn State (9/19), adding one for a loss and a pass break-up ... made six stops versus Washington State (9/12) ... earned start at strong-side linebacker in the opening win over Norfolk State (9/5), picking up three tackles and a sack ... voted a captain by his teammates (8/21) ... entered summer camp atop the depth chart at strong-side linebacker (8/10) ... nominated for the 2015 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team (7/15) ... named Preseason Fourth Team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele (6/1).
2014 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 13 games with 11 starts at strong-side linebacker ... second on the team with 72 tackles ... totaled seven for loss ... had at least six stops in nine different games ... one of 27 in the program to be named to the Big Ten All-Academic Team (12/10) ... totaled eight tackles in the Quick Lane Bowl (12/26) win against North Carolina ... registered six tackles and recovered two fumbles at Michigan State (11/22) ... became first Scarlet Knight since 2011 to recover two fumbles in a game (Ka'Lial Glaud vs. Ohio) ... totaled seven stops, one for loss, and a quarterback hurry in win over Indiana (11/15) ... registered seven solo tackles against Wisconsin (11/1) ... notched seven stops at Nebraska (10/25) ... three tackles at Ohio State (10/18) ... tied for team lead with seven stops versus Michigan (10/4), including two for loss ... picked up seven solo tackles with one for a loss versus Tulane (9/27) ... totaled seven tackles with 1.5 for loss and a half sack in win at Navy (9/20) ... started and picked up three tackles and a forced fumble in win over Howard (9/6) ... had two tackles at Washington State (8/28) ... entered the season on the depth chart as the starting strong-side linebacker ... recipient of the Rutgers Leadership Award, presented to a student-athlete who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities as students, athletes and citizens during the academic year (7/31) ... named to Scholar Baller First Team.
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in all 13 games, making one start at linebacker ... finished fourth on the team with 53 tackles and second with 8.5 TFLs ... collected nine total tackles, one TFL and one fumble recovery against Notre Dame in the Pinstripe Bowl (12/28) ... had four stops at UConn (11/30) ... recorded a game-high three TFLs at UCF (11/21), including one sack ... had four tackles against Cincinnati (11/16) ... picked up five stops versus Houston (10/26) ... in on one tackle at Louisville (10/10) ... recorded seven tackles with three TFLs in first career start versus Arkansas (9/21) ... notched eight tackles (1.5 TFLs) in the win over Eastern Michigan (9/14) ... picked up four tackles against Norfolk State (9/7), also returning a kickoff for five yards ... made two tackles in the season opener at Fresno State (8/29), including one on the opening kickoff of the season ... named to American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in 12 games, primarily in a special teams role and recorded two tackles ... made one stop at USF (9/13) and one solo tackle versus UConn (10/6) ... named the team's most improved defensive player during spring practice prior to the season.
2011 (Freshman): Did not see game action ... redshirted.
Prior to Rutgers: Four-year starter for head coach Eddie Long at Bishop Kearney High School ... rated the No. 2 prospect in New York according to SuperPrep Magazine ... played both running back and linebacker ... senior season statistics included 124 tackles on defense, including four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions ... also totaled 1,611 rushing yards and 220 passing yards on offense ... three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... rated the No. 40 outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com ... third-ranked prospect in the Empire State by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 57 athlete nationally by ESPN.com and the No. 67 outside linebacker prospect in the country by Scout.com ... 114 tackles and six sacks as a junior ... also posted 14 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards of total offense as a junior ... two-time New York State Sportswriters Association All-State selection ... two-time All-Greater Rochester selection by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle ... played in the All-World Gridiron Classic in Charleston, S.C. ... also a sprinter on the track and field team.
Personal: A journalism and media studies major ... younger brother, Joseph, is a freshman wide receiver at Rutgers.