Married with two daughters. His younger daughter, Shayn, was diagnosed with kidney cancer just before the 2013 season. Trevor was a high school linebacker-tight end who also played basketball and volleyball as a prep. Served a two-year LDS mission in Sweden before joining the Utes and redshirting in 2009. Appeared in 11 games in 2010, tallying 19 tackles, 5.5 for loss and two sacks with a pass breakup. Sat out two games while nursing a high right ankle sprain. Started 7 of 13 games in 2011 -- five at the "Stud" linebacker, two at left end -- and recorded 47 tackles, nine tackles for loss and five sacks with two pass breakups and four forced fumbles. Played the 2012 season on a torn right ACL and meniscus; started all 12 games (eight at "Stud," four at right end) and contributed 69 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks with three pass breakups, an interception and three forced fumbles. Was the Utes' leading tackler in 2013, when he started all 12 games -- eight at RDE, two at "Stud," one at Rover, one at middle linebacker -- and notched 100 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks with a pass breakup, an interception and a forced fumble. Team captain. Was a medical exclusion at the combine (right knee).
Very solidly built frame. Good functional playing strength to beat blocks and defend the run. Very solidly built frame. Good functional playing strength to beat blocks and defend the run. Locates the ball quickly and is around it a lot. Crashes the line hard and plays with energy. Flashes shock in his punch. Fine arm-under move to come underneath blockers and work the edges. Can control and disrupt tight ends. Takes good angles. Solid tackler. Ultra-tough, mentally and physically (played through ACL injury as a junior). Extremely competitive. Very good football intelligence -- can line up a defense. Versatile -- has played every LB position and can interchange with ease. Respected tone-setter. Outstanding work ethic. Identifies with the game. Ultra-competitive.
Average athletic ability and lateral agility. Can be stymied by power. Stiff-hipped and robotic moving in reverse. Has limitations in man coverage and can be mismatched by athletic tight ends. Wore a brace on his right knee and plant strength did not appear at full strength. Had arthroscopic surgery on the knee following the season and will require closer medical evaluation. Overaged -- will be a 26-year-old rookie. Really labored in positional workout at his pro day, not showing burst or agility.
A country-strong, throwback, wrangler cowboy with the toughness desired to set the edge and the motor, intensity and competitiveness to produce effort sacks. Can factor as a 3-4 rush linebacker in an odd front or match up with tight ends as a strong-side linebacker in an even front. Could contribute readily as a situational rusher and, with continued strength gains, emerge as a DE prospect. Versatility is a plus.