Returning for his final season as a two-year starter at the strong-side linebacker position ... Took his game to a higher level last season and looks to have an even better senior season ... Also used on special teams ... Coaching staff is counting on him to provide leadership ... A defensive playmaker ... Smart player who plays with a lot of intensity ... Named the defensive player of the week by the coaching staff following his performance against Florida (9/2) ... 2007 GMAC Bowl: GMAC Bowl Defensive MVP ... Notched three solo tackles and one assisted stop ... Collected first collegiate interception, which he returned for a touchdown, covering 18 yards ... His scoring interception was the third and final touchdown of the second quarter for the Golden Eagles as they tallied the win over Ohio ... The non-offensive touchdown was the seventh for the Golden Eagles, marking the most in a season during the Jeff Bower era ... 2006 (r-Jr.): Played in all 14 games ... Started in 13 games ... Participated in 650 total snaps, including 544 on defense and 106 on special teams ... Recorded 63 total tackles, including 40 unassisted, 9.0 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups ... Finished with a career-high nine tackles against Southeastern Louisiana (9/9) ... Recorded eight tackles against Houston (12/1) ... Finished with two sacks against
Tulane (11/11) and Marshall (11/25) ... 2005 (r-
So.): Played in 12 games, starting 10 ... Collected 41 tackles (18 solos, 23 assists) ... Also had six tackles for loss, two sacks, one pass breakup, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick ... Posted a season-high seven tackles (three solos, four assists), along with 1.5 tackles for loss, against East Carolina (10/01) ... Recorded six tackles against Marshall and Houston ... Recorded his first career sack against UCF (10/15), along with three tackles (one solo, two assists) and one tackle for loss ... Made four tackles (two solos, two assists), one sack and one tackle for loss against UAB
(10/21) ... Had three tackles against McNeese St. (9/17), Memphis and Tulane (11/26) ... Blocked a kick against Marshall ... 2004 (r-Fr.): Played in two games ... Saw action in 11 snaps this season, including a season-high nine against Cincinnati (11/6) ... Made his season and career debut against Tulane (9/25) ... 2003 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Three-year starter for Coach Lester Smith at Foley High School ... Played as a linebacker for four games and finished with 22 tackles, a sack, two pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery ... On offense, he rushed the ball 63 times for 236 yards and scored six touchdowns ... Named player of the week several times ... Lion Pride Award ... Offensive Player of the Year Award as a sophomore ... As a junior, he led the team in scoring with 40 points ... Ran the ball 77 times for 310
yards and scored six touchdowns ... Completed 39-of-90 passes for 675 yards and threw two touchdowns ... As a sophomore, he finished with 78 carries for 335 yards and scored two touchdowns ... Completed 35-of-96 passes for 467 yards and threw two touchdowns ... Personal: Son of Clovese and Catherine Snowden and Jamie Denley ... Majoring in marketing ... Born March 3, 1985.