ON OXENDINE: Emerged as the starting defensive tackle last season … coaches expect him to be a key player on the defensive front … big, strong player who has good athleticism which will help him take the next step in his development.
SOPHOMORE (2012): Played in all 11 games and started four … recorded 21 tackles, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries on the season … recovered fumbles in each of the first two contests of the season … posted a season-high five tackles and forced one fumble vs. Samford.
FRESHMAN (2011): Played in eight games as a redshirt freshman, including six of the final seven ... had four tackles and a sack and also shared another tackle for loss ... had three of his tackles and his quarterback takedown vs. VMI.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Sumter High School ... lettered three times in football and also competed on the basketball, track and field and competitive weightlifting teams ... made 101 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and four forced fumbles his senior season ... selected the Big 16 Lower State Lineman of the Year, team's defensive MVP and earned a berth on the all-region and all-area squads ... named team's lineman of the week seven times and was a two-time team defensive player of the week ... helped team reach state championship game in 2009.
PERSONAL: Son of Cory and Valerie Oxendine ... majoring in physical education - sport management and administration.