Quickly: Developing defensive line product... Showed significant improvement in spring camp... Gives the defensive line size and depth.
2008 (RS): Redshirted his first season at USU.
High School: Recorded 50 tackles, including five sacks as well as eight pass break-ups... A first-team all-district selection as well as a Houston top-150 honoree... Also a two-year letterwinner in basketball... A two-time academic all-district honoree.
Personal: Born July 24, 1990 in New Orleans, La... Only child of James Tidwell and Norma Phillips-Thomas... Major is undeclared.