Senior defensive end returns for his final campaign after taking a redshirt season in 2007... enters the fall listed atop the depth chart at a defensive end position... brings toughness to the entire defensive unit... plays the run well and could move inside on long-yardage situations... played in 33 games from 2004-06... last appearance came in the 2006 Liberty Bowl win over Houston when he was named Carolina's Outstanding Defensive Player after intercepting a pass and recovering a fumble... in fact, both of his interceptions have come in bowl games... has made 69 career tackles, including 51 solo stops... also has forced three fumbles and has recovered two... has made 15 career starts.
2007: Took a redshirt season.
2006: Played in all 13 games... started six contests, including the last five in a row... logged 37 tackles, including 29 solo stops... had 4.5 tackles for loss, including one sack... had one interception and broke up a pair of passes... forced a pair of fumbles and recovered two as well... credited with five tackles, including a sack, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble against Auburn... forced a fumble at Vanderbilt... had a season-high six stops against Arkansas and Clemson... also recovered a fumble at Clemson... capped off the season by being named Carolina's Outstanding Defensive Player in the Liberty Bowl when he had a pass interception and recovered a fumble.
2005: Moved into the starting lineup in Game 4 against Troy and held that spot for the rest of the year... logged 29 tackles, including 20 solos... notched 5.5 tackles for loss, including three sacks... credited with a 16-yard sack against Tennessee... had a season-high five tackles in the win over Florida... intercepted a pass in the bowl game against Missouri... recognized as the co-winner of the team's defensive Carolina Hustle Award following spring drills... moved to a down lineman position during the spring.
2004: Rookie linebacker who played on special teams, appearing in eight contests... was in on three total tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Davidson (Ala.) High School in 2004... played for Coach Glenn Vickery... one of three finalists for Defensive Lineman of the Year in Alabama... named co-Defensive Player of the Year in southwest Alabama... credited with 153 tackles and six quarterback sacks.
PERSONAL: Billy Jordin Lindsey was born Dec. 24, 1985... pursuing a degree in African-American studies... twin brother, Dustin, also plays football at Carolina.