Born: Oct. 23, 1989, son of Ronda and Gary Tinsley.

High school: First Coast High, Jacksonville, Fla. First-team all-district, third-team all-state at defensive end.

2008: Played seven games on special teams as a freshman.

2009: Won spot as second-team linebacker, made 21 tackles (nine for loss).

2010: Started all 12 games as a junior and led team with 90 tackles.

2011: Started all 12 games as a senior, finished second on team with 87 tackles.