2012 FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in 10 games and earned two starts... Finished with seven tackles and one sack... Had a sack for a loss of 11 yards in Sugar Bowl win over Florida... Made three tackles versus Missouri State in first collegiate start.
Played for Rick Hurst at Eastside High School... Three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com... Rated as the No. 32 strongside defensive end and No. 43 player from Georgia by Rivals... Recorded 50 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a senior... Two-time second team All-State honoree.
Son of Cheryl and Ira Rankins... born 4/2/94... health and human performance major major.