Participated in all 13 games with starts in each of the last five contests … Totaled 21 tackles, including 2.0 sacks, and one quarterback hurry … Recorded a tackle in each of the last six games, totaling 18 during that span … vs. Texas State (Sept. 17): Registered his first career half-sack … at Mississippi State (Nov. 19): Collected a career-high seven tackles … vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech (Dec. 29): Notched a career-high 1.5 sacks.
Elected team captain by his teammates … Started on the defensive line for six games while seeing action in all 13 contests … Totaled 21 tackles, including 1.0 for loss … Made a stop in 11 of 13 games … Recorded a quarterback hurry in three straight games.
Participated in all 13 contests and started 12 at defensive end … Logged 26 tackles, including 2.0 for a loss on the season … Also added two quarterback hurries and a batted down pass … at No. 6 Auburn (Aug. 30): Posted four tackles, including 1.0 for a loss in the season-opener … vs. Nicholls (Sept. 6): Registered five tackles in the home-opening win … vs. UAB (Oct. 25): Recorded three stops in the homecoming victory … at No. 17 Missouri (Nov. 28): Tallied three tackles, including 1.0 for a loss and a quarterback hurry.
Redshirt Freshman (2013)
Saw action in all 12 games … Recorded four tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and one quarterback hurry … vs. Louisiana (Aug. 31): Made one interception in his collegiate debut in the season-opening win … vs. Southern Miss (Sept. 14): Recorded two tackles and one forced fumbled in the win … vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (Sept. 28): Logged one quarterback hurry in the first SEC game of the season.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
Ranked as the 51st-best defensive end in the country by Scout, while 247Sports ranked him as the 50th-best weakside defensive end in the nation … In his senior season, he made 103 tackles, including 29 for loss with 17 sacks, while helping lead Vigor High School to the 5A state championship game … Named a first-team all-state performer and selected to participate in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game following the season … Missed his entire junior season due to an injury … Coached by Kerry Stevenson … Was teammates with former Razorback Darius Philon … Also received interest from South Carolina, Mississippi State, Michigan State and Clemson, among others.
Born on Aug. 24, 1993 … Son of George McCovery and Victoria Winston … Earned his undergraduate degree in recreation and sport management in May 2016 … Two-time Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree (2013, 14).