Wildcats getting right mentally and physically for first trip to California since 1995 season
2013: Redshirt junior ... Started first three games at defensive tackle but was able to compete in only five total games due to a foot injury ... Had a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss against Western Michigan ... Registered two tackles and a QB hurry at Cal ... Member of NU's 12-player Leadership Council ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Redshirt sophomore ... Moved into a starting role at defensive tackle, starting the last 10 games ... Made first career start against South Dakota and recorded one tackle ... Also had two stops in season-opener at Syracuse and one against Boston College ... One tackle vs. Indiana ... Set a career best with seven tackles at Penn State, including his first career sack for a 15-yard loss ... Two stops at Minnesota, with one assisted TFL ... One tackle vs. Nebraska ... Three solo tackles vs. Iowa ... Two stops at Michigan ... At Michigan State, recorded his first career fumble recovery on a botched snap inside NU's own 1-yard line.
2011: Played in one game, against Eastern Illinois ... Did not record any statistics.
2010: Did not see action.
High School:PrepStarAll-West Region lineman ... 2009 first-team All-Trinity League selection ... Played defensive end and offensive tackle for the Lancers ... Two-time Trinity League Scholar-Athlete pick ... Helped Lancers to a three-year (2007-09) mark of 27-10 ... Team reached the Pac5 semifinals his sophomore and junior seasons ... Team captain ... Also participated in track and field (throws) ... School's Honor Roll ... Coached by Jim Kunau.
Personal: Born Sean Paul McEvilly ... Son of Richard and Deborah McEvilly ... Father played college basketball ... Majoring in economics.