NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.
High School: Picked as the Indianapolis Public School Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and the Kiwanis G.R.E.A.T. Player of the Year following the 2012 season at Arsenal Tech. Named all-state, all-city and all-conference first team as a senior with the Titans. Earned spots on the Indianapolis Star's Super Team and the Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 Team. Picked by MaxPreps to the 2012 Indiana Preseason All-State Team. Garnered all-city and all-conference recognition at the conclusion of his junior season. Recorded 36 tackles and three sacks in 2011, along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery.
Personal: Born Sept. 26, 1994, in Detroit, Mich. Son of William Lee and Catherine Durden. Plans on majoring in journalism. Volunteers with Legacy Center, USA Football and the Indianapolis 500. Enjoys playing basketball, listening to music and working out. Admires Reggie White and Ndamukong Suh.