2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2012: Started eight games at defensive tackle while playing in all 12 ... led all defensive tackles with 27 tackles ... had a career-high five stops vs. ECU ... picked up second career sack at UCLA ... made first career interception against SMU ... also broke up a pass vs. the Mustangs.
2011: Developing young interior lineman that played in 12 games as a true freshman ... Improved throughout his freshman campaign at taking on blockers, freeing up the UH defenders to rank among national leaders in tackles-for-loss (108) and sacks (31) ... Had four total tackles, including one tackle-for-loss ... Made a stop for a two-yard loss at Tulane ... Had two tackles against Marshall and a fourth stop at UAB.
High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Earned First-Team All-District 23-4A honors ... Received First-Team All-Area honors in both 2009 and 2010 and Second-Team accolades in 2008 ... Had 67 tackles, two sacks and two blocked field goals as a senior ... PrepStar All-Region ... A three-time All-District performer ... Three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines ... High school coach was Mark Wiatrek ... Helped lead team to the playoffs in both 2010 and 2009 ... Also a member of the track team as a discus and shot putter ... Won the discus district championship in 2010 and advanced to the regional championship ... Chose Houston over Air Force, Arizona, Kansas State and Rice.
Personal: Born on March 28, 1993 ... Son of Charles Nzams and Helen Nso ... Father, Charles, is a FIFA soccer scout ... majoring in kinesiology.
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