Wake Forest took on Army West Point on Oct. 29, 2016, on Homecoming and Military Appreciation Day at BB&T Field.
Elected a team captain ... First Team All-ACC (AP) ... Second Team All-ACC (Media and Coaches) ... Finished 12th in the ACC in tackles per game at 8.1 . . . One of only 17 players in the ACC to top 100 tackles on the season . . . Finished 11th in the ACC in sacks with 7.5 . . . Fifth in the ACC in tackles for loss with 20.0 . . . Tied for sixth in the ACC in fumbles forced with 3 . . . Ninth in the ACC with 9.2 tackles per game vs. league opponents . . . Third in conference in ACC only games with 7.5 sacks . . . 17.5 TFL vs. ACC opponents led the league . . . Tallied a pair of solo tackles and an assist tackle in a start against Tulane (Sept. 1)... Led the Deacs with 10 total tackles against Duke (Sept. 10), while adding one sack and two tackles for loss...Led the team with five tackles (three solo, two assisted), with one TFL and one forced fumble vs. Delaware (Sept. 17)...Had four tackles at Indiana (Sept. 24) ... Had six tackles at NC State (Oct. 1)... Set career highs with 15 tackles (12 solo) and 5.5 TFLs, along with two sacks vs. Syracuse (Oct. 8) to earn ACC Linebacker of the Week honors... Had career-high two sacks and was just a half-TFL shy of school record with 5.5 TFLs vs. Orange . . . Led team with nine tackles, including 2.5 TFLs and one sack, and recorded two forced fumbles at Florida State (Oct. 15) ... Had 12 tackles against Army West Point (Oct. 29) ... Had team-high seven tackles, including one sack, in a win over Virginia (Nov. 5) ... Had four tackles, including two for loss and one sack, at Louisville (Nov. 12) ... Tied for the team tackle lead with 12 vs. Clemson (11/19) ... Had 11 tackles, including 2.5 TFLs and one sack vs. Boston College (Nov. 26) ... Second team preseason All-ACC choice by Athlon and Phil Steele . . .
Started all 12 games at LB and finished fourth on the team with 71 tackles ... Team leader with 10 tackles for loss ... Season-high nine tackles vs. Louisville ... Had six or more tackles in eight of 12 games ... Recorded three tackles for loss vs. Syracuse to go with six solo tackles ... Had 1.5 tackles for loss against Indiana, Florida State and Notre Dame ... Led the team with 10.0 tackles for loss ... On the field for 690 snaps on the year including season-best 97 vs. Duke (11/28) ... Led the team with eight tackles at Notre Dame (11/14)
Finished third on the team with 101 total tackles ... Along with Ryan Janvion, became the first sophomores at Wake Forest since 1992 to eclipse the century mark in tackles ... Led the team with 62 assisted tackles ... Had three games of 12 or more tackles including each of the final two contests ... Collected 12 tackles vs. ULM and Virginia Tech ... Finished year with career-high 13 stops at Duke ... Ranked 11th in the ACC in tackles per game at 8.4 ... Was 10th in the conference in tackles for loss at 1.0 per game ... Named ACC Linebacker of the Week for his play against Virginia Tech when he tied his career-high with 12 tackles including seven solo stops and a forced fumble ... Added three tackles for a loss of 25 yards and 2.5 sacks for a loss of 24 yards ... Had a critical sack in the second overtime that forced the Hokies to miss a 53-yard field goal ... Was on the field for 830 snaps including a season-high 94 at Utah State ... Ranked fifth on the club in total snaps ... Had three games of 80 or more snaps including 85 vs. ULM and 84 at Louisville.
2013 (True Freshman)
Enrolled early at Wake Forest in January 2013 and participated in spring practice ... Played in 11 games as a true freshman in the fall ... Served as a reserve linebacker and key special teams contributor ... Led the team with nine special teams tackles ... Finished with 14 tackles overall, including four solo, on the season ... Made his collegiate debut vs. Presbyterian (Aug. 29) ... Missed the game at Miami (Oct. 26) due to injury.
Graduated from Westlake High School in Waldorf, Md. in December 2012 and enrolled early to Wake Forest in January 2013 ... A three-year starter for the Wolverines ... Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior ... Named first team All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference at linebacker ... Helped Westlake to the Maryland Class 3A South Region final ... The Wolverines finished the season 8-4 ... Played for Coach Marlon Curtis as a senior ... Had 12 tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Huntingtown during a regular season victory ... Had an interception in the South Region semifinal win over Potomac and a fumble return for a touchdown vs. Lackey ... Made 14 tackles vs. Calvert ... Considered the Wolverines' emotional leader ... Had 70 tackles as a junior while also throwing for over 800 yards as a quarterback ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Maryland, James Madison and Towson.
Son of Katanya and Corey Lee ... Born Oct. 21, 1995 ... Name is pronounced "mar-KELL".