Senior defensive tackle driven by memory of his mother
TCU places two from its defensive line on the watch list
Horned Frogs tackle is one of nine returning defensive starters this season
Horned Frogs return 15 starters, including nine from last year's Big 12-leading defense
Fields named the Associated Press Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
2013: A second-team All-Big 12 selection by the conference coaches ... first-team All-Texas College by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... started all 12 games ... led the TCU defensive line with 43 tackles, including six for loss with two sacks ... totaled a career-high 10 stops, including one for loss, against Texas ... had a six-tackle effort versus LSU ... forced a fumble at Oklahoma to go with a sack as part of three tackles ... also had a sack the previous week in the SMU game ... posted two tackles for loss in totaling four stops at Oklahoma State ... it was part of a mid-season stretch in which he had at least one stop for loss in five out of six games ... closed the campaign with five tackles, including one for loss, with a quarterback hurry against Baylor.
2012: Played in all 13 games, including starting the last nine ... earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Second Team ... had 36 tackles, including 23 solo stops ... of those tackles, 6.0 were for loss and 3.5 were sacks ... made two tackles in the season opener against Grambling State ... both of his tackles at Kansas were solo stops ... posted three tackles, including 1.5 sacks in the win at SMU ... had five tackles and 0.5 sack against Iowa State ... made three solo stops at Baylor ... totaled four tackles against Texas Tech ... had three tackles against Kansas State, including a sack for a 12-yard loss ... tied a career-high with five tackles and set a career best with four solo stops in the regular season finale ... included in that total are two tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... had a half-sack for 11 yards as part of his four stops against Michigan State.
2011: Appeared in 12 games ... became the first TCU true freshman to start a game since 2007 when he received the nod against Portland State ... registered 18 tackles on the year, including 2 1/2 for loss ... one of three true freshmen to see action on the TCU defense this season, joining Deryck Gildon and Jon Lewis ... posted a season-high three stops against Air Force, Portland State and New Mexico ... recorded a half sack versus New Mexico and UNLV ... had a tackle in eight of his 12 games played.
High School: A Rivals.com four-star recruit ... ranked as the No. 27 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 3 in the state of Louisiana ... the No. 15 overall player in Louisiana ... a 5A first-team All-State selection ... named Louisiana's Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year ... was also the 5A District 1 Defensive Most Valuable Player ... totaled 82 tackles, including 18 for loss with five sacks as a senior ... added three forced fumbles, one recovery and two pass breakups ... recorded a game-high nine solo stops, including a 12-yard sack, in the 5A championship game ... chose TCU over Baylor, Illinois, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri and Oklahoma State.
Personal: Parents are Charles Hunter and the late Tenia Willis ... major is criminal justice.