- Defensive Tackle
- 6' 2
- 280 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Brentwood Academy
- Nashville, Tenn.
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Updated: August 24, 2016
2015-16: Played in all 13 games with five starts … Logged 479 plays as defensive tackle during the regular-season … Had 28 tackles, including 8.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks … Recorded one quarterback hurry versus Furman … Forced two fumbles with one recovery … Appeared in game against Ohio State … Made three tackles versus Furman, including 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack … Started at Purdue, making three tackles with 1.0 tackle for loss and 1.0 sack … Collected four tackles with 1.0 tackle for loss versus Pittsburgh … Started against NC State making four tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and his third sack of the season … Started at Miami, forcing a fumble with four tackles … Started versus Duke, recording two tackles … Made two tackles with 1.0 tackle for loss after starting at Boston College … Recorded a career high of five tackles with 1.0 tackle for loss at Georgia Tech … Recovered a fumble versus North Carolina … Made one tackle against Virginia ... Saw action in the Independence Bowl vs. Tulsa.
2014-15: Played in 12 games, making two starts … Was in on 181 plays at tackle and six specials teams plays … Had seven tackles, including half a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … Recorded two quarterback hurries … Was in on 15 defensive plays, while also seeing action on special teams against William & Mary … Had one hurry while in at tackle at Ohio State … Saw action on defense against East Carolina … Made a tackle his first career start against Georgia Tech … Was in on a sack against Western Michigan … Did not travel for the North Carolina game after re-aggravating a sprained ankle, suffered in practice … Saw limited action at tackle at Pitt … Was in at tackle against Miami and Boston College … Had a tackle while in on defense at Duke … Was in on seven defensive plays at Wake Forest … Saw action on 16 plays on defense against Virginia … Was in for nine snaps on defense against Cincinnati in the Military Bowl … Posted a 500-pound squat and a 315-pound power clean in spring max testing … Earned the Don Williams Team United Award as the player who put team first in spring practice.
2013-14: Played in all 13 games … Was in on 129 plays at defensive tackle, adding 70 special teams plays … Had eight tackles and added four hurries in his debut season … Assisted on a tackle while in on 18 defensive snaps in collegiate debut against Alabama … Was in on defense against Western Carolina … Made a tackle while in at tackle at East Carolina … Had one tackle while in on defense against Marshall … Was in at tackle at Georgia Tech … Made two tackles while in on defense and special teams against North Carolina … Made a tackle while in on defense and special teams against Pittsburgh … Was in on defense and special teams against Duke and at Boston College … Had a hurry in the win at Miami … Made two tackles while in on defense and special teams against Maryland … Saw action on defense and special teams at Virginia … Had a quarterback hurry in the Sun Bowl … Earned Iron Hokie honors in summer max testing … Missed the spring after undergoing right ankle surgery after the bowl game.
2012-13: Signed with Tech in 2012, but deferred his enrollment until January of 2013 … Joined the team in January and went through spring workouts … Worked at tackle during spring practices … Contributed three tackles in the spring game.
High School: A two-time first-team all-state selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for Coach Ralph Potter … A finalist for Tennessee Mr. Football as a senior after recording 40 tackles, including 15 for a loss, and eight sacks despite being slowed with a knee injury … Named to the All-Midstate first team by The Tennessean following his senior season … A Division II-AA Mr. Football Lineman finalist following both his junior and senior seasons … Tallied 50 tackles, including 31 for loss and 17 sacks as a junior … Ranked as the No. 40 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 17 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 19 prospect in Tennessee by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 20 player in the state in Tennessee by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 55 defensive end in the country, the No. 226 player in his region and the No. 14 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Listed as the No. 91 defensive end in the country by Scout.
Personal: William Dennis Baron … Born August 8, 1993 in Chicago … Son of William Laboy and Jessica Baron … Has an older brother and a younger brother … The nephew of former Tech defensive tackle Jim Baron … Majoring in Spanish.