2011 PRESEASON: Named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-American Third Team.
2010: Named to the All-CAA Third Team . . .started all 11 games . . . led team with 108 tackles (57 ST, 51 AT) . . .also had 3.0 tackles-for-loss (-12 yards) and a sack . . . broke up four passes and recovered a fumble . . . made eight tackles (5 ST, 3 AT) to go with a sack (-8 yards), a fumble recovery and a pass break up against Albany (9/2) . . . had eight stops (4 ST, 4 AT) and broke up a pass against William and Mary (9/25) . . . notched seven tackles (5 ST, 2 AT) and a pass break up against New Hampshire (10/2) . . . had 17 tackles (9 ST, 8 AT), including a TFL at Delaware (10/9) . . . made 12 tackles (4 ST, 8 AT), including a TFL against Villanova (10/16) . . . had six solo tackles and assistsed on another at Rhode Island (10/23) . . . tied his season high with 17 tackles (13 ST, 4 AT) at Massachusetts (11/6) . . . had 10 stops (3 ST, 7 AT) against Towson (11/13) . . . made 11 tackles (2 ST, 9 AT) against James Madison (11/20) . . . named the team’s Most Valuable Player
2010 PRESEASON: Named to the Phil Steele All-CAA Second Team . . . 2009: Named to the All-CAA Third Team . . . fifth in the CAA with 106 tackles (51 ST, 55 AT) and tied for eighth with four interceptions . . . made 10 tackles (4 ST, 6 AT) against St. Cloud State (9/3) . . . had eight tackles (4 ST, 4 AT), including 2.0 for loss against Northeastern (9/12) . . . had 10 tackles (3 ST, 7 AT) including 2.0 for loss at Albany (9/19) . . . had a career-high 23 tackles (9 ST, 14 AT), including 2.5 for loss and a sack against Delaware (10/3) . . . grabbed two interceptions, recovered a fumble and made 10 tackles (6 ST, 4 AT) against Hofstra (10/10) . . . notched 11 tackles (5 ST, 6 AT), including one for loss, recovered a fumble and had two interceptions against No. 19 Massachusetts (10/31) . . . he was named the CAA’s Defensive Player of the Week for the effort . . . made nine tackles (5 ST, 4 AT) at James Madison (11/7) . . . made nine tackles (3 ST, 6 AT) against Rhode Island (11/14) . . . a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner. 2008: Saw action in nine games, primarily on special teams, including in the playoffs at Northern Iowa (11/29) … recorded nine tackles (4 ST, 5 AT), including one sack (-9 yards) … made two tackles and a sack against Iona (11/1) … registered two stops at Massachusetts (11/8) … was named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Rising Star. BEFORE MAINE/PERSONAL: Played running back and linebacker for Gary Mobley at Rahway H.S. … served as a captain during his senior season … helped lead his team to a conference championship and four-straight seasons of reaching the state semifinals … earned New Jersey Group II First-Team All-State honors twice … earned first-team all-county honors twice … ranked No. 45 on the New Jersey Super 100 list … also played basketball in high school … earned Student-of-the-Month honors in February 2008 … reached honors level classes in history and English for three years … born Nov. 23, 1989 … son of Byron Dennis and Adrianne Simmons-Dennis … a sociology major.