2010 (Redshirt): Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.
Personal: Born 7/12/91 . . . open major . . . winner of Bernie Saggau Award . . . received Academic Letter, Academic Medal and Aquinas Key . . . member of National Honor Society . . . parents are Elaine and Ted Gaul . . .. . . one of two players from Des Moines on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Tom Wilson.
High school honors: Earned first team all-state and all-conference honors as a senior and selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl . . . honorable mention all-conference as a junior . . . team captain as a senior . . . Career - - recorded 69 tackles as a senior, including 18 tackles for loss . . . as a junior had 41 tackles, including eight tackles for loss, along with one fumble recovery and a touchdown . . . collected 27 tackles as a sophomore, including two tackles for loss and two QB sacks . . . helped prep team reach state semi-finals as a senior and quarter-finals as a junior, posting 21-4 record in two seasons . . . earned three letters in football as offensive and defensive lineman . . . also earned three letters in baseball and basketball.