2008: Played in 10 games as a reserve ... missed the season-opener at Marshall while still recovering from an injury ... key member of the Redbird special teams ... collected seven special-teams tackles on the season, including two each against Missouri State and South Dakota State ... blocked a punt at Western Illinois ... also picked up one quarterback sack, a tackle-for-loss and a quarterback hurry.
2007: Played in all 11 games as a reserve ... key member of the Redbird special teams ... collected seven special-team tackles on the season, including two each against Murray State and North Dakota State ... also blocked a punt at Missouri State.
2006: Member of the practice squad.
Seminole HS: Three-sport athlete at Seminole ... competed in football, basketball and track ... member of the principal's honor roll ... coached by Mick Harris.
Data: Born 9-18-86 in Sanford, Fla. ... son of Thomas and Sally Whigham and stepson of Wayne Stephens ... has an older brother ... high school teammate of ISU's Jason Tate ... major: business administration.