|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||Gatlinburg-Pittman HS|
Played in six games for the Blue and Gold … Registered 11 tackles, one sack and one quarterback hurry … Career-high five tackles (all solo tackles) at Wofford (Sept. 24) … Recorded first full collegiate sack in win over West Virginia Wesleyan on Oct. 20 … Three solo tackles at The Citadel (Oct. 29) … Two tackles and one quarterback hurry at VMI (Oct. 8).
Played in nine games for the Bucs … Totaled nine tackles and was credited with a half-sack … Posted tackles in his last four games played … Had season highs for tackles (3) at Montana State (Oct. 24) and vs. Warner (Oct. 31) … Was named Bowman Jewelers Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Montana State.
Prior to ETSU
Played four seasons at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School … was an all-district, all-county, all-KIL and all-state selection during his prep career … was a most valuable defensive player pick for his district and county … finished with 219 career tackles, 21 sacks and 14 forced fumbles during his career … competed in the Tennessee-Kentucky Border Bowl two times.
Born July 16, 1995 … son of Chris and Marci Brien … expected to major in exercise science … played for high school coach Benny Hammonds.