Sophomore (2014): Started all 12 games for the Hatters at linebacker ... Finished the year fifth on the team in total tackles with 55 ... Was credited with four tackles for loss, including one sack ... Was also credited with six pass breakups and six QB hurries ... Recovered a fumble in the win over Davidson ... Had a season-high 10 tackles in a game twice, against Jacksonville and at Campbell.
Freshman (2013): Started all 11 games for the Hatters at linebacker ... Finished the year fourth on the team in total tackles with 60 ... Tied for third on the squad with eight tackles for loss ... Was second on the team in sacks with four ... Was credited with a pair of QB hurries and one forced fumble ... Had a season-high 11 tackles in the season finale at Mercer (11/23) ... Was named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Was a three-year letter winner, playing tight end and defensive end, at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del. ... Helped his team to a state title in 2009 ... As a junior, recorded 37 total tackles, with 12 tackles for loss and nine sacks to go with a pair of interceptions ... Followed up as a senior with 32 tackles, 14 for loss with eight sacks, and three interceptions ... Was invited to play in the Blue/Gold All-Star game, recording a pair of receptions for 62 yards and scoring on a five-yard run ... Also lettered in basketball ... Was named to both the Principal’s List and the Academic Honor Roll ... Was involved in the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens.
Personal: Full name is David Scott Lazear, Jr. ... Was born on May 10, 1994, in New Brunswick, NJ ... Is the son of Dave and Theresa Lazear ... Has three brothers – John (18), Christoper (14) and Matthew (10) – and one sister, Brittany (22), who is a swimmer at the University of Delaware ... His father played basketball at Eastern Michigan (1980-84) ... Has an uncle, Brian Coffee, who played college football at Mount Union (1986-90) ... Is an Economics and Chemistry double major and wants to go to medical school.