Played at Bucknell from 2011 to 2014. Named an Honorable Mention All-American in 2014. Named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week four times in his career. Started all 14 games played and finished second on the team with 42 ground balls in 2014. Played in 16 games as a freshman before starting all 16 games as a sophomore in 2012.
Born to John and Victoria Place. Started all four years while at Episcopal Academy. Named the league MVP after his senior season in high school. Was named the 12th-best defensive back in football his senior season by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Majored in political science.