2016 (So.): • Big South first-team all-conference • VaSID all-state first team • HERO Sports FCS Sophomore All-America team • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 3) • Played in all 11 games and started 10 • Led the Flames with a career high tackle total of 79 (38 solo, 41 assisted) • Ranked third in the Big South in total tackles • Finished the season fifth in Big South with 11 tackles for a loss • Ranked fourth in Big South with 5.5 sacks • Completed the year with a team-best nine pass breakups • Posted four double-digit tackle efforts • Recorded a nine tackles (four solo, five assisted), added his first career forced fumble and had a sack for an 11 yard loss at FBS opponent Virginia Tech • Lead team with a career-high 13 tackles (six solo, seven assisted) and had 1.5 sacks for a loss of seven yards against FBS opponent SMU • Finished with a team-leading 12 tackles (seven solo, five assisted) and had 2.5 tackles for a loss (10 yards), including 2.0 sacks (10 yards) in victory over Robert Morris • Tied for team lead with 10 tackles (four solo, six assisted) at Coastal Carolina
2015 (Fr.): • Played in eight games and started against No. 4 Coastal Carolina as a true freshman • Finished the season with 16 tackles (10 solo, six assisted) • Ranked second on the team with 7.5 tackles for a loss (64 yards) and five sacks (49 yards) • Ranked second on Liberty's roster with five quarterback hurries • Recorded a solo stop and a quarterback hurry in his first collegiate game against Delaware State • Registered two solo tackles, including a tackle for a loss of 11 yards, to help Liberty defeat No. 7 Montana • Posted a 16-yard sack during Liberty's win over Georgia State, the program's fourth victory over an FBS opponent • Recorded a season-high six tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss against No. 8 Charleston Southern • Posted three tackles, including a pair of sacks to help Liberty finish the season with a victory over No. 4 Coastal Carolina
Prep: • Three-year letter-winner at Dublin High School • Second-team all-region tight end as a sophomore with five receptions for 109 yards • Finished his sophomore campaign with 56 tackles and 2.5 sacks • First-team all-region tight end as a junior with six receptions for 180 yards and a touchdown • Second-team all-state defensive end as a junior, finishing the year with 75 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss, five sacks, and three forced fumbles • First-team all-region linebacker as a senior with 140 tackles, four sacks, and 12 tackles for a loss
Personal: • Son of Garrick Wells and Pamela Whipple • Majoring in sport management • Birthday is May 28.