2014: Started in 13 games for UNI on the defensive line … finished the season with 54 tackles and a team leading 9.0 sacks for 55 yards … had at least one tackle for loss in every game during the season, totaling 18.5 for a loss of 77 yards … also had two forced fumbles, five quarterback hurries and two pass breakups … opened the season with seven tackles against Iowa (8/30) … had three tackles and a sack for 12 yards against Tennessee Tech (9/27) … recorded five tackles, a sack and a quarterback hurry in UNI’s win over Southern Illinois (11/15) … finished with back-to-back games with six tackles, including 4.0 TFL and 2.0 sacks against Missouri State (11/22) … earned All-MVFC second-team and MVFC Scholar-Athlete second-team … is now tied for third all-time at UNI in tackle for loss in a season.
2013: Saw action in 11 games, picking up a start against South Dakota State (10/26) … finished the season with 23 tackles, including three sacks and 4.5 for loss … had a career-high nine tackles and one sack against South Dakota State … grabbed two sacks for a loss of 16 yards in the Panthers win over then ranked No. 4 McNeese State (9/28).
2012: Saw action in nine games and started one during the season … recorded 16 tackles on the season including eight unassisted and eight assisted … notched a season high four tackles against Southern Illinois (10/13) … had a sack for a loss of six yards against Missouri State (11/17) and finished the season with three tackles for a loss of 13 yards.
2011: Redshirted ... voted scout team defensive MVP by his teammates.
High School: Named to the Des Moines Register Elite All-State team ... named first team all-state Class 4A by the Des Moines Register and the Iowa Newspaper Association ... first-team all-conference selection ... earned second-team all-state and first- team all-conference honors as a junior ... school record holder for career tackles, career sacks, sacks in a season, career tackles for loss and tackles for loss in a season ... Drake Relays qualifier in the shot-put ... Iowa Shrine Bowl invitee ... played for coach Jake Mueller at Muscatine.
Personal: Son of Paul and Tammy Ales … majoring in physical education.