Drafted in the second-round (41st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft…second draft pick taken from Central Florida in Bills history… second-highest drafted player from Central Florida behind QB Daunte Culpepper (1999, 1st round, 11th overall Minnesota)
PRO: Drafted in the second-round (41st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft…second draft pick taken from Central Florida in Bills history… second-highest drafted player from Central Florida behind QB Daunte Culpepper (1999, 1st round, 11th overall Minnesota)
• At KC (9/11), vs. OAK (9/18) and vs. NE (9/25): Inactive with an injury
• Made his 2011 season debut at CIN (10/2), notching two tackles
• Inactive vs. PHI (10/9)
• Saw action along the defensive line, but did not record any statistics at NYG (10/16)
• Saw action along the defensive line, but did not record any statistics vs. WAS (10/30)
• Made one tackle vs. NYJ (11/6)
• Set a season-high with three tackles (two solo) and a tackle for a loss at DAL (11/13)
• Recorded two solo tackles at MIA (11/20)... part of a defense that held the Dolphins to a season-low 242 total yards, including 95 rushing
• Inactive at NYJ (11/20)
• PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE ON NOVEMBER 30TH
Finished his rookie season with 23 total tackles, including one tackle for a loss, one quarterback hit and two passes defensed.
• Vs. MIA (9/12) made his NFL debut and recorded one tackle
• At GB (9/19) recorded one solo tackle and a pass defensed
• At NE (9/26) recorded one solo tackle
• Vs. NYJ (10/3) had one tackle
• Vs. JAC (10/10) made his first start and tallied four tackles, three solo, and a pass defensed
• At BAL (10/24) made his second consecutive start and registered two tackles
• At KC (10/31) had two tackles
• Vs. CHI (11/7) saw action on defense and special teams
• Vs. DET (11/14) finished with one tackle
• At CIN (11/21) had one tackle
• Vs. PIT (11/28) tied his career-best with four tackles and one tackle for a loss, the first stop in the backfield of his career
• At MIN (12/5) inactive for the first time in his career (due to injury)
• Vs. CLE (12/12) had one tackle
• At MIA (12/19) tallied one quarterback hit, the first of his career
• Vs. NE (12/26) saw action on defense and special teams
• At NYJ (1/2) matched a career-best with four total tackles
COLLEGE: Two-time All-Conference USA selection as a nose tackle, starting 39-of-50 games with 108 tackles (63 solo)… helped lead the Knights to the 2007 Conference USA Championship and an appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl
2009: Team captain, voted All-C USA second-team… started all 13 games helping the Knights to lead CUSA in rushing defense (82.7) for the second straight year (fourth n the nation) and post C-USA’s top total defense… totaled 35 tackles (19 solo) with 2.0 sacks, five tackles for loss and three QB pressures… made a season-best five tackles at Southern Miss (9/12)
2008: Earned All-C USA second-team accolades, starting all 12 games… finished second on the team and sixth in the conference with a career-best 12.5 tackles for loss… tallied 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble with two pass break-ups… paced a squad that led C-USA in rush defense (126.08 ypg) and tackles-for-loss (8.2 pg) while finishing second in sacks generated (2.5 pg), scoring defense (24.08 ppg) and total defense (333.75 ypg)
2007: Started 11-of-14 games at defensive tackle registering 19 tackles (13 solo) with 2.0 sacks and 6.5 stops for loss… part of a defense that led the conference in sacks (2.79 pg) while finishing second in scoring defense (26.57 ppg) and rush defense (133.14 ypg)… recorded a sack and two tackles in win over Louisiana (9/29)… posted a solo tackle in the C-USA Championship game in win over Tulsa (12/1) and in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (12/29)
2006: Played in nine games, including three starts at defensive tackle… posted first career tackle at Houston (10/28) in his second start… made collegiate debut against Southern Miss (9/26)
PERSONAL: Interpersonal Organizational Communication major… three-year letterman at Salem (Conyers, GA) High School… two-time first-team all-state performer as a junior and senior and two-time first-team all-area… first-team all-North Georgia defensive tackle… named Atlanta Touchdown Club Player of the Week during senior campaign… totaled 96 tackles (50 solo) with six stops for a loss and 3.0 sacks as a senior
COMMUNITY: In 2010, Torell participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. The Toyota Rookie Club helps the franchises newest players become more involved in the Western New York community. Each month, Torell and all first year players did one community appearance as a group. The Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to the Buffalo Zoo to celebrate the 12th Annual Hometown Huddle, a visit to the North York YMCA in North York, Ontario to unveil a new Youth Zone and a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center in November where the Rookie Club members served Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 350 children and families. In addition to serving food, the players introduced themselves to the community members during a brief ceremony, sat and ate with them, and signed autographs. The final Rookie Club appearance of 2010 took place at the Annual Bills Holiday Party. The Rookie Club hosted 100 children from a number of different local community organizations. The Annual Holiday Party gives children from the organizations an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with the Bills players, Jills cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo and Santa Claus. The children received a holiday dinner, pictures and autographs and gifts from a wish list that they had previously submitted.
In July of 2010, Torell along with Levi Brown, Naaman Roosevelt and Arthur Moats participated in the IZOD Street Party and Pit Stop Challenge in Toronto, Ontario. The event was to rally fans for the IndyCar Race that was happening the upcoming weekend. In addition to participating in the Pit Stop Challenge and Street Party, Torell met with fans, signed autographs and posed for pictures.
Torell supported the Play 60 Challenge by attending the annual kickoff celebration held at Kleinhan’s Music Hall in September. Over 2,500 Buffalo Public School students attended the rally and listened to the players give their favorite health tips and compete in a health and wellness themed quiz show.
Torell also participated in the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium in November of 2010. He visited with donors, signed autographs and posed for pictures. With the help of Torell and the teams support, over 500 units of blood were collected, ultimately saving over 1,500 lives. Torell also made a habit of visiting Northwest Buffalo Community Center in Buffalo during the season. He would make visits after school hours and read to the children, help them with their homework and play games.
Torell was also a supporter of the M&T Bank sponsored program, Touchdown for Teachers. Torell visited the grand prize winner, Bethany Maclam of Roy-Hart Middle School. Torell had the students play a trivia game about himself and his teammates, signed autographs and posed for pictures.