2014: Joined the team as a true freshman.
From Freedom High School in Oakley, Calif. ... Was first-team all-league and first-team All-East Bay by the Contra Costa Times ... Named All-Bay Area by San Francisco Chronicle ... Recorded 81 tackles with school records in tackles for loss (25) and sacks (18) to go along with three forced fumbles and 3 PBUs as a senior ... Had 25 career TFLs ... Was second-team All-NorCal ... Named team Defensive Player of the Year ... Earned second-team all-league as a junior.
Born Patrick K. Choudja on April 11, 1996 ... Plans to major in business and communications ... Was also recruited by Washington State, Arizona State, Boise State, Fresno State, San Jose State and Hawaii.
Polian on Choudja
"Patrick has a combination of size and pure pass rush ability. Most speed rushers are undersized - Patrick has the unique ability to rush the QB, but also has the stature and strength to play a power game at the line of scrimmage. He has not played that much football so his upside is great and he could develop into a difference-maker for our defense."
Recruiting coach: Mike Bradeson