2011: Finished the year wtih 12 total tackles (five solo, seven assisted) wtih one sack for a loss of eight yards ... Recorded one solo tackle at Southern Miss (9/3) ... Registered two total tackles against Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Credited with three assisted tackles against Houston (9/17) ... Assisted on two tackles at Mississippi State (9/24) ... His lone tackle against Hawai'i (10/1) was a sack for a loss of eight yards ... Left midway through the game at Idaho (10/8) with an ankle injury ... Recorded three tackles at Nevada (11/19), in his first action since injuring his ankle at Idaho on Oct. 8.
2010: Played in nine games ... Registered 18 tackles with two forced fumbles as a back-up tackle ... Missed three games with a back injury ... Registered three total tackles against Grambling State (9/4) in the Port City Classic at Independence Stadium in Shreveport ... Credited with two total tackles (one solo, one assisted) and forced a fumble at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Registered one solo and one assisted tackle against Navy (9/18) ... Recorded a season-high five total tackles (two solo, three assisted) against Southern Miss (9/25) while also forcing a fumble ... Registered a solo tackle at Hawaii (10/2) ... Assisted on a tackle against Idaho (10/16) ... Registered an assisted tackle at San Jose State (11/27) ... Credited with three total stops (one solo, two assisted) against No. 14 Nevada (12/4).
2009: Member of the scout squad.
2008: Member of the scout squad.
2007: Redshirt season.
High School: Lettered three years for coach Vic Eumont and Sid Edwards at Jesuit... Helped lead the Bluejays to District 10-5A championship as a sophomore... Played at Captain Shreve in Shreveport after Hurricane Katrina and helped lead the Gators to the District 1-4A title as a junior... Named first team All-District and second team All-City as a junior... Named first team All-District, All-Orleans-St. Bernard as a senior at Jesuit... Also lettered in wrestling and track and field one year.
Personal: Son of Greg and Linda Hymel... Has one sister Caroline... Born October 23, 1988. Career Highs Tackles: 5, Southern Miss, Sep 25, 2010 (2-3) Sacks: 1.0, Hawai'i, Oct 01, 2011 (1-0) Tackles for loss: 1.0, Hawai'i, Oct 01, 2011 (1-0) Fumbles forced: 1, at Texas A&M, Sep 11, 2010 ; Southern Miss, Sep 25, 2010