2013 (Freshman): Started against Navy and appeared in seven games overall ... made collegiate debut in win over Indiana State ... collected single tackles against ISU and in Purdue victory ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2012: Redshirted the 2012 season ... three-time scout team player of the week (Northwestern, Michigan State and Penn State).
Prep/Personal: Defensive end for head coach Kevin Wright at Carmel High School ... 2011 Indiana Associated Press Class 5A All-State and Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 ... selected to the Indianapolis Star Super Team, all-conference, all-county and academic all-state ... named the Hamilton County Defensive Player of the Year ... recorded 72 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one interception ... Carmel won the 5A state championship and finished the season 14-1 ... posted 58 tackles, six sacks and one interception returned for a score as a junior ... rated the No. 14 prospect in Indiana by 247Sports.com ... three-year football and basketball letterwinner ... selected as a student ambassador for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee ... parents are Shawn and Sheila Heffern ... born on May 8, 1993, Shawn Patrick Heffern is a finance major.
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