2021 (SENIOR): Exercising additional year of eligibility due to pandemic.

2020 (REDSHIRT SENIOR*): Appeared in eight contests with four starts at defensive tackle ... Tallied nine total tackles on the season ... vs. #5 Florida (9/26/20): Played 22 snaps at nose tackle and didn’t record any stats ... at Kentucky (10/3/20): Saw action as a reserve defensive tackle, tallying a solo tackle ... vs. #2 Alabama (10/10/20): Appeared as a reserve defensive tackle and on special teams ... Did not record any stats ... at Arkansas (10/17/20): Registered his first career start, lining up at defensive end ... Totaled one total tackle and combined on a TFL and sack ... vs. Auburn (10/24/20): Started at defensive end and recorded two total tackles ... at Vanderbilt (10/31/20): Made his third consecutive start, lining up a defensive tackle on 23 snaps ... Tallied three total tackles ... vs. South Carolina (11/14/20): Recorded two total tackles and batted down a pass in 40 snaps as the starting defensive tackle ... vs. Mississippi State (11/28/20): Appeared as a reserve nose tackle and on special teams in the Egg Bowl victory.

2019 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Appeared in eight games ... Tallied five total tackles on the season ... at #2 Alabama (9/28/19): Made Rebel debut with 15 total snaps on defensive line and special teams ... vs. Vanderbilt (10/5/19): Recorded 0.5 TFL and a pass breakup in 31-6 victory ... at Missouri (10/12/19): Notched a tackle against Mizzou ... vs. Texas A&M (10/19/19): Tallied a tackle against the Aggies ... at #11 Auburn (11/2/19): Made a solo stop against the Tigers ...  vs. New Mexico State (11/9/19): Recorded a tackle in 41-3 win ... vs. #1 LSU (11/16/19): Appeared on seven total snaps on offense and special teams ... at Mississippi State (11/28/19): Provided a pass breakup against the Bulldogs ...

2018 (JUNIOR): Appeared in three games and was redshirted ... Earned first letter ... Tallied three total tackles on the season including one tackle for loss.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN ... 2017 MACJC North Division defensive line MVP ... Earned 2017 NJCAA first team All-America accolades, as well as All-Region and MACJC honors ... Helped lead Northwest to an 8-2 record and the MACJC title game as a sophomore ... Tallied 32 tackles, including 15.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks as a sophomore at Northwest ... Coached in junior college by Benjy Parker ... Enrolled early and participated in spring drills ...

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Edwin Norwood at Rosa Fort ... Led the Lions to a 9-3 overall mark and the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs as a senior ... Compiled 79 total tackles as a senior ... Three-time first team all-state and all-district selection ... Selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game as a senior.

PERSONAL: Son of James and Erica Northern ... Full name is Hal Cortez Jefferson Northern ... Born Nov. 1, 1996 ... Older brother, Ty, played football at Memphis ... Graduated with a degree in multi-disciplinary studies in May 2020.