|High School:||South Salem HS '11|
HS: Graduated from South Salem HS in 2011. He finished his career with 17 1/2 sacks, an interception, two fumble recoveries and four blocked field goal attempts. As a senior, he earned honorable-mention honors on the Oregonian 6A All-State team as a linebacker and tight end. Also earned first-team All-Central Valley Conference honors as a junior and senior as a linebacker, and was a first-team pick at tight end as a senior when he led his school to a runner-up finish in the league. He finished his senior season with a team-leading 17 receptions for 327 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 31 catches for 487 yards and five TDs in his career. On defense, he led 6A with 125 tackles, while recording 10 sacks to rank fifth in the State. As a junior he had nine sacks and caught 12 passes for 149 yards.
Personal: Born 6/16/92 in Salem, Ore. His parents are David and Lora Withnell. Intends on majoring in business. Name is pronounced “with-nell.”