Was significant contributor in Herd’s 10-man defensive line rotation throughout 2014 C-USA title season … Sat out 2013 season after transferring from Miami (Fla.).
R-JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Played in 13 of 14 games (missing Florida Atlantic) as No. 2 tackle behind all-conference pick James Rouse … Blocked a field goal attempt at FIU (Oct. 18) … Played 225 snaps on defense at three-technique spot … Made 17 tackles, including three tackles for loss … Had four tackles in win over Rhode Island, and three in victories over Middle Tennessee and UAB.
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Sat out the season after transferring from Miami (Fla.) to Marshall in summer of 2013.
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2012 at Miami): Played in one game ... Made Miami debut against North Carolina, did not record any stats.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011 at Miami): Redshirted to retain eligibility.
HERD FILE: Born March 17, 1992 … Majoring in Health Science at MU … Nicknamed “Rico” … At Homestead High School, was three-star defensive end according to ESPNU and Rivals.com ... Ranked 26th-best weakside defensive end by Rivals.com ... All-time sack leader at Homestead ... Also played tight end and wide receiver freshman and sophomore years … Was 195-pound wideout at Homestead ... Considered North Carolina, Marshall and Texas Tech among other schools, earning more than 20 scholarship offers, including Florida State, Syracuse, West Virginia, Kansas State and Washington.