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Taheem Acevedo
Taheem Acevedo

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Felix Varela Senior

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
12/08/1988

Major:
Health Administration


2006: Returned to the squad with a desire to play and to add both the strength and maturity needed among the otherwise young defensive backs...ended the year fourth in total tackles with 56...also recorded 2.5 tackles for a loss of three yards, including a sack for a loss of two...had four interceptions on the season and was among a defense that recorded the most single-season interceptions in the school's history...credited with one interception and a fumble recovery for a return of 12 yards in his first game back...also recorded nine tackles versus Clemson...that season-high mark stood until Nov. 18 when he recorded 13, including 10 solo against North Texas...his defensive game against UNT was highlighted by two interceptions each of which helped preserved the victory for the Owls.

2005: Broke his ankle the second to last scrimmage of the spring season...used the year as a


redshirt season.

2004: Played in eight games a year ago, slowed by injuries...was the starting free safety against one of the nation's most prolific offenses, Hawaii...recorded a season-high seven tackles, six solo...second best game came against Florida A&M, recorded five tackles...broke up two passes and recorded one QB hurry...ended the year with 15 solo tackles and nine assists for 24 total tackles.

2003: Injuries among the defensive backs accelerated his game time...recorded a tackle in nine games...tallied four (3-1) in his first start, against Illinois State, and four (2-2) against Siena...ended his freshman campaign with 16 total tackles, including 11 solo...recorded a fumble recovery against Siena...was also a member of the special teams, returning four kick-offs for a total of 34 yards...his longest was 16 yards against Northern Colorado.

High School: Played for Clark Eakes at Felix Varela Senior High School, where he was a two-way starter...had 58 rushing attempts for 389 yards...recorded three receptions for 198 yards...returned six punts for 125 yards, including one TD...defensively had 82 tackles and eight interceptions, two for a score...earned second-team All-Dade honors and was the team's MVP...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track).

Personal: Health administration major...son of Debra Callwood...born Dec. 8, 1985, in the U.S. Virgin Island, St. Thomas.

FAU Career Defensive Stats
YearGMSUTATTTTFLINT-YDSPBUFR
200314115160-00-001
20048159240-00-021
2006124214562.5-34-051
Total346828962.5-34-072
*Induried and redshirted in 2005

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