New Orleans Bowl: Recorded seven tackles, four solo, in the program's first bowl game...also credited with a pass breakup.
2007: Played in every game and started all but the last four...had a game-high nine tackles twice, at Kentucky and at Troy...had two tackles for a loss against Middle Tennessee and FIU...FIU's TFL equaled for a loss of 12 yards...broke up a pass against USF and forced a fumble versus Troy...also had two sacks against Florida International for a loss of 12 yards...forced a fumble at Troy...used speed to apply pressure with a career-high three sacks, a forced fumble and a career-high two pass breakups.
2006: Secured a starting spot at outside linebacker...ended the year fifth on the team with 49 total tackles after he played in 11 games...second among the linebackers with 3.5 tackles for a loss of four yards, all came against conference opponents...also recorded one quarterback hurry...recorded 10 tackles in the season opener against Clemson.
2005: Moved into the starting line-up and with his addition, the unit moved to a 3-4 defensive scheme...ended the year fifth on the squad with 62 tackles, third among linebackers...first collegiate start was against Oklahoma State, a game he recorded a season-high 11 tackles...reached double digits twice more, at Arkansas State and against North Texas...tallied a season-high seven solo tackles at Troy and a season-high five assists three times.
2004: Used the year as a redshirt season.
High School: Played for Joe Zaccheo at Miami Pace High School...as a senior tallied 173 tackles, three sacks and one interception...two-sport athlete (football and wrestling)...earned second-team All-Dade in both sports...finished second in the state in wrestling at 189 pounds.
Personal: Interdisciplinary studies/arts and humanities...son of Monica Daw and Donnie Merritt...born Dec. 2, 1984, in Miami, FL.
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