96
John Mertilus
John Mertilus

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Port St. Lucie, FL

High School:
Fort Pierce Central

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 280

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
11/30/1986

Major:
Arts and Humanities


John Mertilus Photo Gallery

New Orleans Bowl: Traveled with the team that advanced to its first bowl appearance and first victory...recorded two tackles, including one solo.

2007: Played in 10 games and became a critical part of the team's success after injuries to Josh Savidge...started five of the last eight games...recorded four tackles, all assists against Arkansas State...had an assisted tackle for a loss against USF and a tackle for a loss of three yards at Florida.

2006: Saw action in four games....recorded two tackles, including one solo for a loss of two yards against South Carolina.

2005: Redshirted and used the year to gain size and strength.

High School: Played for Ed Geiger at Port St. Lucie High School, where he recorded 47 tackles, including six sacks as a senior...earned first-team All-St. Lucie County as well as first-team All-Area by the Palm Beach Post...his high school career saw him post 150 tackles and 10 sacks...he was an Outback Bowl participant as a senior...two-sport athlete (football and weightlifting)...member of the Honor Roll as a senior.

Personal: Arts and Humanities major...son of Louis and Dejanle Mertilus...born Nov. 30, 1986, in Brooklyn, NY.

FAU Career Defensive Stats
YearGMSUTATTTTFLSACKS-YDS
200641121.0-20-0

20071088161.5-30-0

Total1499182.5-50-0
all-access