2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in seven games assisted on four tackles in 2011 earned first varsity letter.
Game-by-Game: Appeared in season opener at USC (9/3) and home opener vs. New Mexico State (9/10) tallied first two tackles of season in 29-23 victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) recorded an assist in 37-24 loss to North Dakota State (9/24) appeared in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) assisted on one tackle in 45-17 loss at Purdue (10/8) appeared vs. Nebraska (10/22).
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Saw action in one game as a backup defensive lineman.
Helped his Ely High squad to 21-13 record over his last three seasons at the school earned All-Broward County honors following his senior seaosn three-time team offensive lineman of the year named his team's academic player of the year in 2006 tallied 70 total tackles during his senior season recorded 20 solo tackles and five sacks this past season ranked as the No. 61 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com earned a three-star ranking from Rivals as well coached by James Jones.
Born July 28, 1990 son of Childeric and Kettlie Jacques business marketing and education major.
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