Rare physical specimen who possesses a bench press of 520 lbs., a squat of 620 lbs., a vertical jump of 36.5 inches and a 4.43 time in the 40-yard dash ... a two-time all-MAC honoree after earning first-team plaudits in 2004 ... enters his third season as a starter after being a contributor as a true freshman ... moves to down lineman on passing downs to provide an extra pass rusher ... on the Nagurski Trophy watch list for the nation's best defensive player ... has All-America potential ... ranked 40th on a list of the top 100 NFL Prospects for 2006 in a list compiled by USA Today.
A first-team all-MAC selection ... started season with a career-high 10 tackles versus Indiana State ... had five tackles and was in on two quarterback sacks versus Marshall (Sept. 29) ... made eight solo stops versus Kent State (Oct. 9) ... in on seven tackles, including two stops for loss, versus UCF (Oct. 23) ... made seven solo stops and forced two fumbles in Miami's Nov. 2 defeat of Toledo ... finished the regular season with seven tackles and a quarterback sack deep in Akron territory on Nov. 20 ... made eight tackles, including five solo stops, in MAC Championship game (Dec. 2) ... totaled a season-high 11 tackles, including three stops for loss in Independence Bowl loss to Iowa State (Dec. 28) ... ranked third on the team in tackles.
Second-team all-MAC selection ... opened the season with 10 tackles, including eight solo stops and three tackles for loss, in season opener at Iowa (Aug. 30) ... notched seven tackles, including two for loss, and intercepted a pass in win at Colorado State (Sept. 20) ... notched back-to-back double-digit tackling performances in wins over Cincinnati (Sept. 27) and Akron (Oct. 4), recording 10 and 13 tackles, respectively ... also tallied a sack, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass versus the Zips ... had eight tackles, including two for loss, and a fumble recovery in defeat of Bowling Green (Nov. 4), earning MAC Defensive Player of the Week plaudits ... followed with 10 tackles, including three for loss, and an interception returned for a touchdown against Marshall (Nov. 12), earning his second straight MAC Player of the Week plaudit ... totaled eight tackles versus Ohio (Nov. 22), including three for loss ... rounded out regular-season with six solo stops and a tackle for loss at UCF (Nov. 28) ... totaled seven tackles, a quarterback hurry and two break-ups at Bowling Green (Dec. 4) ... made six tackles, including a quarterback sack, and picked off a pass in the GMAC Bowl (Dec. 18) ... came one tackle for loss short of 10th-place on Miami's single-season charts ... one of just 28 MAC players to reach 100 tackles on the season ... ranked 33rd nationally in tackles for loss.
Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman while making nine starts ... ranked seventh on the team in tackles, totaling 49 tackles and 28 solo stops ... totaled five tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks ... recovered a fumble versus North Carolina (Aug. 31) in his first career outing ... totaled seven tackles, including five solo hits in Sept. 21 defeat of Kent State ... notched sacks in consecutive games versus Akron (Sept. 28) and Cincinnati (Oct. 5) ... had two tackles for loss in the Akron win.
Averaged seven yards per carry and 16 tackles per game as a senior ... ran the 100-meter dash in 10.8 as a junior ... led Creston to a 39-12 record over four seasons including two city championships, a regional championship and a state runner-up finish in 1999 ... named first-team all-state as a senior ... three-time all-city and two-time all-area selection ... coached by Charles "Sparky" McEwen.
Born June 17, 1983 (22 years old) ... son of David and Veronica Nande ... health studies major ... brother, Tersee, is a safety for the RedHawks.