All-Conference USA (2012 – Honorable Mention)
2014 (Redshirt Junior): Named All-Conference USA (First Team) … Played in 11 games, making 11 starts on the year ... Recorded 58 tackles (32 solo, 26 assisted) on the year with a team-high 14.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks … Credited with seven quarterback hurries and a blocked kick … Notched a season-high 11 tackles on the road against UTEP with nine stops against Appalachian State and seven tackles at Mississippi State … Recorded a season-high 3.0 TFLs against App State, Rice and UTEP, while adding 2.5 tackles for loss against Louisiana Tech … Notched 2.0 sacks at UTEP and an additional sack versus App State … Had a season-high two QB hurries at UTEP with hurries against Mississippi State, App State, Rice, LA Tech and No. 23 Marshall … Blocked a kick against the Miners.
2013 (Junior): Played and started first two games of the season before being sidelined with a season-ending injury … Earned a medical redshirt … Recorded eight tackles on the year (two solo, six assisted) with a half a tackle for loss … Had a season-high five tackles in the season-opener against Texas State … Also had three stops at No. 22 Nebraska.
2012 (Sophomore): Named All-Conference USA (Honorable Mention) … Started 11 games on the interior defensive line and appeared in all 12 contests … Did not start the UTEP game which was Senior Night for the Golden Eagles … Tallied 37 total tackles (22 solo, 15 assisted) with six tackles for loss and one sack … Forced one fumble and blocked a kick.
2011 (Freshman): Appeared in six games … Earned Conference USA All-Freshman team accolades … Tallied a pair of stops including 1.5 tackles for loss.
High School: Three-star defensive lineman by ESPN, as well as earning two stars from both Rivals.com and Scout.com … Played for coach Woodrow Lowe at Central (Ala.) High School … Picked Second-Team All-Area by the Opelika-Auburn News and was an Alabama Top 50 player, ranking No. 39, by the Tuscaloosa News … Helped team finish 9-2 in 2010 and captured the Region 3 6A Championship … Tallied 132 career tackles to go along with 17 sacks and four forced fumbles … Also played basketball and baseball … Earned All-State accolades in basketball and voted best pitcher in baseball.
Personal: Full name is Rakeem Nathan Nunez-Roches … Son of Nancy Nunez … Has a brother, Raul Roches, and two sisters Reesheda and Rashada … Born on July 3, 1993 in Dangriga, Belize … Majoring in biological sciences.