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Rakeem Nunez-Roches
Rakeem  Nunez-Roches

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Dangriga, Belize

High School:
Central (Ala.) HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 305

Position:
DL

Experience:
3L

05/02/2015

Southern Miss Defensive Lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches Taken by Kansas City Chiefs in Sixth Round

03/06/2015

Football Hosts Annual Pro Day

Various NFL scouts were on hand to watch six former Golden Eagles.

12/19/2014

Acosta, Nunez-Roches Headline Phil Steele's All-C-USA Team

Corey Acosta and Rakeem Nunez-Roches were named First Team All-C-USA by Phil Steele.

11/12/2014

Football Faces Roadrunners in Thursday Night Clash

Southern Miss and UTSA meet for the first time this week in a Thursday night contest.

11/07/2014

Football Hosts Undefeated Marshall for Homecoming

Southern Miss and No. 23 Marshall meet on the gridiron at 6 p.m. at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

10/25/2014

FootAball vs LA Tech

Football vs LA Tech

09/20/2014

Football vs Appalachian State

Football vs Appalachian State

09/13/2014

Football vs Bama

Football vs Bama

09/06/2014

Football vs Alcorn

football vs Alcorn

08/30/2014

Football vs MS State

Football vs MS State

All-Conference USA (2014 – First Team)
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.

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