Southern Miss plays Rice to open the 2014 Conference USA slate on Saturday at The Rock.
The Golden Eagles worked in full pads at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in six games on the season ... Made collegiate debut at Mississippi State, while also seeing time against No. 3 Alabama, Rice, Middle Tennessee, UTEP and UTSA ... Recorded seven tackles on the year (one solo, six assisted) ... Had a season-high three stops in the season opener at Mississippi State ... Also had a pair of stops at No. 3 Alabama.
2013 (Freshman): Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.
High School: Three-star recruit and the No. 26 player in Alabama by ESPN.com ... Three-star recruit and No. 44 in Alabama by 247Sports.com ... Three-star recruit and the nation's No. 36 DT by Rivals.com ... Played for coach Richard White at Dadeville High School ... Named the ASWA Class 4A Lineman of the Year ... Also earned First-Team All-Area honors according to Opelika-Auburn News ... Participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game ... Tallied 157 tackles, four sacks and six fumble recoveries during senior campaign.
Personal: Full name is Rodriguz Crayton ... Son of Patricia and Harvey Wyckoff ... Has a brother, Jai Grahm, and a sister, Kira Crayton ... Cousin, Rodney Crayton, played football at Auburn ... Born on Jan. 12, 1995 in Alexander City, Ala. ... Undeclared major.
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