Played in all 12 games off the bench after shifting to the defensive line during 2012 spring practice ... Made two tackles on the year, including one for a loss ... Registered his first career tackle, a solo stop, at Florida State (Sept. 15) ... Had a half-tackle for loss at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Also saw action on special teams as a member of the field goal unit.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in one game, seeing action at tight end vs. Gardner-Webb (Sept. 17) ... Earned his first varsity letter ... Moved to the defensive side of the ball during 2012 spring practice.
2010 (True Freshman)
Redshirted the season ... Suffered a torn ACL in the final week of practice.
Enrolled at Wake Forest in January 2010 and participated in spring practice ... Graduated from Ida Baker High School in Cape Coral, Fla. in December 2009 ... Became the first player from Ida Baker to sign an NLI with a BCS-level school ... As a tight end, had 10 receptions for 166 yards and one touchdown as a senior to go along with 110 tackles at middle linebacker ... Made 20 tackles in a win over Island Coast ... Helped the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record in 2009, the best record in school history, and its first-ever playoff appearance ... Ida Baker was competing in football for just the fifth season ... Rated the No. 8 tight end in Florida by SunStateFootball.com ... Had 11 receptions for 124 yards with 56 tackles, two sacks and an interception as a junior ... Caught nine passes for 136 yards and added 24 tackles as a sophomore ... Scored a pair of touchdowns in a 48-0 win over North Port ... Scored on an 11-yard reception and a 16-yard fumble return ... Played for Coach Brian Conn ... Named to the FACA District 16 Senior All-Star team as a tight end ... Selected to play in the John Carrigan Rotary South All-Star Classic ... His interception in the closing seconds helped seal the South victory ... Graduated with a 3.9 GPA ... Recruited by Steve Russ.
Majoring in communication with a minor in entrepreneurship and social enterprise ... Son of Luis Rivera and Miriam Garcia ... Born Feb. 17, 1992 in Queens, N.Y.