Started 11 games at right guard after shifting to the offensive line in the spring ... Saw action on 704 plays on the year, third-most among Deacon offensive linemen ... Ranked second on the team with 53.5 knockdowns ... Graded out at 78 percent on the year.
Played in nine games off the bench to earn his second varsity letter ... Made six tackles on the season, including a half-tackle for loss ... Made his first appearance of the season vs. Gardner-Webb (Sept. 17) and had two tackles, including a half-tackle for loss ... Made a season-high three tackles at North Carolina (Oct. 29) ... Also had a tackle vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 15) ... Switched to the offensive side of the ball during 2012 spring practice.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in nine games and made three starts to earn his first varsity letter ... Finished with 10 total tackles on the season ... Made collegiate debut vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2) ... Recorded first tackles of collegiate career at Florida State (Sept. 25), making three stops ... Started at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16) and made two tackles ... Had a season-high four tackles at Maryland (Oct. 30).
2009 (True Freshman)
Redshirted the season.
A 2009 graduate of Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. ... Second team all-state Class 4A pick in Florida as a senior after earning third team honors in 2007 ... Collected 86 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior ... Was a teammate at Nease with former Deacon lineman John Gallagher ... Member of the Florida Times-Union Super 24 and Super 11 ... Named to the All-First Coast team and the all-county team ... Won the St. Johns River Athletic Conference weightlifting competition with a clean and jerk of 350 pounds, which set a conference record ... Had 101 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a junior ... Named first team all-county ... Played for Coach Danny Cowgill ... Scout.com listed him as the No. 59 defensive tackle prospect in the country ... Recruited by Tom Elrod.
Double-majoring in communication and sociology with a minor in entrepreneurship and social enterprise ... Son of Donna and Frank Souza ... Born February 10, 1991 ... Last name is pronounced "SUE-zah".