2008: Played in all 14 games ... tallied 12 tackles from his backup defensive tackle spot ... started in place of all-American Terrill Byrd in season opener against Eastern Kentucky.
2007: Saw limited action in all 13 games on the defensive line ... totaled six of his 11 tackles in the first four games of the season ... tallied two tackles vs. Southeast Missouri State ... recorded a tackle for loss vs. Oregon State ... notched a career-high three stops and a sack against Marshall ... made two tackles vs. Louisville ... helped on a tackle in the Papajohns.com Bowl triumph over Southern Miss.
2006: Joined the defensive tackle rotation in the fourth game of the season ... played in seven of the last 10 contests ... recorded a pair of stops at West Virginia ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006).
Terry Parker High School: Three-time first-team all-conference selection for head coach Greg Stanton's squad ... multiple-sport athlete who reached the state track championships and was a conference champion wrestler.
Ricardo Eugene Mathews, Jr.: Born July 30, 1987 ... son of Ricardo, Sr. and Jacquelyn Mathews.
Academic Major: Criminal Justice.