Athletic and productive linebacker and special teams standout.
Credited with a career-best 10 tackles vs. Marshall to move into seventh on the team with 29... also recovered a fumble on a punt... Missed the Hawai'i game with a concussion... Led the team with seven tackles vs. La Tech... Also a standout on special teams, with 12 career tackles (7 kickoffs, 5 punts) as well as a fumble recovery... Leads the team with six special teams stops this year (3/3).
Made his first career start at UAB... Led the team with seven tackles vs. LA Tech... Recovered a muffed punt at New Mexico State to set up an Owls' touchdown... Credited with a career-high eight tackles vs. Texas A&M and first career TFL vs. Kansas.
Redshirt freshman who saw extensive action on special teams, picking up a pair of tackles on kickoff coverage... Picked up his first career tackles at Tulane and added his second in the season finale at UTEP... 2012 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
San Antonio Central Catholic High School
TAPPS Division I All-State and All-District selection as a senior for coach Calos Enrico, despite missing all but the last five games of the season because of an injury... Returned to action and recorded 67 tackles (43 solos and 24 assisted) in those five games... Named to the San Antonio Express News Sub 5A All Area second team (includes public and private schools)... Academic All State selection.
Nicholas Victor Elder... Born: Oct. 14, 1992 at San Antonio, Texas ... Parents: Dan and Chris Elder San Antonio (two brothers)... Older brother (Michael) is a strong safety at Carleton College in Minnesota... Rice major: Economics and Sport Management... Rice College: Sid Richardson.