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Daquan Romero

OLB
Position
6'1''
Height
230 lbs.
Weight
Sophomore
Class
Hampton, Va.
Hometown
Phoebus HS
High School

AT VIRGINIA
2014 – One of 10 Cavaliers to start all 12 games of the season … finished the season No. 3 on the team with 86 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and his first career interception … part of a defense that helped limit the nation’s No. 5 rusher (Pitt’s James Conner) and its No. 12 rusher (Miami’s Duke Johnson) under 100 yards rushing each and their lowest outputs of the season … started the season with eight tackles, including 1.0 sack for a loss of six yards, 3.0 tackles for a total loss of 13 yards, and one forced and recovered fumble against No. 7 UCLA … led the team with 12 tackles against Richmond and made one interception … recorded eight tackles and two broken up passes in ACC win over No. 21 Louisville … led the team with eight tackles at No. 21 BYU … notched six tackles, including 1.0 sack for a loss of 16 yards, and made one fumble recovery and returned for 12 yards in a victory over Kent State … made six tackles and broke up one pass against Pitt … had seven tackles at Duke … recorded seven tackles for a total loss of four years … had a total of five stops against Georgia Tech, including one tackle for a loss of four yards … recorded five solo stops at No. 2 Florida State … recorded five tackles and blocked a 34-yard field goal attempt by Michael Badgley in win over Miami … tallied eight stops against Virginia Tech in the season finale. 2013 – Appeared in all 12 games with 11 starts … No. 2 on the team with 89 tackles … No. 13 in the ACC with 89 tackles … led UVa in tackles four times … made 12 stops in season-opening win over BYU … had 7.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … broke up four passes … made eight tackles against Oregon, Pitt and Duke … helped UVa limit Pitt to 199 yards of total offense … made nine stops against Ball State and 10 tackles against Georgia Tech … made seven tackles and one sack at North Carolina … finished the season with nine tackles against Virginia Tech. 2012 – Appeared in all 12 games and made four starts … with 44 tackles, led all UVa players who didn’t start at least 10 games in tackles … made four stops against Richmond … recorded two tackles against Penn State … recovered a fumble on a muffed punt at Georgia Tech … made first collegiate start at NC State and had six tackles … had five stops against Miami … made a career-high seven tackles against North Carolina … made seven stops in season finale at Virginia Tech. 2011 – Enrolled in January and participated in spring practice … One of 12 true freshmen that made collegiate debut against William & Mary … appeared in 10 of Virginia’s 13 games … made 12 tackles and 1.0 tackles for a loss … played a season-high 31 plays (21 on defense) at North Carolina … set career mark with five tackles at North Carolina … had one tackle against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Linebacker at Phoebus High School in Hampton … ranked No. 95 DE in nation by Scout.com … earned a scouts grade of 77 from ESPN.com … ranked No. 98 DE in country by ESPN.com … received a three-star position rating from Scout.com, ESPN.com, and Rivals.com … first-team Associated Press 2010 All-Group AAA football team … two-time Peninsula District Defensive Player of the Year … three-time first-team all-state and All-Eastern Region selection … notched 19 sacks in 15 games to help the Phantoms capture their third-straight AAA Div. 5 state championship in 2010 … selected to participate in the inaugural Chesapeake Bowl … named to the ESPN RISE All-Junior team after recording 30 sacks, including 11 in the playoffs, his junior season … earned first-team all-state honors as a TE for coach Stan Sexton his sophomore year … nickname is Da-Da.