Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2013: Returning starting defensive tackle ... seasoned veteran as Duke’s most experienced defensive lineman ... will be counted on by the coaching staff for leadership within the unit ... has played both interior positions during tenure in Durham ... enters the 2013 season having started 36 consecutive games ... in 37 career games (36 starts), has 86 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries, one caused fumble, one PBU and two QB pressures ... career starting assignment total leads all active ACC defensive linemen and ranks tied for second among all active players in the league ... has played 1,760 career snaps ... has 12 career games with 3+ tackles including a career-high eight stops against N.C. Central in 2012 ... has carded at least one tackle in 28 career games and 2+ stops in 23 contests ... had two tackles including one quarterback sack in the annual Spring Game ... one of five Duke players enrolled in graduate school, joining Kenny Anunike, Ross Cockrell, John Coleman and Dave Harding.
2012: Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 13 games ... registered 28 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks, one fumble recovery and two QB pressures ... posted a season-high eight tackles including 2.0 tackles for loss against N.C. Central ... sacks came versus Memphis and Virginia Tech ... recorded multiple tackles in nine weeks ... fumble recovery came at Wake Forest ... on the field for 686 snaps including a season-high 66 at Georgia Tech.
2011: Started all 12 games ... carded 32 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack and one fumble recovery on the year ... had a season-high six tackles versus Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and North Carolina ... first collegiate sack came at North Carolina ... recovered a fumble against Georgia Tech ... after totaling five tackles through the first five games, averaged 3.9 stops per contest over the final seven weeks of the year ... on the field for 465 snaps including a season-high 51 against North Carolina.
2010: Third team Freshman All-America selection by Phil Steele ... played in all 12 games, starting the final 11 weeks of the year ... finished with 26 tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup and one caused fumble ... blocked a field goal attempt versus Army ... logged a season-high five tackles against both Maryland and Georgia Tech ... had four stops including one for loss and one caused fumble at Virginia Tech ... on the field for 609 total snaps including a season-high 67 versus Virginia.
2009: Did not see game action ... enrolled at Duke in January, 2009.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at West Florence under Trey Woodberry ... charted as the 71st-best defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com ... earned all-region honors as a senior after posting 70 tackles with 10 quarterback sacks as West Florence went 7-5 ... All-Mid Atlantic Region pick by SuperPrep ... helped the South squad to a 24-14 win in the annual South Carolina North-South All-Star game on December 13, 2008 in Myrtle Beach ... had 62 tackles with nine sacks as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Ramon and Tanya Sarmiento ... born April 5, 1991 ... high school teammate of fellow Duke football team member John Coleman ... graduated from Duke in May, 2013 with a degree in cultural anthropology while minoring in education ... currently pursuing a graduate degree in Christian studies.