Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012: Returning starting defensive tackle ... Duke’s most experienced defensive lineman ... enters the 2012 season having started 23 consecutive games ... in 24 career games (23 starts), has 58 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack, one fumble recovery, one caused fumble and one PBU ... has played 1,074 career snaps ... has 10 career games with 3+ tackles including a career-high six stops on three occasions ... all three games (Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech & North Carolina) with six tackles came over the final five weeks of the 2011 season.
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 career-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.
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.
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 ... majoring in cultural anthropology while minoring in education.