2012: Reserve safety ... physical defensive back ... could compete for playing time on both defense and special teams ... displayed improvement during spring drills ... in the annual Spring Game, recorded five tackles, one caused fumble and one fumble recovery to help the White team to a 38-24 victory.
2011: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman at Westlake under coach Greg Minnis ... listed as the No. 51 safety in the nation by Rivals.com ... charted as the No. 84 safety in the nation by ESPN.com ... as a junior, posted 124 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks as Westlake earned a bid to the state playoffs.
Personal: Son of Frank Tavarez ... born November 7, 1992 ... accomplished actor with roles in Field of Vision (NBC Family Night Movie; 2011), Avalon High (Disney Channel original movie; 2010), Meet the Browns (TV series; 2010), The Last Adam (Film; 2006) and Big Momma’s House 2 (Film; 2006).
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