Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Green Wave go two hours at Yulman Stadium with an eye on the upcoming 2015 season
Green Wave move to New Orleans Saints Facility with focus on special teams and option before scrimmaging
Green Wave defense forces three turnovers while tallying three sacks among eight tackles for loss
Photos By Parker Waters
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has played in 20 games with 11 starts at defensive end…has totaled 39 tackles (30 solo, 9 assists) with 6.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass break-ups…opens fall camp as starting defensive end.
2015: Played in all 12 games with 11 starts as a redshirt-sophomore…totaled 32 tackles (24 solo, 8 assists) with 5.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and two pass break-ups…tied for second on the team in fumble recoveries…tied for second on the team in sacks…made his first-collegiate start vs Duke (9/3), posting a career-high five tackles (3 solo, 2 assists), one tackle for a six yard loss and a forced fumble…tied his career-best tackle total with five - all solo - including a tackle for a loss and a sack at Navy (10/24)…notched four tackles (3 solo, 1 assist) vs Tulsa (11/27)…totaled three solo stops - including one tackle for loss - and a pass break-up vs Maine (9/19)…posted three stops (1 solo, 2 assists) including 1.0 sack and one pass break-up vs Houston (10/16)…had three solo stops at Memphis (10/31)…posted two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist) with 1.0 sack and 1.0 tackle for loss vs UConn (11/7)…notched three tackles (2 solo, 1 assist) at Temple (10/10)…recorded two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist) vs UCF (10/3)…posted one solo stop in a start at Georgia Tech (9/12) as well as one solo stop at Army (11/14).2014: Played in eight games as a redshirt-freshman…posted seven tackles (6 solo, 1 assist), one sack and one forced fumble on defense…also recorded four kickoffs for 222 yards (55.5 avg.) with one touchback…tallied a career-best three tackles – all solo – with one sack for a four-yard loss and a forced fumble vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/13)…recorded two solo tackles vs Cincinnati (10/31)…had an assisted tackle vs Temple (12/6)…recorded all four of his kickoffs for 222 yards and one touchback at Tulsa (9/28).
2013: Did not play as a true freshman and redshirted the season...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: One-year letterman at La Lumiere for coach Art Walker...rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status by Rivals.com and Scout.com...received an 85 rating and is listed as the No. 48 strong-side defensive end in the nation and the No. 12 prospect in the state by 247Sports.com...also listed as the No. 183 defensive end in the country by Scout.com...helped lead the Lakers to their first winning season in over a decade with a 5-4 record in his lone prep season on the gridiron...as a senior, tallied 83 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, eight sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and a pass break-up on defense while catching two passes for 35 yards and a score on offense and kicking off six times for 163 yards and a pair of touchbacks on special teams...scored 15 points in 2012 with touchdowns via reception and fumble return, and a trio of PATs...played two seasons of basketball at Central Park Christian School in Birmingham, Ala., before transferring to La Lumiere for the 2012-13 academic year.
Personal: Born Adetarami Babatunde Aruna on April 27, 1994, in Nigeria, Africa...son of Akinyemi Paul and Rhoda Ayanfe Aruna...majoring in business.
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