Green Wave score 17-straight second-half points to improve to 2-1 on the young season
Ryan Grant posts career highs with 14 catches for 187 yards; Nick Montana tosses three scoring strikes
Junior Nick Montana named starter for season opener on Thursday against Jackson State
Green Wave continue to work on playbook with the start of the 2013 season slated for Aug. 29
Green Wave add 22 freshmen and two transfers on 2013 NCAA National Signing Day
2013: Played in all 13 games with 12 starts at weak-side linebacker as a true freshman...earned Conference USA Co-Freshman of the Year recognition and claimed a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman Team after sharing the team lead in fumble recoveries (2) while ranking tied for second in tackles for loss (10.0), third with 67 tackles (37 solo, 30 assists), tied for fourth in interceptions (1), tied for fifth in forced fumbles (1), seventh in sacks (2.0) and tied for seventh in pass break-ups (2)...finished tied for 47th in C-USA in tackles for loss per contest (0.77) and tied for 47th in tackles per game (5.2)...sat tied for 34th nationally in fumble recoveries...tallied a season-high 10 tackles (7 solo, 3 assists) with a sack among 2.0 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at Rice (11/30)...recorded eight tackles twice: 3 solo, 5 assists with 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass break-up at Louisiana Tech (9/12) and 6 solo, 2 assists with 2.0 tackles for loss vs Louisiana-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (12/21)...logged seven stops twice: 5 solo, 2 assists with a fumble recovery, an interception and a half tackle for loss vs South Alabama (9/7) and 7 assists with a half tackle for loss at FAU (11/2)...posted five tackles on three occasions: 2 solo, 3 assists with a half tackle for loss at Syracuse (9/21); 4 solo, 1 assist with half a tackle for loss vs North Texas (10/5); and 4 solo, 1 assist with a sack vs East Carolina (10/2)...had four tackles twice: 3 solo, 1 assist with a pass break-up vs Jackson State (8/29) and 2 solo, 2 assists vs UTEP (11/23)...added three stops (1 solo, 2 assists) with a half tackle for loss vs Tulsa (10/26)...off the field, was a member of Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Three-year letterman at Cypress Bay High for coach Mark Guandolo...rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status from ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com...ranked No. 82 safety in the country by 247Sports.com, the No. 167 defensive back by Scout.com and the No. 167 outside linebacker nationally by ESPN.com...received an 84 rating and listed as the No. 146 recruit in the state by 247Sports.com while garnering a 61 Scout Grade and ranking as the No. 294 prospect in the state by ESPN.com...helped lead the Lightning to a combined 31-10 overall record and a 12-1 district showing, a District 11-6A title as a sophomore, a District 11-6A championship as a senior, and three trips to the state playoffs...as a senior, named first-team all-state after posting 67 tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery...named linebacker MVP of the Al Golden Summer Camp in June 2012.
Personal: Born Nicolas Marley on Jan. 5, 1995, in Weston, Fla...son of Rohan Marley and Geraldine Khawley...father, Rohan, played college football at Miami (Fla.)...grandson of reggae legend, Bob Marley...majoring in business.
Marley's Career Defensive Statistics