Green Wave look to snap five-game skid against Pirates; kickoff slated for 2:30 p.m. at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
2011: Played in 10 games as a redshirt-freshman...the bulk of his action came on special teams but also saw time at linebacker...finished tied for second on the team in fumble recoveries (1) while posting five tackles (4 solo, 1 assist)...tallied a career-best two solo stops at Hawai'i (11/26)...added single-stop contest at Duke (9/24), at Army (10/1) and vs Houston (11/10)...recorded first career fumble recovery vs UTEP (10/15)...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2010: Did not play as a true freshman...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: Three-year letterman at Clements High saw time at running back, tight end and linebacker for head coach Keith Knowles...ranked a three-star prospect by ESPN.com and a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com...earned a Scout Grade of 75 and ranked the No. 100 outside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com...helped the Rangers go a combined 23-9 during his prep career, including two trips to the state playoffs and a quarter-final finish as a sophomore...as a senior, named honorable-mention all-state and first-team All-District 5A-23 honors, and was a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club's Greater Houston Defensive Player of the Year after posting 106 tackles, including 20 for loss, defensively while carrying the ball twice for six yards and a touchdown and catching one pass for 36 yards on offense...tallied 79 tackles in seven games and was named second-team all-district as a junior...off the field, was a member of DECA.
Personal: Born Raymond Irving Oppman on Feb. 10, 1992, in Houston, Texas...son of William and Casandra Oppman...has one brother, David, and one sister, Alana...majoring in finance.