TULANE: A returning letterwinner.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in four games (Alabama, Army, LSU, Houston).
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterman where he saw action at offensive guard, offensive tackle and defensive tackle for coach Bill Gierke... named No. 83 offensive guard by Scout.com... helped the Eagles to a combined 20-5 record during his final two prep seasons, including a pair of trips to the state playoffs... named first-team all-metro as a junior and senior... did not play organized football until sophomore year, but went on to claim first-team All-Combine honors at the Scout.com All-American Combine in Jacksonville, Fla.... also lettered in basketball and track and field.
PERSONAL: A legal studies major... born Rafael Lorenzo Vazquez on Aug. 8, 1990, in Washington, D.C.... one of four children of Rafael Vazquez and Denise Troutan... father played collegiately at Maryland.