Will be counted on for his leadership and experience on a very youthful defensive line
Has played in 36 games, earning four starts during his career
2010 (Junior): Played in all 12 games earning three starts ... Recorded 16 tackles, including four for losses ... Also picked off a pass which he returned 27 yards ... Tied a career-high with four tackles at Nicholls, including two for losses ... Recorded his first career interception in the win over Southeastern Louisiana.
2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games ... Recorded 19 tackles, including nine solo tackles and a tackle for a loss ... Recorded a season-high four stops at Montana.
2008 (Freshman): Played in 11 games, earning one start (at TCU) ... Finished the season with 17 tackles, including three for losses, and 1.5 sacks ... Posted a season-high four stops against Langston in the season opener, including one for a loss ... Recorded a three-tackle effort at Western Illinois and against South Dakota State ... Also recorded a tackle for a loss in both of those games ... Was credited with a sack against Kentucky Wesleyan and at Nicholls.
High School: A three-year letterwinner at South Houston High ... A two-time all-district selection ... Earned second-team all-district honors as a junior, and first-team honors as a senior ... Was an all-state performer as a thrower for the track and field team.
Personal: Son of Joseph Vazquez ... Born Nov. 7, 1989, in Caracas, Venezuela.