2008: A starter in nine of 10 games last season ... Missed one game while recovering from a concussion ... Finished third on the team, and eighth in the Patriot League, with 68 tackles ... Had four tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble, one interception and broke up three passes ... Had at least four tackles in eight games ... Registered a career-high 14 tackles, including two for loss, against Bucknell ... Had his second game with at least 10 tackles with 12 against Lehigh, also picking off one pass ... Had nine tackles against Howard, Penn and at Fordham.
2007: A starter in all 11 games last season ... Led the team, and ranked eighth in the Patriot League, with 76 tackles (37 solo) ... Had two tackles-for-loss, one sack, one pass breakup and one forced fumble ... Registered two games with at least 10 tackles, including a season-high 15 against Fordham ... Had 10 tackles against Yale ... Recorded nine tackles apiece against Cornell, at Bucknell and at Marist ... Had at least five tackles in three other games (at Stony Brook, at Penn and at Lehigh).
2006: Appeared in five games ... Finished the season with five tackles, four solo ... Registered a career-high two stops in the final two games of the season, at Lafayette and at Fordham ... A Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection.
High School: Played four years of football and ran three years of track ... Earned three letters in football at defensive back and running back ... Ran sprints for three seasons ... Named First Team All-Southwestern Conference (DB), First Team All-Lorain County and first team all-district, Second Team All-Ohio and the team's most valuable player as a senior ... Earned All-Southwestern Conference honors in the 4x100-meter relay in 2003 and in the 4x200 relay in 2004 ... He helped lead his team to nine-straight conference championships, the 2003 Division II state title and to runner-up finishes the last two years ... As a senior, he ran for 933 yards, scored three touchdowns and recorded three interceptions.
Personal: Born on March 9, 1988 in Omaha, Nebraska ... The son of Charles and Melissa Rau ... Has a sister, Jackie, who attends Cornell, and a brother, Jeffrey ... An honors graduate, he was named to the school's honor roll all eight semesters.