2008: Appeared in all 10 games ... Finished 10th on the team in tackles with 37 ... Had 13 solo stops and 24 assists ... Also had two tackles-for-loss and one fumble recovery ... Had at least two tackles in eight games ... Registered a season-high 10 tackles and had two tackles-for-loss against Bucknell ... Picked up nine tackles against Marist ... Tallied four tackles at Yale and had three apiece against Richmond, Lehigh and at Fordham.
2007: Appeared in 10 games ... Finished the season with 28 tackles, including two for losses, had one interception and one forced fumble ... Had a career day at Marist, registering a career-high 11 tackles (three solo) with one interception return for 13 yards ... Had four tackles in three games (at Stony Brook, Yale and at Bucknell).
2006: Appeared in one game.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Mater Dei ... Played linebacker and tight end ... Captained team as a senior ... Named the Monarch of the Year ... All-CIF Southern Section Defense ... Most valuable player of Serra League ... All-CIF Division I ... Led team in tackles as a junior and senior ... Helped lead Mater Dei to Serra League titles in 2004-05.
Personal: Born on June 9, 1988 in Long Beach, California ... The son of Joe and Susie Tavarez ... Has two younger brothers, Conrad and John Cole ... Named to the first honor roll, principal's honor roll and an Hispanic Scholar.