Nero Evero
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

High School:
Alta Loma HS '04

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 182

Position:
FS

Major:
Exercise Biology

2007: Started first six games of the year before being sidelined by injury... Posted 40 total tackles (17 solos, 23 assists)... Selected as Aggies' Defensive Player of the Week after 4-18-12 performance at Eastern Washington... Had 6 solo stops the week before at Portland State... Was leading team in tackles at time of injury (Chris Buck had 38 through sixth game).

2006: Saw action in all 11 games as No. 2 free safety (behind All-American Jonathan Barsi)... Finished year with 30 tackles (16 solos, 14 assists)... Had 21 tackles in final six games... Co-winner of team's Special Teams Player of the Week after Central Arkansas game... Posted season-best 5 tackles in that contest, including one that pinned kick returner Leonard Caesar on the UCA 9-yard line.

2005: Played in all 11 games... Totalled 11 tackles (8 solos, 3 assists)... Had season-high 3 tackles twice: vs. Southern Utah (2-1-3) and Stephen F. Austin (3-0-0)... First collegiate tackle was of Keith Levan of New Hampshire in season opener. 2004: Redshirted... Named Scout Defense Player of the Week after North Dakota State game.

ALTA LOMA HS '04: Posted 74 tackles, an interception and 3 pass break-ups as a senior, earning Best Defensive Back... Voted Top Sprinter for track team, competing in 200 and 400 meters... Selected as school's Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete.

PERSONAL: Born in Nigeria... Majoring in exercise biology... Father is Dennis Evero... Full name is Oghenero Erezi Evero... Older brother, Ejiro, played and coached for Aggies and currently serves as an assistant coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers... Career plans are in medicine... Sports hero is Champ Bailey, non-sports hero is his father... If he could assemble three historical figures to a dinner, he would invite Gale Sayers, George Washington and Genghis Khan