Christian Ringo | Defensive End | Louisiana Lafayette | 6'0" - 272 lbs.
2014 (Senior): Anchored a defensive line that boasted the best rushing defense in the conference while ranking third overall in sacks … ranked seventh in the nation in tackles-for-loss (TFL) with 20.0 and is fifth among defensive linemen … also ranks 12th in the nation in sacks with 11.5 and is seventh among defensive linemen … recorded 45 tackles (38 solo) … tied for the conference lead recovering two fumbles on the season including a 41-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown at Texas State (10/14) … his 5.5 TFL against ULM (11/15) set a new school single-game record and is tied for the most in a game this year … also posted a career-best 2.5 sacks against the Warhawks … named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 20 … received LSWA Defensive Player of the Week honors on Nov. 17…had at least one sack in five of eight games … started in all 13 games for the Cajuns … notched a season-best eight tackles at ULM … posted four quarterback hurries on the year … recorded a sack in the final minute against Nevada in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (12/20) to set a single-season school record (11.5) and tie the career record (21.0) … led the Sun Belt with 9.5 sacks in conference play … also led the league with 15.5 TFL in conference play averaging almost 2.0 TFL per game (1.94/per game).
2013 (Junior): Preseason first team All-Sun Belt choice on the defensive line. . . hampered by injury throughout the year, missing the Arkansas State (10/22/13) and New Mexico State (11/2/13) games. . . played in 11 contests, making 10 starts. . . made 16 tackles (13 solo) with two TFL and one quarterback sack. . . had thee tackles vs. ULM (11/30/13), adding two TFL (-9) and a six-yard quarterback sack. . . also had three tackles at South Alabama (12/7/13). . . earned third letter.
2012 (Sophomore): Key member of the defensive line, playing in every game with seven starts at defensive tackle. . . made 29 tackles (18 solo) with 10.5 TFL (-51) and a team-high seven sacks (-41). . . forced a pair of fumbles and recovered one. . . ranked second in the Sun Belt in sacks and 11th in TFL. . . had a career-high eight tackles vs. Arkansas State (10/23/12), making 2.5 TFL (-15) and 1.5 sacks (-13). . . had multiple tackles in seven of the last eight games. . . made three tackles with a sack and a forced fumble at ULM (11/3/12). . . also made three tackles with a sack vs. WKU (11/17/12). . . earned second letter.
2011 (Freshman): Saw action in eight games as a reserve on the defensive line and on special teams. . . did not play vs. Oklahoma State, Kent State, Troy and WKU. . . made 19 tackles (eight solo), adding 2.5 tackles for loss (-13 yards) and 1.5 quarterback sacks (-12). . . had two tackles, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss (-4 yards) and shared a QB sack in his first action vs. Nicholls State (9/17). . . came back at FIU the following week to make a career-high six tackles (two solo). . . had a quarterback sack as part of a two-tackle effort vs. Florida Atlantic (10/1). . . added three tackles against both North Texas (10/15) and Arkansas State (11/12). . . recorded two tackles in the New Orleans Bowl.
High School: Second team all-state choice by the Mississippi Coaches Association as a senior at Forest Hill High, playing for coach Mario Lane. . . also named first team All-Metro and second team all-state by the Clarion Ledger. . . posted 64 tackles, nine sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior. . . played in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic in Mobile. . . four-year starter. . . received all-metro honors as a junior . . . rated two-star prospect by Scout.com.
Personal: Born March 10, 1992 in Jackson, Miss . . . son of Henry and Alethea Ringo. . . has two brothers (Isaiah Williams & Chris Ringo). . . criminal justice major.