Zeke Riser
Zeke  Riser


LaVernia, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 255




• 2009  C-USA All-Freshman Defensive Team
• 2010-11 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
• 2009-10 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

Redshirt Sophomore (2011): Returned to the lineup and saw time in all 14 games, starting four ... Recorded 17 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and shared in a sack ... Lengthy defensive lineman that batted down three passes and had another quarterback hurry ... Had six games with multiple stops and had a great effort vs. Rice when both of his tackles combined for seven yards in losses for the Owls ... Finished the regular season strong, recording two stops each in games against SMU, Tulsa and Southern Miss ... Had a season high three tackles at Louisiana Tech (including two solo tackles).

Redshirt Freshman (2010): Sat out 2010 season with a knee injury.

Freshman (2009): One of only 10 players to start all 14 games ... Only freshmen to start all 14 games ... Made collegiate debut as starting defensive end against Northwestern State during the season opener ... Posted two tackles and recovered a fumble against the Demons ... Recorded a solo tackle and broke up a pass at No. 5/6 Oklahoma State ... Posted six tackles, including five solo stops, and recovered a fumble at Mississippi State ... Recorded two tackles, including a 4-yard sack, at C-USA rival Tulane ... Finished with 1.5 tackles for a loss of five yards against the Green Wave ... Posted two tackles, including a sack for a loss of five yards, at C-USA rival Tulsa ... Recorded three tackles, including an assist for a loss, against C-USA rival Memphis ... Finished with four tackles, including an assisted sack for a loss of three yards, and broke up a pass against C-USA rival Rice during the regular-season finale. C-USA Championship Game: Posted five tackles and added a quarterback pressure at East Carolina. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Finished wih five tackles, including three solo stops, against Air Force ... Tied a Houston single-season record with 14 games played against the Falcons.

High School: Helped lead team to a 10-2 record and was an area finalist in the state playoffs ... Picked up First Team All-District honors as a junior and was an All-Region underclassman ... Named the 27-3A Defensive MVP as a senior ... Recorded 68 tackles with 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... Also garnered First Team All-Area Sub-5A accolades and was a Honorable Mention All-State pick ... Also played basketball and competed in track and field and powerlifting ... Regional finalist and school record holder in the discus... also a Regional finalist in powerlifting ... Member of A Honor Roll, FCA, Who's Who Among American High School Students and National Honor Society.

Personal: Full name is Zeke Adams Riser... Born Sept. 11, 1990, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Son of Greg and Cindy Jendrusch ... Majoring in kinesiology-sports administration.

Riser's Career Bests
Tackles: 5, vs. Air Force (12-31-09); at East Carolina (12-5-09)
Tackles for Loss: 1.5, at Tulane (10-17-09)
Sacks: 1.0, at Tulsa (11-7-09); at Tulane (10-17-09)
Fumble Recoveries: 1, at Mississippi State (10-10-09); vs. Northwestern State (9-5-09)
Pass Breakups: 1, vs. Rice (11-28-09); at No. 5/6 Oklahoma State (9-12-09)

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