Redshirted in 2007, Amarikwa saw most of his action last two seasons on special teams ... could see more playing time in secondary in 2010.
2009: Played in nine games during season, mainly in reserve role in secondary and as regular on special teams ... recorded 12 tackles ... registered a season-high four tackles at Texas A&M.
2008: Saw backup duty in his first season of action with the Blazers, playing in all 12 games ... recorded eight tackles during the season ... led team in fumble recoveries with three (vs. Florida Atlantic, Alabama State and Houston) ... had season-best two tackles against Alabama State and South Carolina.
2007: Did not see any action for the Blazers and was redshirted ... earned a spot on Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a stellar performer in football and track and field at Hightower High ... a defensive standout for Hightower, he was second on the team in interceptions (3) as a senior ... returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown to help secure win over the Dulles Vikings ... was part of a secondary that limited opponents in 2006 to 170 passing yards per game ... football coach was Gene Johnson ... helped lead team to area and district championships in 2006 ... team was 9-4 overall his senior season ... earned 2006 Robert Joseph Scholar-Athlete Award as senior ... was MVP on track and field team in both 2006 and 2007 ... was a regional qualifier in five events as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born June 25, 1989 at Newark, N.J. ... son of Victoria Anthony ... major is mechanical engineering.