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Damaso Munoz

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 221 | College: Rutgers
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2008 Season

Co-starter at strongside linebacker … started final five contests of the season … finished with 45 tackles, including several big hits on special teams … five tackles in the season opener vs. Fresno State (9/1) … contributed with three stops at Navy (9/20) … posted a season-high eight tackles and grabbed his first career interception and a sack against Morgan State (9/27) … his interception led to a Rutgers field goal just before halftime vs. the Bears … six tackles at West Virginia (10/4), including a key third-down stop late in the fourth quarter against the Mountaineers … posted two tackles and assisted on a key third-down sack to force a punt in the third quarter at Cincinnati (10/11) … two assisted stops, including a TFL vs. Connecticut (10/18)on UConn RB Donald Brown on the Huskies two-yard line to eventually force a punt … earned first start of the season, lining up at strongside linebacker, and had three tackles against Syracuse (11/8) … started second straight game at strongside linebacker and had five tackles (four solo) at USF(11/15) … three stops in third-straight start against Army (11/22) … made five tackles and a TFL in PapaJohns.com Bowl against NC State (12/29).

2007 Season

Moved over from strongside to middle linebacker during preseason camp and earned a starting role … played in all 13 games, including 10 starts … tied for third on team with 67 tackles … seven tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks … four quarterback hurries on the year … made first career start in season-opener vs. Buffalo (8/30) … posted five tackles, including first career sack against the Bulls … in second career start, had a career-high 12 tackles against Navy (9/7) … had five tackles, including a key TFL on a 3rd-and-1 play in the first quarter against Norfolk St. (9/15) … also had a sack against the Spartans … posted second double-digit tackle performance of the season with 11 stops, including a TFL and two QB hurries against Maryland (9/29) … also had a big stop for no gain on a 4th-and-1 play in the 4th quarter to cause a MD turnover on downs … made three stops each at Syracuse (10/13)and against USF (10/18) … posted seven tackles and a TFLvs. West Virginia (10/27) … four tackles and a TFLfor the second-straight game at UConn (11/3) … registered 10 tackles (third double-digit tackle performance of the season), including a TFLand a forced fumble against Pitt (11/17) … two tackles and a sack in the International Bowl victory vs. Ball State (1/5).

2006 Season

Played in 12 games, missing only the Navy game (10/14) … seven tackles, including 1.5 for loss, on the season … in Rutgers' home opener, tallied one tackle as the Scarlet Knights posted a shutout win over Illinois (9/9) … season-high four tackles in the Scarlet Knights' win over Howard (9/23), including two solo stops … 1.5 TFL against the Bison … one solo tackle in Rutgers' win over No. 3 Louisville (11/9).

2005 Season

Redshirted his true freshman season while practicing with the linebackers.

High School

Totaled 88 tackles, eight forced fumbles, five sacks, and an interception as a junior at Southridge High School … also finished second in the state at 160 pounds in wrestling … earned All-Dade honors from the Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel in 2004 … registered 55 tackles as a senior … saw time at linebacker and running back … played in Dade-Broward All-Star game … four-year starter at linebacker.


Born 7/10/86.


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