- Defensive Tackle
- 6' 1
- 302 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Southern Nash
- Spring Hope, N.C.
2011: Was lost for the year when he re-tore his ACL in one of the preseason scrimmages … Could apply for a sixth year of eligibility after the season if he chooses.
2010: Started the first two games at tackle … Was in on a tackle against Boise State … Suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in game two versus JMU … Underwent surgery and was lost for the season … Worked his way back and was cleared for the spring … Had two tackles, including one for a 6-yard loss in the spring game.
2009: Saw action in 11 games with seven tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss … Saw his first action with five plays on defense and one on special teams against Marshall … Was in on a pair of tackles, including a shared sack, while playing 28 snaps against Miami … Played 17 snaps at tackle in the Duke game … Was in on a tackle for loss in the win over Boston College … Contributed three tackles and shared a tackle for loss at Georgia Tech … Posted a tackle in eight offensive plays against North Carolina … Played eight downs at ECU and 11 versus Maryland … Picked up a QB hurry during seven plays at tackle against NC State … Recovered a fumble against Virginia … Saw action against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … His 530-pound back squat tied for the best among the defensive tackles during off-season workouts … Had a pair of sacks in the first full scrimmage of the spring … Contributed a tackle in the spring game.
2008: Opened the season as the fifth tackle … Was in for two plays in the opener against East Carolina and played nine defensive downs against Furman … Picked up three plays at tackle at Boston College and three more against FSU … Also played three plays at tackle during the Miami game … Was in for six defensive plays in the ACC Championship game against BC … Had a personal-best 321-pound jerk during the off-season program and tied for the second-best time among the defensive tackles in the 10-yard dash at 1.81 seconds … Was in on three tackles during the spring Maroon-White game.
2007: Bench pressed 400 pounds shortly after arriving at Tech … Underwent surgery to both shoulders while redshirting in the fall … Was limited during winter workouts … Was held out of contact work in the spring.
High School: Earned all-state honors as a defensive lineman for Coach Brian Foster at Southern Nash … Posted 16 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks during his senior season … Finished the year with 91 tackles and blocked a pair of punts … Named the 2006 NEW 6 3-A Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year … Played in the NC/SC Shrine Bowl game … Rated the No. 28 player in the state of North Carolina by Rivals … An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar … Also named first-team all-conference … Missed most of his junior season with a torn PCL and MCL … Registered 51 tackles, 12 behind the line as a sophomore … Tallied 168 career tackles, with 31 TFL, 13.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Personal: Ricky Kwamaine Battle … Born 8/24/89 in Nash County, NC … Son of Ricky and Karen Battle … Already graduated with a degree in apparel, housing and resource management (residential property management) … Working on a second undergraduate degree in sociology.