Slated to start at defensive end for the Rams this fall... made a pair of tackles in the 2008 Spring Game... saw extensive experience on the defensive line in 2007.. .brings a wealth of talent and experience to the line... started two games on the line in 2007 after moving up from linebacker... stepped right in and contributed as a freshman, playing in all 11 games, starting three, at outside linebacker... led all freshmen in tackles... moved from linebacker to the defensive line in 2006.
2007: Appeared in all 12 games for the Rams as a junior... recorded 30 total tackles, 21 solo, including 5.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks... also had two forced fumbles... made five solo tackles and forced a fumble which led to a Fordham touchdown in the season-opening win at Rhode Island... registered five stops, two solo, 1.5 for loss and one sack, versus Dayton and five more, four solo, in the win at Colgate... finished with three solo tackles in the Liberty Cup win over Columbia... made two tackles for loss and had one sack and one forced fumble in the Albany game... had two solo tackles in the Holy Cross win and the Bucknell loss.
2006: Appeared in nine games on the defensive line as a sophomore, starting two... finished the year with eight total tackles, three solo... recorded four stops, one solo, in the season opener with Monmouth... made three tackles, two solo, at Lehigh.
2005: Appeared in all eleven games as a freshman, starting three, at outside linebacker... registered 39 total tackles, 25 solo, on the year, including one sack (eight yards) and 2.5 tackles for loss (10 yards)... also recovered a fumble... made season-high 11 tackles, six solo, at Georgetown, including one for loss... finished with eight tackles, three solo, and recovered a fumble in the Lehigh game... recorded five stops, four solo, including one for loss, in the season-ending contest with Albany... made four tackles, three solo, including a sack against Bucknell... also had four tackles, three solo, versus Brown.
Before Fordham: A graduate of Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey... four-year member of the football team... named Second Team All-State and First Team All-County... a two-time First Team All-League selection... helped Ridgewood to two state championships (2003 and 2004)... compiled 164 career tackles... named to the Honor Roll.
Personal: Born May 21, 1987... son of Anne and Ashok Mehra... has three siblings (Vijay, John and Jen)... a Business Administration major.