Labudev achieves top GPA with a 3.93 in fall semester
Lafayette vs. Harvard game notes
Game notes vs. Fordham
Lafayette vs. William & Mary game notes
Big plays are difference as Leopards face third top-25 foe
Friday Walk Through
Photos by Rick Smith
Photos by Athletic Communications
Lafayette beats Lehigh, 50-28, to capture the Patriot League Title.
2013: All-Patriot League Second-Team selection at defensive tackle...appeared in all 12 games, drawing nine starts...made 34 tackles with four and half sacks on the season...forced two fumbles…had a season-high six stops against Sacred Heart (9/7) and at Holy Cross (10/26).
2012: Did not see any game action…named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year.
AT NORTH FORT MYERS: National Honor Society member who maintained a 3.93 GPA...played linebacker, tackle, center and fullback...earned Lee County Athletic Conference and All-Southwest District honors as a junior and senior...named team Defensive MVP his final two seasons and team MVP in 2011...played in 2011 North-South game and was the game’s MVP...made 83 tackles, with 12 sacks and 22 quarterback hurries as a senior...also managed eight yards per carry on the ground...three-year letterwinner in basketball while collecting Lee County Athletic Conference honors and serving as team captain...averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game...wrestled for one season with a 9-4 record.
PERSONAL: Son of Robert and Marianela Mercado...went to same high school as Deion Sanders and Noel Devine...has an older brother, Richard, and an older sister, Kathy...born 11/16/93.