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NEW MEXICO: A quick study who came to UNM in the summer of 2012 and worked his way to a starting role in the fall of 2012 ... his season was cut short by an ankle injury ... an athletic linebacker who should play faster as a senior in 2013 as he continues to learn the defense ... needs to use his quickness off the ball to create havoc in the opponents' backfield.
2012 (JUNIOR): Played in 10 games with nine starts, missing the last three games because of injury ... seventh on the team with 40 tackles ... also had 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, three pass breakups and one quarterback hurry ... made four tackles (two solo, two assist) and recorded half a tackle for a loss against Fresno State on Oct. 27 ... was second among UNM linebackers with five total tackles (three solo, two assist) against Air Force on Oct. 20 ... played his second straight tremendous game against Texas State on Oct. 6 ... he finished the contest against the Bobcats with six tackles (one solo, five assist) and 1.5 sacks ... led all linebackers with six tackles (three solo, three assist) against No. 24 Boise State on Sept. 29 ... made four tackles (one solo, three assist) against New Mexico State on Sept. 22 ... had a phenomenal game against No. 17 Texas on Sept. 8, making six solo tackles to tie for the team lead and assisted in one other ... also recorded his first career sack against the Longhorns ... he was also credited with a pass breakup and one quarterback hurry.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: A starter at Riverside Community College for former San Diego State coach Tom Craft his sophomore year ... recorded 30 tackles with seven tackles for loss, five sacks, two pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one safety on a Riverside defense that allowed just 277.7 yards per game in 2011 ... Riverside won back-to-back Orange Empire Conference championships, compiling a 21-1 record during Rainey's two years there.
HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of John W. North High School in Riverside, Calif. ... Was a first-team All-League and All-California Interscholastic Federation Inland Division selection as a senior ... also lettered in track and field.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 22, 1992 in Newport News, Virginia ... full name is Rashad LeBeau Rainey ... grandmother is Judy Heariold ... has a sister, Kierra Cox and one brother, Darrell Rainey ... made the honor roll at North High School.