2009 (Junior) - Played and started in all 13 games ... led all defensive linemen and was fourth on the team overall in tackles with 57, including 23 unassisted ... had 6.5 tackles for loss for 39 yards ... second on the team in quarterback sacks with 4.0 for 28 yards ... had one forced fumble and one recovery ... had a career-best nine tackles vs. Navy ... six tackles vs. TCU, Utah and Houston ... had five tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack vs. Wyoming.
2008 (Sophomore) - Played in every game as a backup defensive lineman ... led all reserve defensive linemen with 28 total tackles ... had 13 unassisted stops ... had 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack ... also had a forced fumble and fumble recovery ... blocked an extra point vs. TCU to record his first-career blocked kick and the first block for the Falcons during the season ... two tackles, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble vs. Utah ... season high in tackles with five vs. Navy and Army.
2007 (Freshman) - Played in 11 games ... did not play against Utah and TCU ... recorded 15 total tackles, including five unassisted ... had a half tackle for loss and a pass breakup ... season-best four tackles, including three unassisted, vs. Navy ... three tackles and a half tackle for loss vs. Army ... one tackle and a pass breakup vs. San Diego State.
High School - Lettered three years in football, two in basketball and one in track ... West County Athletic League defensive lineman of the year ... two-time first-team all-WCAL ... second-team all-section ... second team all-Metro in San Francisco Bay Area ... on the honor roll ... high school football coach was Matt Haniger.
Personal - Son of Jeff and Carol Ricketts ... member of cadet squadron 12 ... major is management ... completed the powered flight program, worked Basic Cadet Training and took a course in astronautical engineering this past summer ... has three sisters, Samantha, Keilani and Stephanie ... Samantha was an All-American softball player at Oklahoma and Keilani currently plays at Oklahoma, Stephanie currently plays at Hawaii ... favorite book is Rich Dad/Poor Dad ... favorite movie is Rudy ... favorite class is investments ... listens to Linkin Park before games ... person in history he would most like to meet is Vince Lombardi ... something most people don't know about him is that he is part-Samoan ... father is a police sergeant ... credits his father as having the greatest influence on his sports career because "he preached the value of commitment" ... hobbies are playing basketball, golfing, reading, skiing, and working out ... favorite NFL team is the San Francisco 49ers ... favorite player is Minnesota Viking Jared Allen ... favorite non-traditional sport to watch on TV is the running of the bulls.
Ricketts Career Defensive Statistics