Illinois State won nine games in 2012.
2013:Member of the practice squad.
2012:Member of the practice squad.
Sterling HS:Three-year starter for head coach Greg King ... all-conference and IHSA Class 5A all-state selection ... rushed for 1,125 yards on offense as a senior ... totaled 135 tackles on defense and was named the conference defensive player of the year ... also named an all-academic selection ... helped team win a conference championship and post a 9-2 record overall ... all-conference and all-academic pick as a junior ... also played baseball, ran track and played one season of basketball.
Personal:Born June 14, 1994 in Amarillo, Texas ... son of Rogelio and Cilvia Rivera ... one of four children ... his brother, Nikolas, played basketball at Eureka and his sister, Nikola, played basketball at Loras ... majoring in accounting.