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#58 Damario Ambrose
Position: DE
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 270
Year: Senior
City/State: Mobile, Ala.
High School: Davidson HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Damario Ambrose
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/12/2010

OUTLOOK:  According to the coaching staff, he had a solid spring in which he finished with two solo tackles and one assisted and two tackles for a loss of 10 yards in the Red-White Spring Game. He had two assisted tackles in the April 3 scrimmage and four solo stops and four assisted in the April 9 scrimmage. In the three scrimmages and the spring game combined, he had seven solo tackles and eight assisted for a total of 15. He also logged five tackles for a loss of 22 yards, including four sacks.

2009: Ambrose played in all 13 games with starts at defensive end against Eastern Michigan, South Carolina, Troy, Mississippi State and No. 17 LSU. On the season, he recorded nine unassisted and four assisted tackles. He logged a half tackle for a loss of one yard against South Carolina. Ambrose recorded a season-high four tackles (three unassisted and one assisted) at Mississippi State. He had one assisted tackle to end the regular season at No. 17 LSU.

2008: He played in 11 games with starts against Auburn, Tulsa and Mississippi State. He did not play against South Carolina. He had 29 tackles for the season with 17 solo stops. He had two sacks for 10 yards, three TFLs for 13 yards, three quarterback hurries and two passes broken up. - He had an assisted tackle and a PBU in the opener against Western Illinois. He had four tackles with three solo stops, a PBU and a quarterback hurry against Louisiana-Monroe. Ambrose did not have any statistics against Alabama or Florida, but between those games, he had two tackles and a hurry at Texas. At Auburn, he had a season-high seven tackles with a one-yard sack. After recording two tackles at Kentucky, he had five with a hurry against Ole Miss. He made three tackles, all solo stops, with a nine-yard sack against Tulsa. He finished the season with two tackles against Mississippi State and three against LSU, including a three-yard TFL.

2007: Ambrose made steady progress in his true freshman season. He worked his way up to No. 2 on the depth chart at left defensive end. Ambrose played in 11 games and earned 13 tackles-seven solo-with 3.0 TFL and a sack. Ambrose also had three quarterback hurries. He earned SEC First-Team All-Freshman honors as well as Sporting News Freshman All-SEC recognition. He played in every game except the Alabama and Chattanooga contests. Ambrose played 16 snaps in the season opener against Troy with one quarterback hurry and then saw action for one snap against Kentucky. Ambrose's most significant playing time came against North Texas where he made a career-high eight tackles, four solo, in 44 snaps. He also registered 2.0 tackles for loss (-13 yards) against the Mean Green and a sack (-11). For his efforts, Ambrose was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week and Hogwired.com Defensive Player of the Week. Ambrose played three snaps against Auburn as a nose tackle in third-and-long situations as the Hogs dropped eight men into coverage. He played 10 snaps at Ole Miss and made one assisted tackle. Ambrose received quality playing time with 23 snaps vs. Florida International. He registered two tackles, one solo, with a quarterback hurry. Ambrose played five snaps but did not record any statistics vs. South Carolina. Ambrose made a solo stop on his only snap of the Tennessee game. He notched his third TFL of the season vs. Mississippi State as he dropped tailback Anthony Dixon for a two-yard loss. Ambrose played but did not make a tackle in the Hogs' 50-48 triple-overtime win over No. 1 LSU in Baton Rouge. He also saw action against Missouri in the Cotton Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL: Despite being injured for portions of his senior season, he earned second-team all-region honors from The Mobile Press-Register for Coach Fred Riley at Davidson. He made 69 tackles with three sacks, four forced fumbles and nine quarterback hurries. Rivals ranked him the No. 19 prospect in Alabama and the No. 35 strong side defensive end in the nation. Named to the Press-Register's Elite 18 list, Scout rated him the No. 98 end in the nation and the No. 28 prospect in the state. He was a teammate of Arkansas receiver London Crawford. He was also a pitcher on the baseball team. He considered Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Purdue, West Virginia and Oklahoma before signing with the Razorbacks.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 9, 1989, he is the son of Gail Ambrose. He is majoring in business education. He was named to the SEC's Freshman Academic Honor Roll for 2007-08 and to Arkansas' Lon Farrell Academic Honor Roll for Spring 2008. He was named to the Razorback Honor Roll for the fall of 2008.


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