33 - Tate Rich
|High School:||Montgomery Bell Academy|
|Years at Yale:||**|
Notes: Has moved from linebacker to defensive end ... Should make an immediate impact ... Good speed and very aggressive ... Hard hitter ... Listed as a junior because he received medical waivers from last fall and will complete fourth year of eligibility in 2004 ... 2002: Missed the season with a broken foot suffered during the Union scrimmage ... 2001: Appeared in all nine varsity games, starting eight of them ... Finished sixth on the team in tackles with 40 ... Against Holy Cross had his finest game, recovering one fumble and recording nine tackles ... Earned defensive back MVP award against Fordham ... Recorded two sacks and had one pass deflection ... 2000: Played varsity special teams and had one tackle ... At Montgomery Bell Academy: Three-sport athlete lettering in football, wrestling, and track ... Captained football team senior year ... Back-to-back state champions in football in 1998 and 1999 ... First-team All-State, Sectional Defensive Player of the Year, Defensive MVP of the Clinic Bowl, 1999 Mr. Football Award ... National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete ... Personal: David Tate Rich, Jr., born Dec. 18, 1981 ... Son of Tate and Nora Rich ... High school teammate of Eli defensive backs Jonas Rodriguez and Barton Simmons ... Founding member of rock band "Ain't Skeered" ... Resides in Pierson College.