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Height: 6'2"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Mallard Creek HS


2018 (Freshman): Suffered an injury in the preseason that sidelined him for his freshman season, taking a redshirt ... Returned to limited action during WCU's annual spring drills.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-year varsity letter winner and a two-time All- I-MECK All-Conference football team selection, earning the recognition following his junior and senior years … Was a part of the Mallard Creek High North Carolina State Runner-up team ... High school coach was Mike Palmieri.

Personal: Full name is Angel Jihad Rivera … Is the son of Hafitza Johnson … Has two younger siblings, Aamine Rivera and Najza Johnson … Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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