|High School:||Rancocas Valley|
2012: NFLDraftMonsters.com "Under the Radar" Draft Prospect.
Daktronics All-Super Region I Second Team
All-Northeast-10 Conference Second Team
NE-10 Defensive Player of the Week (11/14)
2010: Started all ten games. Totaled 62 tackles (37 solo), including 12.5 for a loss of 53 yards, 3.0 sacks for a loss of 32, an interception (returned ten yards), three pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, five fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and two blocked kicks. Led the Skyhawks in tackles for loss and fumble recoveries, ranked second for tackles, solo tackles and sacks. Led NCAA Division II for fumble recoveries. Ranked second in the NE-10 in tackles for a loss and 18th for tackles. Posted five solo tackles, including 2.0 for a loss of 20 yards in win at Curry (9/4). Had six solo tackles, including 2.0 for a loss of four yards, a pass breakup and blocked field goal in win over Pace (9/10). Established a season-high with nine tackles (three solo), including 0.5 for a loss of a yard, at American International (9/18). Matched that total the following week with his nine stops (four solo), including 2.5 for a loss of four yards, two fumble recoveries and a blocked extra point against Merrimack (9/24). Had six tackles (four solo), including 3.0 for a loss of 17 yards, 1.0 sacks for a loss of 12, a fumble recovery and interception (returned ten yards) in shutout win at Pace (10/16). Posted six tackles (five solo), including 1.0 for a loss of two yards, and a QB hurry in shutout win over Assumption (11/6). Matched his season-best with nine tackles (four solo), including 0.5 for a loss, a fumble recovery and QB hurry in season finale at rival Bentley (11/13). NE-10 Defensive Player of the Week once (10/18).
2009: Northeast-10 Conference Co-Freshman of the Year. NE-10 All-Rookie Team. Played ten games, starting the last four. Totaled 51 tackles (21 solo), including 7.0 for a loss of 18 yards, 3.0 sacks for a loss of nine, three pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries (102 yards), a forced fumble and two blocked kicks. Scored two defensive touchdowns. Ranked fifth on team for tackles, third in tackles for loss and sacks. Had three tackles in win at NCAA I FCS Wagner (9/5). Posted a career-high 13 tackles (five solo), including 2.5 for a loss of seven yards, 1.0 sacks for a loss of six in win over Pace (10/10). Posted six stops (three solo), including 1.0 sacks for a loss of two yards, a fumble recovery that he returned 30 yards for a touchdown and a pass breakup at Southern Connecticut State (10/17). Made 11 tackles (seven solo), including 3.0 for a loss of eight yards, 1.0 sacks for a loss of a yard, a forced fumble that he scooped up and returned 72 yards for a touchdown that sealed the win, two quarterback hurries, a pass breakup and blocked field goal at Assumption (10/30). Capped the season with eight stops (two solo), including 0.5 for a loss of a yard, a pass breakup and blocked field goal that preserved the lead in victory over #24 Bentley (11/7). Named NE-10 Defensive Player of the Week once (11/2) and NE-10 Freshman of the Week four times (10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9), all coming in the final five weeks of the season.
High School: 2009 graduate of Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Letterwinner in football for coach Sam Jenkins. Awarded First-Team All-County and First-Team All-Conference honors. Named Second-Team All-Group IV. Named to New Jersey Super 100 All State team. Named team's defensive MVP. Also lettered in lacrosse, receiving the unsung hero award.
Personal: Born on June 11, 1991, in Trenton, N.J. Son of Dawanda Gaines of Lumberton, N.J. Majoring in business management.