2016 (SENIOR): Played in all 12 games, making seven starts … recorded a career-high 33 tackles (13 solo) … added 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry … set career high with six tackles against Army … tied tackles total with six more and chipped in with a tackle for loss against Southern Miss … tallied five tackles at no. 11 Texas … registered four stops at LA Tech … tallied three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack during a 5OT victory at UTSA … recorded a pair of stops and a hurry at Florida Atlantic … notched two tackles at Rice.

2015 (JUNIOR):
Participated in 12 contests on defense … recorded 21 tackles (10s/11a), four tackles for loss (12 yards) and one sack … matched career best of four tackles in the first two matchups of the season versus Arkansas and Texas Tech … posted a sack in a victory over FAU, while adding two tackles and a tackle for loss …notched three tackles and an assisted tackle for loss in the Miners’ win against Rice. 

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 13 games ... tallied 19 tackles (8s/11a) with two tackles for loss, a quarterback sack and a hurry ... tied a career best with four tackles in a win over Old Dominion, while matching career high during a victory over Middle Tennessee ... registered first collegiate sack at UTSA, while recording two tackles ... made three stops in victory over Southern Miss ... led team to New Mexico Bowl, its first since 2010.

2013 (FRESHMAN):
Participated in 10 games, starting two at the defensive tackle position ... tallied 24 tackles (14s/10a) and a half tackle for loss ... gathered four stops in a home win over FIU ... recorded four tackles each against New Mexico and at Colorado State.


Played his prep ball at Poteet High School in Mesquite, Texas ... first team All-District 15-4A as a senior ... named district defensive MVP as a junior and was named third team All-State by the Associated Press ... led the Pirates to a 12-3 record in 2010 and a share of the district title en route to the first state semifinal appearance in school history ... had 90 tackles and 10 sacks in 2010 ... averaged nine tackles and a sack per game.

PERSONAL: Full name is Silas Anthony Firstley ... parents are Ryan and Ana Firstley ... has one brother and two sisters ... born in New Orleans, La. ... criminal justice major.

Silas Firstley

Silas  Firstley


Mesquite, Texas

High School:
Poteet HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 265



Criminal Justice

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