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#3 Dayonne Nunley
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 184
Year: Senior
Hometown: Monroeville, Pa.
High School: Gateway
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2013: Played in and started all 12 games ... first-team All-MAC ... finished the year with 88 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception and 13 pass breakups ... had 10 tackles, an interception and three pass breakups versus Cincinnati ... had a season-high 11 tackles versus Akron and Kent State ... had six tackles and three pass breakups in the season opener at Marshall.


2012: Started 11 games at cornerback as a junior earning First-Team All-MAC honors ... totaled 63 tackles and three interceptions ... recorded 12th career interception vs. Kent State, tying for sixth on Miami’s career all-time list ... tallied 11 tackles and two break-ups in the victory over Ohio ... against Bowling Green, making his 11th career interception in the third quarter ... in the game against Massachusetts the junior cornerback picked off his first pass of the season in the fouth quarter in the end zone for a touchback ... also made a then career-high nine tackles in the game, including six solo stops and one INT ... against Boise State, notched seven tackles with two coming for a loss ... returned nine kickoffs for 197 yards, his longest return was 41 yards.

2011: Started all 12 games for the RedHawks, earning First-Team All-MAC honors ... recorded 58 tackles, including eight TFLs ... led the team with three interceptions ... had a season-high seven tackles against Toledo ... returned 16 kickoffs for Miami totaling 368 yards, with a season-long return of 72 yards against Bowling Green ... among 120 Division I teams nationwide, he helped RedHawks rank 22nd in tackles for loss, 24th in passing defense, 36th in first down defense and 39th in scoring defense ... paced Miami kick returners by averaging 23.0 ypr on 16 run-backs.

2010: Enjoyed a fantastic freshman season, finishing sixth on the team in tackles with 51, including seven TFLs for -17 yards ... he and teammate Evan Harris tied for fifth in NCAA statistics with six interceptions each ... Nunley was particularly impressive in the GoDaddy.com Bowl game vs. Middle Tennessee State, earning Defensive MVP honors. He returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown on the first drive of the third quarter. The return was his first for a score and the longest in Miami bowl history. He also returned his first-ever kickoff, galloping a Miami bowl record 38 yards ... his other five picks came at Eastern Michigan, vs. Kent State, at Central Michigan, at Bowling Green and at Akron ... Nunley had a season-best eight tackles in MU's narrow victory over KSU and seven stops vs. Temple.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letter winner and a two-time captain for Gateway High School ... fellow RedHawk Orne Bey and he were part of a senior class that compiled a 34-4 record and ranked first in the state and third in the nation ... a first-team all-conference and second-team all-state cornerback ... totaled 146 tackles, eight interceptions and a school-record 23 passes broken up ... prep coach was Terry Smith.

PERSONAL: Born December 10, 1991 ... son of Greg and Tomika Scales ... majoring in sports studies.

Dayonne Nunley’s Career Defensive Statistics
Year   UT    AT     TT      TFL-Yds       Int-Yds         FF               FR                 

2010   32      19     51       7.0-17        6-56       0              2

2011   45      13     58       8.0-20        3-5        0              0

2012   42      21     63        4.0-5         3-5        0              0

2013   58      30     88        2.5-6         1-0        0              0

Totals  177    83    260      21.5-48      13-66        0                  2