Throughout his time at UC, senior defensive end #92 Silverberry Mouhon has made quite a name for himself. First known for his one-of-a-kind name, and now known as a terror on the D-line.
As with most talented D-1 athletes, Silverberry, a 3-star prospect, played tight end and defense in high school when he was at Norcross, Georgia. He was on the varsity squad when his brother Kevin was on the freshman team at Norcross. But now Silverberry and Kevin get to play defense together here at Cincinnati. Kevin was a highly ranked 4-star linebacker coming out of high school. He could have played anywhere in the country – Alabama, USC, you name it. He chose to come to Clifton, redshirt his freshman year last year, and have a few years together with his brother playing college football at the highest level. How cool is that?
Silverberry was given a jersey with #92 on it when he walked on campus and never complained. Some players worship numbers. NFL players are known to actually buy jersey numbers. Deion Sanders traded a brand new loaded metallic blue BMW 325i for #21 when he joined the Cowboys. Darrelle Revis went so far as to fork out $50,000.00 to wear #24 for a single season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Not Mouhon. He was extremely happy with #92, the same number his hero, sack-master, and morning TV show god, Michael Strahan, wore with the New York Giants.
At 6’ 3” and 255 lbs., Silverberry is a force and a terror for opposing quarterbacks.
• In 2011 he redshirted and was named UC’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
• In 2012 he had he first career reception with a 16-yard pass in the win over Virginia Tech. He also tallied 19 tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss, and a forced fumble.
• In 2013 he had a breakout year and racked up 41 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss, and 2 forced fumbles.
• In 2014 he had 46 tackles, 4 sacks, 5 tackles for a loss, and a forced fumble in helping the Bearcats win their first AAC title.
• This year Silverberry is off to a great start through two games with 12 tackles, a sack, and a tackle for loss.
After having a tremendous year in 2013, Silverberry regressed a bit in 2014. As a team captain this year, he fully acknowledged this. He has been working extra hard with Coach P, correcting everything he can to pick up where he left off in 2013. His goal this year is to get double-digit sacks and wreak havoc. Silverberry learned from former greats like current Denver Bronco Derek Wolfe. Now he is embracing his role as a captain, leading the defense each and every day, and doing everything he can to keep everyone in check and pass along his skills and knowledge to the next generation. This is just one of the reasons Silverberry is deserving of one of the six team captain positions this year. As a result, he gets to wear one of the special grey practice jerseys and have a very meaningful “C” on his chest this season.
Silverberry misses his family and momma’s home cooking most when thinking about home in Georgia. His favorite memory throughout his time in Clifton is winning the AAC title last year and the feelings that came with it. Unlike Korey Cunningham, he listens to Future to get pumped up before game day.
By Andy Smith