|Position: Free Safety|
Spouse Whytnee Foriest (m. 2014)
High school: Baltimore (MD) Poly
Height 1.91 m
|Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)|
Role American football safety
Name Ricardo Silva
|Date of birth: (1988-05-09) May 9, 1988 (age 27)|
Education Balti Polytechnic Institute
Parents Ricardo Silva, Rhonda Silva
Siblings Candis Silva, Rachel Silva
Similar People Martin Mayhew, Jim Caldwell, Jim Schwartz
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
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Ricardo Silva (born May 9, 1988) is a former American football safety.
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- Teaching Career
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Silva started his college football career at Bowie State University, before transferring to Hampton for his junior and senior seasons. He exploded his senior season ( 74 tackles, 11 pass breakups, 4 interceptions, 3 Forced fumbles, and 1 interception returned for a touchdown) making First-team All Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, First-team HBCU All-American, and barely missing out being selected on the FCS All-American team.
In 2011, he signed with the Detroit Lions to their practice squad. Silva was signed the active roster in week 12, finishing the season and including the playoffs playing primarily special teams. The following year Ricardo Silva played so well in the 2012 preseason that he just barely missed opening the season on the 53 man active roster. Coach Schwartz actually said Silva was the last man cut. The lions soon after signed Ricardo Silva to their practice squad. Starting FS Louis Delmas injured his knee early in the year leading to Ricardo Silva being activated to the 53 man roster in the early weeks of 2012. Silva's second season ended totaling 6 starts, 40 tackles and 1 interception,1 fumble recovery on the year. On August 1, 2013, the Detroit Lions released Silva.
On August 2, 2013, Silva was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers. On August 24, 2013, he was waived by the Panthers.
Ricardo Silva joined Teach for America in 2014 and is currently teaching Geometry at Ballou High School in Washington D.C.