Left the football program in October of 2013 - his first season at Ball State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football for Coach Matt Beam at Burns H.S. . . . helped team to a 10-4 overall record as a senior and a 23-6 career mark . . . helped the Bulldogs to a 6-0 mark in the South Mountain Athletic Conference as a senior . . . helped the team to three straight conference championships . . . helped team to state semifinals as a senior . . . helped Burns to three consecutive 10-plus win seasons . . . helped team to a school record 11 straight victories . . . South Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior . . . all-conference as a senior . . . Burns' Most Valuable Defensive Player as a senior . . . managed 63 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Tonya Petty and the late Monty Petty . . . born June 28, 1994, in Shelby, N.C. . . . two brothers . . . full name is Damerrian Rayshawn Petty.