2014 Broadcast.Flip - Poinsettia Bowl_Layout 1

SDSU Broadcast Flip Card vs. Navy | Dec. 23, 2014 | San Diego, Calif. | updated Dec. 17, 2014
LEFT TACKLE
79
Terry
Poole
6-5 w 310 w Sr.-1L
CGP: 24; CGS: 24
Monterey Calif. (Peninsula College)
LEFT GUARD
56
Nico
Siragusa
6-5 w 325 w So.-1L
CGP: 25; CGS: 13
Chula Vista, Calif. (Mater Dei Catholic High)
CENTER
53
RIGHT GUARD
Lenicio
Noble
6-2 w 285 w Jr.-RS
CGP: 10; CGS: 10
Las Vegas, Nev. (Phoenix CC)
72
RIGHT TACKLE
Darrell
Greene
6-4 w 315 w Jr.-2L
CGP: 27; CGS: 24
Oakley, Calif. (Freedom High)
71
Pearce
Slater
6-7 w 335 w Jr.-TR
CGP: 12; CGS: 12
Los Angeles, Calif. (El Camino College)
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
A team captain ... 2nd-team all-MW ... Midseason 1st-team
all-MW by Phil Steele Magazine ... Big & agile, who made
the move to left tackle after playing right tackle in 2013, his
1st competitive season at SDSU ... Tuesday vs. Navy will
be his 23rd straight start overall & 13th at LT ... Preseason
1st-team all-MW by Sporting News, & 2nd-team by Athlon
Sports, Lindy’s & Phil Steele Magazine ... Was an honorable-mention all-MW pick last year & was on the MW Fall
All-Academic Team ... Started all 12 games he appeared in
2013, missing only the Ohio St. contest ... Allowed just 2
sacks in 492 dropbacks (0.2 percent) ... RS his 1st season
at SDSU in 2012 ... Was a 1st-team Region III All-California pick as a sophomore at Peninsula College, leading the
Lobos to a 7-4 record ... Played high school football & basketball at Seaside HS ... Is majoring in criminal justice.
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
Pronounced: sara-GOOSE-uh ... A big body with solid technique ... Also has seen time on special teams ... Started the
opener vs. NAU at left guard for the 1st time ... Started again
at UNC, at Ore. St., vs. UNLV, at FS, at UNM, Hawai‘i, at NV,
Idaho, at BSU, vs. AFA & vs. SJSU ... Played in all 13 games
last year as a redshirt freshman, including a start in the
opener vs. EIU ... Was the only freshman (redshirt or true) to
start the opener for SDSU ... Came off the bench at No. 3/2
Ohio St. the following week on special teams, & played the
final 11 games on special teams, including vs. Buffalo in the
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ... Redshirted in 2012 ... Was an
all-CIF first-team selection & a 1st-team all-state pick at local
Mater Dei High in Chula Vista, Calif. ... Also lettered in baseball (freshman year) & basketball (freshman, sophomore &
junior years) ... Is majoring in social science.
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
Pronounced: Leh-KNEE-see-oh ... Former Junior College
transfer ... Sept. 20’s game at Oregon St. was his 1st-ever
Division I game (and start) ... Also started the MW opener
vs. UNLV, at FS, at UNM, vs. UH, at NV, vs. Idaho, at BSU,
vs. AFA & vs. SJSU ... Was on the travel squad on the 1st
2 games this year, but did not play ... Redshirted as a junior transfer, but was on the traveling squad part of the year
... Was a 2nd-team all-WSFL pick as a sophomore at
Phoenix CC in 2012 & a 1st-team all-ACCAC selection ...
A 3-star recruit by ESPN with a scout grade of 73 ... Received a 76 by 247Sports ... Received 2 stars from Rivals.com, Scout.com & 247Sports.com ... 247Sports rated
him as the 13th-best offensive guard in the nation & 28th
overall in Arizona ... Played his prep ball at Cheyenne High
School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Majoring in social science.
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
Pronounced: duh-RELL... Honorable mention all-MW ... A big
body, who worked from a backup at right guard after the 2013
spring drills to a starter over the final 12 games of last season
... Started again at NAU in the opener, at UNC, at OSU, vs.
UNLV, at FS, at UNM, vs. UH at NV, vs. Idaho, at BSU, vs.
AFA, vs. SJSU & is scheduled to make his 25th straight start
at RG Tuesday vs. Navy ... Was named a preseason all-MW
4th-team selection by Phil Steele ... Played all 13 games at
right guard in 2013, starting the final 12, including vs. Buffalo in
the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ... Played in 2 games (vs. Army
& vs. Hawai’i) as a redshirt freshman in 2012 ... Redshirted the
2011 campaign ... Born in Decatur, Ga. ... His, father Johnnie,
played college football ... Played football & basketball at Freedom High ... Recognized by the BVAL as the league’s top lineman in 2010 ... Is majoring in social science.
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
Big, wide offensive lineman who is competing right away for
SDSU after joining the Aztecs in the spring ... Was the 2nd
straight Aztec to start at right tackle in the opener (Terry
Poole in 2013) after never playing in a Division I game ...
Was the only starter on the SDSU offensive line who had yet
to play in a DI contest prior to NAU ... Started again at UNC,
at OSU, vs. UNLV, at FS, at UNM, vs. UH, at NV, vs. Idaho,
at BSU, vs. AFA & vs. SJSU ... Played 2 seasons at El
Camino College in Torrance, Calif. ... Helped ECC average
426.6 yards of offense per game in 2013, up from 323.7
yards per contest in 2012 ... Was a 3-star recruit out of El
Camino by Rivals.com and Scout.com, & a 2-star recruit by
247sports.com ... Also was rated as the 31st-best offensive
tackle by 247sports ... Earned 2 letters at Taft High School
in Woodland Hills, Calif. ... Is majoring in communications.
BACKUP
BACKUP
BACKUP
BACKUP
BACKUP
67Garrett
Corbett
73Jordan
Smith
69Paul
Rodriguez
73Jordan
Smith
t
75Kwayde
Miller
TIGHT END
89
Daniel
Brunskill
6-5 w 250 w So.-1L
CGP: 25; CGS: 4
Valley Center, Calif. (Valley Center High)
2014 Stats:
G
No.
Yds.
TD
Avg.
12
5
31
1
6.2
Notes: Walk-on, who has started 4 games (at FS, at
UNM, vs. AFA & vs. SJSU) & played in all 12 ... Good
blocker, who came to SDSU as an offensive lineman & made
the move to tight end ... Had a 6-yd catch vs. UNLV, & 3 rec.
for 19 yards at Nevada & a 6-yd TD at BSU ... Played all 13
games in 2013 without recording a stat ... Redshirted in 2012
... First-team all-CIF, all-league & all-county as a senior at
Valley Center HS ... Majoring in civil engineering.
BACKUP
David
88Wells
6-5 w 250 w Fr.-RS
CGP: 11; CGS: 0
Clovis, Calif. (Clovis North High)
6-5 w 315 w Sr.-2L
CGP: 23; CGS: 0
Sparks, Nev. (Reed High)
6-7 w 295 w Jr.-1L
CGP: 16; CGS: 0
San Bernardino, Calif. (San Gorgonio High)
6-5 w 285 w Jr.-2L
CGP: 37; CGS: 14
Redlands, Calif. (Redlands High)
6-5 w 285 w Jr.-2L
CGP: 37; CGS: 14
Redlands, Calif. (Redlands High)
6-7 w 310 w So.-SQ
CGP: 3; CGS: 0
Ramona, Calif. (Ramona High)
Notes: Came off bench in all 12 games, mainly on ST ...
Played final 3 games of 2013, battling back from an inj. ... Missed
2012 w/ an injury ... Played 8 gms in 2011 ... RS in 2010 ... Was
the #12 recruit in Nevada by Rivals in HS... A social science major.
Notes: Moved to the DL in the spring, but came back to the
OL in the fall ... Played in all 12 games, mainly on ST ... 2013:
Played in final game vs. Buffalo in the FIPB ... 2012: Played in
3 games ... 2011: RS ... Is majoring in criminal justice.
Notes: Is on the Fall Rimington Trophy Watch List ... Played
on special teams all 12 games this year ... Started all 13 games
at center in 2013 ... Played in 12 of 13 games in 2012, including a start at TE vs. UNLV ... RS in 2011 ... A public admin. major.
Notes: Is on the Fall Rimington Trophy Watch List ... Played
on special teams all 12 games this year ... Started all 13 games
at center in 2013 ... Played in 12 of 13 games in 2012, including a start at TE vs. UNLV ... RS in 2011 ... A public admin. major.
Notes: Big, tall lineman, who played 1st game late vs.
NAU & at FS & vs. SJSU ... DNP in 2013 ... RS in 2012 ...
Switched to OL from TE during his Jr. year at Ramona HS
... 3-star by Rivals, Scout & ESPN ... A social science major.
2014 Stats:
G
No
Yds
TD
Avg.
11
0
0
0
0.0
Notes: Has played in 11 of the 12 games, mainly on
special teams, without recording a stat ... Redshirted in
2013 as a true freshman ... Former QB, who converted to
tight end late in prep career at Clovis North HS ... 1st-team
all-league & all-Valley at CNHS ... 3-star recruit by Rivals.
FULLBACK
RUNNING BACK
Z RECEIVER
HEAD COACH
X RECEIVER
82
Lloyd
Mills
5-10 w 165 w So.-SQ
CGP: 13; CGS: 5
Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler High)
QUARTERBACK
18
Quinn
Kaehler
6-4 w 215 w Sr.-1L
CGP: 23; CGS: 21
Pleasant Hill, Calif. (Diablo Valley College)
44
Adam t
Roberts
6-3 w 235 w Sr.-3L
CGP: 48; CGS: 33
El Paso, Texas (Coronado High)
19
Donnelt
Pumphrey
3
Ezell t
Ruffin
5-9 w 170 w So.-1L
CGP: 25; CGS: 13
Las Vegas, Nev. (Canyon Springs High)
6-1 w 210 w Sr.-2L
CGP: 32; CGS: 22
Long Beach, Calif. (Woodrow Wilson High)
2014 Stats:
G
No
Yds.
TD
Avg.
12
22
310
1
14.1
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
2nd-team all-MW at PR ... Speedy receiver with good hands,
who plays bigger than his 5-9 frame ... Also is the team’s
punt returner, earning midseason 1st-team all-MW honors by
Phil Steele ... Has had big plays all year, averaging 25.8 YPR
(4 att., 103 yds.), 14.1 YPC (22 rec., 310 yds & a TD) & 12.1
YPPR (17 PR, 205 yds), including a 67-yard TD ... Ranks
2nd in the MW & 11th in the nation in PR avg. (12.1) ... Last
5 games: 14 rec., 190 yds., 1 TD. 1st 7 career games: 8 rec.,
120 yds., 0 TD) ... Played in 1 game as a RS freshman in
2013, coming off the bench without recording a stat vs. NV
... RS in 2012 ... Was ranked as the 18th-best Arizona player
in 2011 by Max Preps ... Is majoring in criminal justice.
2014 Passing Stats:
Eff. Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yds. TD
G
11 120.37 280 158
10 56.4 2,016 9
Notes: Pronounced KAY-ler ... Joined SDSU as a walk-on
in 2013 spring drills, & saw the 1st action of his career in the
2nd game at No. 3/2 Ohio St. & 1st start vs. Oregon St. ... Is 147 as a starter, posting 21 TDs vs. 5 INTs in the wins... Has 6 GW
drives (offensive scoring drive in the 4Q or OT that puts winning
team ahead for last time), all last year, which is currently tied for
4th in FBS ... Had 14 straight 200+ yard games from Sept. 7,
2013-Sept. 6, 2014, which was the 3rd-longest active streak in
FBS... CH 341 yds at UNC ... CH 203.7 eff. vs. Idaho ... Became
9th Aztec to pass for 3,000 yards with 3,007 & 19 TDs last year,
despite not starting in 1st 2 games ... Played for 2 seasons at
Diablo Valley College, where he compiled 4,044 passing yards
& 38 TD’s in 2012 ... Went to California HS ... A finance major.
2014 Stats:
Rushing
Receiving
G
Att. Yds. TD Avg. No. Yds. TD
12
1
2
0
2.0
14 133
2
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
On the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List ... A
good blocker & reliable pass catcher, who is a true senior ...
Moved from TE, where he started all 13 games last year &
21 total, to FB in the spring ...1st start at FB in NAU opener
... 5-yd TD at FS ... 3 rec. & 33 yds. at Nev. ... 14-yd. TD vs.
AFA ... Is a 2-time MW Fall All-Academic Team pick ... Set
career highs w/ 20 catches, 217 receiving yds & 3 TDs in
2013 ... Caught the GW 2-pt conversion at Nevada in 2012
... Also had 3 rec., 23 yds. & a TD ... Played 10 games as a
TR-frosh in 2011 ... 1st-team all-district & 1st-team all-city 2
straight years ... Is majoring in public administration.
2014 Stats:
Rushing
Receiving
G
Att. Yds. TD Avg. No. Yds. TD
12 255 1,755
19
6.9
19 118
0
Notes: On the Doak Walker Award Watch List ... SI HM AllAmerican & 1st-team all-MW ... Needs 88 yds for SDSU single-season record (1,843) ... 2-time MW PotW in 2014 ... Has
12 career 100-yd games (9 in 2014 & 4 straight) ... FBS ranks:
4th in RYPG (146.3), 8th in APYPG (156.1), T-8th in rush TDs
(19) & 9th in RYPC (6.9) ... 22 att., 167 yds., 4 TDs vs. UNLV ...
20-246-2 at UNM ... 21-261-3 vs. SJSU (261 No. 8 in SDSU history) ... Had 752 yds & 8 TD as a TR-Fr. in 2013 ... Also had 22
rec. for 234 yds & 2 TD ... Was a CFN Frosh HM All-American
... 1st Aztec frosh w/ 100+ yds in 3 straight games since M. Faulk
in 1991 ... Nevada Gatorade PotY at Canyon Springs HS in 2012
... Had 4,152 yds & 49 TDs over HS career ... Comm. major.
2014 Stats:
No.
Yds.
TD
Avg.
G
7
26
422
2
16.2
Notes: On the Biletnikoff Award Watch List ... A team captain ... Has 4 career 100-yd games, which is tied for 20th alltime at SDSU ... Missed 5 games with broken collarbone,
suffered Sept. 6 at UNC ... Returned Nov. 1 at Nevada ... Had
4 rec. for 86 yds. & 2 TD in 2nd game back vs. Idaho ... 7 rec.,
126 yds. vs. AFA ... Career: 111 rec., 1,877 yds., 16.9 avg., 6
TD ... Had 68 rec., 1,136 yds & 3 TDs in 2013 as an all-MW
HM pick ... Became the 20th Aztec with a 1,000-yd season
(22nd time overall) ... The 1,136 yds were the most by a nonAztec senior in MW history (since 1999) ... Ranked 4th in the
nation in catch average (16.7) (min. 68 rec.) ... Had 17 rec. &
318 yds in 2012 ... DNP in 2011 ... RS in 2010 ... Was a 2-way
player at Woodrow Wilson HS ... Is majoring in social science.
BACKUP
BACKUP
BACKUP
BACKUP
BACKUP
81
Eric
Judge
15
Nick
Bawden
46
Dakota
Gordon
22
Chase
Price
80
Larry
Clark
6-1 w 190 w So.-1L
CGP: 24; CGS: 6
San Diego, Calif. (San Diego High)
6-3 w 225 w Fr.-HS
CGP: 5 CGS: 2
Los Gatos, Calif. (Los Gatos High)
5-10 w 235 w Jr.-TR
CGP: 12 CGS: 7
Clovis, Calif. (Fresno City College)
5-8 w 200 w So.-1L
CGP: 35; CGS: 0
Diamond Bar, Calif. (Diamond Ranch High)
6-4 w 210 w Jr.-1L
CGP: 20; CGS: 3
Venice, Calif. (Venice High)
Notes: Speedy, good route runner ... Team rec. ranks:1st
in yds. (439) & avg. (19.1), T-1st in TD (2), & 2nd in rec. (23)
... DNP vs. UNLV (knee) ... Played in all 13 games as a RS
frosh in 2013, making 13 catches for 218 yds & 3 TDs ... Led
all Aztecs in YPC (16.8) (min. 13 rec.) ... Had 6 catches for 54
yds & 2 TD in lone start vs. Nev. ... RSin 2012 as a TR frosh
... Played locally at San Diego HS on both sides of the ball ...
Was a 3-star recruit by Scout.com ... Undecided on a major.
ALSO: No. 86 Jemond Hazely (6-1, 190, Jr.)
Notes: A true freshman, who enrolled at SDSU in January
& practiced with the team in the spring ... Worked up from 4th on
the depth chart after spring drills to the backup to senior Quinn
Kaehler entering the opener ... Was 2nd TR-Frosh to start at QB
at SDSU (DI history) at FS & 1st since 10/25/97 ... Is 13-for-38
for 147 yards, 1 TD & 2 INT ... Was 107-for-197 for 1,622 yards
& 14 TDs as a senior at Los Gatos HS ... A 3-star recruit by
Scout, ESPN & 247sports ... Majoring in business admin.
Notes: Hard-nosed, physical walk-on, who joined SDSU
in the spring after transferring from Fresno City College ...
Started 7 times & played in all 12 ... Has 26 rushes for 110
yards (4.2 avg.) & 7 catches for 58 yards (8.3 avg.) ... Played
2 years at FCC, helping the Rams to back-to-back league titles ... All-conference in 2013, rushing for 243 yards & 3 TDs
on 37 carries (6.6 avg.) ... Prepped at Clovis HS, where he
also was a 2012 CIF State wrestling runner-up at 197 lbs.
2014 Stats:
Rushing
Receiving
G
Att. Yds. TD Avg. No. Yds. TD
12 130
605
5
4.7
15 117
0
Notes: 16 att & 71 yds at #21 UNC ... 17 att, 141 yds, TD
at UNM ... Had 78 yds on 17 att (4.6 avg.) in ’13, despite missing 3+ gms w/ a shoulder inj. ... Had 2 40+ yd. gms in ’12 ... RS
in ’11 ... All-league at Diamond Bar HS ... A sociology major.
ALSO: No. 26 Marcus Stamps (6-1, 210, Fr.-RS)
Notes: Tall wideout with good hands ... Has 14 catches
for 197 yards on the year (14.1 avg.) ... Has played in 11
games with 3 starts ... Had career highs of 4 catches & 71
yards vs. UNLV ... Played in 8 games in 2013 in a reserve
role, making 3 catches for 51 yards (17.0 avg.) ... DNP as
a freshman in 2012 ... RS the 2011 season ... Was a 3-star
recruit by Rivals while at Venice HS ... Was a 3-time 1stteam all-league selection ... Is majoring in social science.
Blue triangle indicates player is on national position award watch list
Rocky
Long
4th Year As H.C. At SDSU
New Mexico, 1974
Overall: 97-87, SDSU Record: 32-19;
u Named MW Coach of the Year for the 2nd time in 2012.
u All-time winningest coach in Mountain West history.
u Named head coach at SDSU on Jan. 12, 2011, after
a two-year stint as the Aztecs’ defensive coordinator.
u Only coach in SDSU history to lead the Aztecs to a
bowl game in his first season.
u His 25 victories were tied for the most at San Diego
State in first three seasons with Claude Gilbert.
u Prior to becoming the head coach at UNM, served as
defensive coordinator for 12 seasons at three different
schools (UCLA, Oregon State & Wyoming).
OFF. COORDINATOR
Bob
Toledo
Second Year at SDSU
San Francisco State, 1968
Notes:
u In his second season at San Diego State.
u Has been the head coach at Tulane, UCLA, Pacific &
UC Riverside.
u This is the fifth year in which Toledo & Long have
worked together. He was the assistant head coach/offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at New Mexico
when Long was the head coach. He was the HC at
UCLA, when Long served as the defensive coordinator.
u Participated in 14 bowl games as a coach.
OFFENSE
2014 Statistics
Category
Scoring
Total Offense
Rushing Offense
Passing Offense
Passing Efficiency
Average
25.75
400.08
218.58
181.50
112.41
NCAA
83
64
28
104
104
MW
8
6
3
10
10
OVERALL: SDSU is 1 of 4 teams in FBS to have a winning record & have every win come
by a double-digit margin... SDSU’s average margin of victory (in its 5 wins) in MW play
was 16.80 points per game. Last year, when the Aztecs finished 6-2 in league play, their
average margin in wins was 5.50 PPG... SDSU has gone 102 games without being shut
out (11/18/06 at TCU), which is the 3rd-longest streak among current MW schools... The
Aztecs are 7-2 this year & 31-9 in the Rocky Long era when scoring just 20 or more
points... SDSU has won 13 of 14 & 17 of 19 when having less turnovers than its opponent... SDSU has 51 plays from scrimmage (in 12 games) that have resulted in at least
a 20-yard gain, led by Donnel Pumphrey’s 17.
OFFENSIVE RUSHING: SDSU rushed for 283 yards vs. Hawai’i & is now 27-3 in its
DI I era (since 1969) when reaching 283 yards... SDSU has won 13 straight games when
rushing for at least 200 yards & 15 of its last 16 (4-0 this year & 21-2 in the Rocky Long
era)... SDSU outrushed its opponent by 438 yards over a 2-game stretch from Oct. 1018 (193 vs. UH & 245 at UNM), its largest margin over a 2-game span in its DI history... The Aztecs outrushed SJSU by 295 yards (393-98), their 2nd-largest advantage
in their DI history ... SDSU has a 100-yard rusher in 17 of its past 22 games & has a total
of 19, 100-yard efforts during that span... The Aztecs have 142 rushing TDs since the
beginning of the 2010 season (64 games), which is ranked 23rd in FBS over that span.
SDSU had just 134 (113th nationally) TDs over its previous 11 years (1999-2009) in the
MW... SDSU needs 247 rushing yards to break its school record of 2,869 set in 2012...
The Aztecs rank 15th in the nation in RYPC (5.4) & 28th in RYPG (218.6)... SDSU rushed
for 397 yards in its win at UNM (10/10) (3rd most in DI era) & 393 vs. SJSU (4th)...
SDSU averaged 8.63 YPC at UNM, which was its 2nd-best avg. in DI era... SDSU had
multiple 100-yard rushers vs. UNM for the 18th time (17-1 in those games).
OFFENSIVE PASSING: The Aztecs beat UNM, despite having only 3 1st downs passing, their fewest amount in a win since throwing for just 2 vs. CSU on 12/2/06... SDSU
won the SJSU game with just 4 completions, the program’s fewest in a win since 1980
(Aztecs had wins with 3 & 4 completions that year)... SDSU posted a pass efficiency rating of 203.71 vs. Idaho, its highest since a 216.55 mark vs. North Dakota on 9/15/12...
Over the last 52 games, SDSU has 76 passing TDs & just 45 INTs... SDSU has won 10
straight games when it did not throw a pick.
OFFENSIVE COACHING STAFF/GAME DAY ASSIGNMENTS
F Head Coach: Rocky Long (New Mexico ‘74)
F Off. Coordinator: Bob Toledo (San Francisco State ‘68)
F Asst. HC/Running Backs: Jeff Horton (Nevada ‘81)
F Wide Receivers: LeCharls McDaniel (Cal Poly ‘81)
F Offensive Line: Mike Schmidt (SDSU ’09)
P Quarterbacks: Brian Sipe (SDSU)
Game day location; F - indicates field; P -indicates press box.
SPECIALISTS
59Donny
Hageman
2014 Stats:
FGM-A
Pct.
17-21
81.0
Long
49
Blk.
0
PATs
36-36
PAT/FGs w 6-1 w 170 w Jr.-TR
Covina, Calif. (Mt. SAC)
77
Joel
Alesi
2014 Stats:
G
No.
Avg.
12
55
36.3
Long
50
Punter w 6-0 w 235 w Sr.-2L
El Cajon, Calif. (Christian High)
50+
1
i20
21
t
u Other Specialists
Kickoffs: 59 Donny Hageman, 6-1, 170, Jr.-TR
Long Snapper: 60 Jeff Overbaugh, 6-2, 235, Jr.-2L
Holder: 61 Hunter Christensen, 6-2, 200, So.-SQ
Kick Returns: 20 Rashaad Penny & 32 Kendrick Mathis
Punt Returns: 82 Lloyd Mills
Gold in position name indicates player started at least seven games last season
SDSU Broadcast Flip Card vs. Navy | Dec. 23, 2014 | San Diego, Calif. | updated Dec. 17, 2014
LEFT END
99
RIGHT END
TACKLE
Jon
Sanchez
6-2 w 260 w Jr.-2L w Murrieta, Calif. (Vista Murrieta High)
2014 Stats:
CGP: 38; CGS: 12
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Sacks
Int.-Yds. FF-FR
12
25
5
30
6.5-23
2.5-17
1-6
0-0
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
A physical player who has played in all 38 games over last 3 years ... Made 1st career start in NAU
opener ... CH 6 tackles, 1.0 TFL & 1st career INT at UNC ... 2.0 TFL & 1.0 SCK at NEV ... Had 22
tackles, 4.0 TFL & 2.0 sacks in 13 games in 2013 ... Played in all 13 games in 2012 with 21 tackles
... RS in 2011 ... A 3-star recruit at Vista Murrieta HS by both Rivals&ESPN.com ... A kinesiology major.
92
Christian
Heyward
98
DEFENSE
Sam
Meredith
6-4 w 290 w Sr.-3L w La Mesa, Calif. (Helix High)
6-3 w 300 w Jr.-TR w Point Loma, Calif. (USC)
2014 Stats:
CGP: 15; CGS: 0
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Sacks
Int.-Yds. FF-FR
10
12
11
23
4.0-17
2.0-12
0-0
0-0
Notes: ’13 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
Has played last 9 games after summer injury ... Tuesday will be his 1st career start ... 5 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack at Nevada ... 5 stops & TFL vs. Air Force ... Signed w/ Aztecs in February after spending 2 years at USC (2011-12) ... Played in 5 games at USC in 2012, making
3 stops w/ a FR ... RS at USC in 2011 ... 4-star recruit out of HS ... A public admin. major.
2014 Stats:
CGP: 45; CGS: 28
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Sacks
Int.-Yds. FF-FR
12
18
8
26
2.5-7
1.0-6
0-0
1-0
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
A team captain... Battling a shoulder inj.... 4 stops, 2.0 TFL, a sack & FF in 1st start of 2014 at OSU
... Career: 82 tackles, 11 TFL, 3 SCK, 3 PBU, 3 FR & a FF ... Had 16 tackles in 2013, battling injuries before undergoing surgery ... An HM all-MW pick with 36 tackles in 1st 13 starts in 2012 ...
Played 12 games as a TR-Fr. in 2011 ... 3-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN.com ... A social science major.
BACKUP
BACKUP
6-2 w 290 w Sr.-3L w Indio, Calif. (La Quinta High)
6-2 w 285 w TR-Fr. w DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto High)
6-3 w 235 w Fr.-RS w Mililani, Hawaii (Mililani High)
Notes: Has 17 GS & 36 GP over career ... Has 18 stops in 2014 ... Had 26 tackles & 1.5 TFL in
’13, starting final 7 at DT ... Started 1st 4 in ’12 at DE w/ 9 tackles, but missed rest of year (personal/CD)
... 13 tackles in 7 games in ’11 ... RS in 2010 ... A 3-star recruit by Rivals ... A social science major.
Notes: Tuesday will be his 1st time on the 2-deep ... Originally signed w/ 2013 class, but
didn’t join SDSU until 2014 ... Was recruited as an OL, but moved to DL in spring ... 4 tackles
(1 TFL) in 2014 ... 3-star recruit by multiple recruiting sources ... Majoring in criminal justice.
Notes: Physical, athletic body, who made the move from LB to DL in the spring ... 18 stops, 2
sacks, 2.5 TFL & 4 QBH 1st 11 career games ... RS in 2013 ... A 1st-team all-state as a senior at
Mililani HS ... 3-star recruit by Scout, ESPN & 247sports ... Majoring in business administration.
BACKUP
97Dontrell
Onuoha
on-KNOW-ah
MIKE LB
LINEBACKER
48
Josh
Gavert
47
Cody
Galea
Galley-ah
2014 Stats:
CGP: 47; CGS: 34
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Sacks
Int.-Yds. FF-FR
12
29
14
43
4.5-35
3.0-32
0-0
2-0
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
Has 34 straight GS, 1st 22 at DE & 12 in ’14 at LB ... 6 TCK, 1.5 TFL, 1.0 sck & FF at OSU ... CH
8 TCK & FF at BS ... Had 36 TCK, 3.5 TFL, a SCK, a FF & 2 FR in ’13 ... Started final 9 in ’12 & played
in all 13 w/ 22 stops, 3.5 TFL & 2.5 sacks ... Had 9 GP in ’11 w/ 6 stops, 2.0 TFL & a sack ... RS in
’10 ... Holds FHS record w/ 244 stops ... A 2-time league wrestling champ ... Criminal justice major.
BACKUP
BACKUP
Derek
Largent
41 Dakota
Turner
LINEBACKER
6-3 w 255 w Sr.-3L w Elk Grove, Calif. (Franklin High)
6-2 w 215 w Sr.-3L w Lakewood, Calif. (Mayfair High)
2014 Stats:
CGP: 51; CGS: 19
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Sacks
Int.-Yds. FF-FR
12
45
33
78
4.5-15
1.0-7
1-0
1-1
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
HM all-MW ... Played all 51 gms last 4 yrs w/ 19 GS... Leads team w/ 78 stops, despite not starting 1st 3 gms ... CH-tying 11 stops at UNLV & UNM ... Had 68 tackles in 13 gms (9 GS) in ’13 ...
Played all 13 gms in ’12, starting at FS w/ 22 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, FF, FR & INT ... Had 8
stops in all 13 gms in ’11 ... RS in ’10 ... Had 138 tackles as a Sr. at Mayfair HS, inc. 25 in a game.
50
65 Sergio
Phillips
45 Fred
Melifonwu
54
6-1 w 235 w So.-1L w St. Charles, Mo. (Francis Howell High)
2014 Stats:
CGP: 23; CGS: 12
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Sacks
Int.-Yds. FF-FR
12
51
27
78
10.5-34
4.0-24
4-146
2-0
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
HM all-MW ... 146 INT yds are 6th most in FBS ... CH 12 stops, CH 3 TFL, sack & FF at FS ... MW
PotW vs. AF w/ 10 TCK, INT for TD, FF & TFL ... 2013: Played final 11 games as a TR-Fr., mainly
on ST ... Had 193 stops as a SR at Francis Howell HS ... Also star baseball player, going 9-0 w/ a
0.64 ERA in 2013 & hitting .434 w/ 9 HR ... Drafted by MLB’s Cardinals in 31st round in June 2013.
BACKUP
mel-ah-FON-woo
55
MIKE-ah
SAY-ow
6-4 w 240 w Sr.-2L w Hermosa Beach, Calif. (El Camino CC)
6-5 w 235 w Fr.-RS w San Diego, Calif. (Lincoln High)
6-3 w 260 w So.-1L w Spring Valley, Calif. (The Bishop’s School)
Notes: Big LB, who has batted injuries last 2 yrs ... 32 tck, 1 sck in 9 GP, having appendix taken
out before UNLV ... ’13: 32 tck, 4 TFL, SCK & FF ... ’12: HM all-MW w/ 61 tck, 9.5 TFL, 6.5 sck,
2 INT, 3 FR & a FF ... ’11: Helped ECCC go 8-2... Bay League Def. POY at Mira Costa HS.
Notes: Quick, strong player w/ long arms ... Moved to LB when he arrived at SDSU after
playing DE in HS ... 4 tackles, 1.5 TFL & 1.0 sacks in collegiate debut vs. NAU ... 12-yd
sack at OSU ... RS in 2013 ... A 3-star recruit by Rivals & 247sports ... A social science major.
Notes: Nephew for former NFL linebacker Junior Seau... 1st career start vs. NAU ... Had 10 tackles in 2013 off the bench ... RS in 2012 ... Orgininally signed w/ the 2011 class, but did not enroll until
2012 ... A 3-star recruit by Rivals ... A 3-year letterwinner in basketball ... A criminal justice major.
LEFT CORNER
7
J.J.
Whittaker
WARRIOR
t
5-10 w 180 w Jr.-1L w Oceanside, Calif. (Oceanside High)
2014 Stats:
CGP: 25; CGS: 25
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Int-Yds.
PBU
FF-FR
12
41
17
58
2.0-3
2-26
6
0-0
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
Thorpe Award Watch List ... 2nd-team all-MW ... A team captain ... 58 stops in ’14 w/ CH 11 at OSU,
& 2 INT ... HM MW pick in ’13 ... MW Def. PotW vs. BSU w/ 2 INT, inc. 18-yd TD ... ’12: Broke
scapula in fall scrimmage ... ’11: Knee inj. ... ’10: RS after tearing ACL before camp ... Father, Jerry,
was a 2nd round pick by MLB’s Chicago White Sox ... Working on a Master’s after graduating in May.
6-0 w 175 w Fr.-HS w Compton, Calif. (Dominiguez High)
2014 Stats:
CGP: 24; CGS: 12
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Int-Yds.
PBU
FF-FR
12
28
25
53
3.5-8
3-(-5)
7
0-1
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
Honorable mention all-MW ... Is T-10th in MW in passes def. (PBUs + INTs) per game (0.83) ... 7
stops & 3 PBUs in 1st start in opener vs. NAU ... 1st INT at OSU ... INT & FR vs. UH ... SH 10
TCK at BSU ... Played 12 games in 2013 as a true frosh, recording 21 tackles (14 solos) ... Had
10 stops (8 solos) vs. Nev. ... Played HS ball w/ CB Kalan Montgomery ... A criminal justice major.
BACKUP
BACKUP
16
12
Ma-leek
David
Lamar
15
21
Na’im
McGee
NYE-eem
6-0 w 220 w So.-TR w Oakland, Calif. (Diablo Valley College)
2014 Stats:
CGP: 11; CGS: 10
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Int-Yds.
PBU
FF-FR
12
36
22
58
1.0-4
0-0
0
0-0
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
DVC transfer, who joined SDSU in January for spring drills ... Has 58 tackles (T-4th on team) in
1st 11 DI GP & 10 GS, replacing 3-yr starter & current NYG Nat Berhe ... Missed BS game w/
inj. ... A 1st-team all-league pick at DVC in 2012 w/ 32 tackles, 4 INTs & a FR for a TD ... 2-time
All-American at St. Mary’s HS ... 3-star recruit by Rivals out of SMHC ... Majoring in business mgmt.
BACKUP
Fred
Trevillion
18
NCAA
14
21
42
19
25
45
DEF. COORDINATOR
MW
1
1
4
2
3
4
Rocky
Long
OVERALL: SDSU went 14 consecutive quarters without allowing more than 1 score by its opponent until the 4th
quarter at Nevada, its longest stretch since 2012... The Aztecs have allowed just 241 points through 12 games this
season after allowing 388 over the 1st 12 last year... Leads the MW (21st nationally) in total defense (337.58) & scoring defense (21.27, 14th in nation)... SDSU has held its opponent under 400 yards of total offense in 8 straight
games, tied for 2nd-longest streak in FBS, & has not allowed more than 401 in 16 of the last 17 games... The Aztecs
have 68 TFL by 20 different players & 24 sacks by 12 players in 12 games... SDSU had 8 1st-time starters on defense
in the season opener, which was the highest total for either side of the ball (offense or defense) by any team in FBS.
6th Year as D.C. at SDSU
New Mexico, 1974
Notes:
u Named head coach at SDSU on Jan. 12, 2011, after
a two-year stint as the Aztecs’ defensive coordinator.
u Continues his role as defensive coordinator, in addition to his head coaching duties
u SDSU went from 85th to 32nd in turnovers forced
since his arrival.
u Served as head coach at New Mexico from 19982008 & guided the Lobos to bowl eligibility in seven of
his last eight seasons.
u Prior to becoming the head coach at UNM, served as
defensive coordinator for 12 seasons at three different
schools (UCLA, Oregon State & Wyoming).
DEFENSIVE RUSHING: SDSU held Hawai’i to just 90 rushing yards, its fewest since rushing for 59 at USU on
11/2/13... SDSU didn’t allow a 100-yard rusher until the 8th game of the season at Nevada... The Aztecs have kept
9 of their last 25 opponents below 100 total rushing yards... SDSU is ranked 42nd in the country in RYPG (145.6) &
33rd in rush avg. (3.8)... The Aztecs held UNM to just 152 rushing yards, the Lobos’ fewest since gaining 137 at CSU
on 11/24/12 & fewest in a home game since running for 94 yards against Sam Houston St. on 9/24/11. UNM came
into the game ranked 4th in the nation in rushing at 322.40 yards per game... The Aztecs held Air Force to 140 yards
rushing, its fewest since rushing for 103 on 11/3/12 & the 12th-fewest since 1996. In league games, it was AFA’s
lowest since 53 on 9/20/08 & 6th fewest in a conference game since 1996... The Aztecs have allowed 3,020 yards rushing on 855 carries over their last 23 games (since 9/21/13),
which ranks 14th in rush avg. (3.5) & 18th in RYPG (131.3)... SDSU has allowed a total of 5,273 rushing yards over its last 40 games (131.8).
Defensive Coaching Staff/Game Day Assignments
F Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator: Rocky Long (New Mexico ’74)
F Linebackers: Zach Arnett (New Mexico ’09)
F Safeties: Danny Gonzales (New Mexico ’98)
P Defensive Line: Osia Lewis (Oregon State ’86)
P Cornerbacks: Tony White (UCLA ‘02)
Game day location; F - indicates field; P -indicates press box.
SAN DIEGO STATE
7-5 (Home: 6-0/Away: 1-5)/5-3 MW (Home: 4-0/Away: 1-3)
2014 SCHEDULE/RESULTS
A.30 Northern Arizona
W, 38-7 CBS Sports Network
S.6 at North Carolina
L, 27-31 ESPNews
S.20 at Oregon State
L, 7-28 FOX SPORTS 1
S.27 UNLV*
W, 34-17 ESPN3
O.3 at Fresno State*
L, 13-24 CBS Sports Network
O.10 at New Mexico*
W, 24-13 ESPNU
O.18 vs. Hawai’i*
W, 20-10 CBS Sports Network
WARRIOR
AZTEC
Malik
Smith
Average
20.08
337.58
145.58
192.00
113.09
+0.25
DEFENSIVE PASSING: SDSU had an interception in 9 consecutive games from 12/21/13-9/1/14... SDSU held its opponent to a passing eff. rating under 100 for 4 straight games
from 10/3-11/1 for the 1st time since 2003 (8/30-9/20)... Since MW competition started for the SDSU (9/27, last 9 games), the Aztecs’ passing defense ranks in a tie for 11th
in TDs (8) & TD-to-INT pct. (0.73), 12th in pass eff. rating (105.4), 13th in YPG (175.3), 15th in completion pct. (52.3), 16th in INT pct. (4.3), 18th in YPA (6.12) & 20th in TD
pct. (3.1) ... On the season, SDSU’s pass defense is ranked among the top 25 in TD-to-INT pct. (5th, 0.71), TDs (6th, 10), TD pct. (8th, 2.9), INT pct. (16th, 4.0), YPG (19th, 192.0)
& pass eff. rating (25th, 113.1).
Calvin
Munson
Micah
Seau
2014 Statistics
Category
Scoring Defense
Total Defense
Rushing Defense
Pass Defense
Pass Efficiency Defense
Turnover Margin
14
RIGHT CORNER
Trey
Lomax
5-11 w 185 w Fr.-RS w San Diego, Calif. (Mira Mesa High)
2014 Stats:
CGP: 12; CGS: 11
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Int-Yds.
PBU
FF-FR
12
38
25
63
3.0-7
0-0
3
0-2
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
Fantastic athlete, who was also recruited to play baseball at SDSU ...10 stops at UNC & 11 at
OSU ... 1st career FR at FS & 2nd vs. AFA ... RS in 2013, but learned behind 5 seniors, including 2014 NFL Draft picks Nat Berhe & Eric Pinkins ... 2-time 1st-team all-league pick at local
Mira Mesa HS ... Hit .341 in 2012 w/ 22 runs, 16 RBIs & 10 SB ... Business admin. major.
BACKUP
Brandon
Porter
32
N.1 at Nevada*
L, 14-30 CBS Sports Network
N.8 Idaho
W, 35-21 ROOT Sports/FOX SD
N.15 at Boise State*
L, 29-38 ESPNU
N.21 Air Force*
W, 30-14 CBS Sports Network
N.29 San Jose State*
W, 38-7 CBS Sports Network
D.23 Navy#
6:30 p.m. PT ESPN
* - Mountain West game. # - SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl
23
Damontae
Kazee
KAY-zee
5-11 w 180 w So.-1L w San Bernardino, Calif. (Cajon High)
2014 Stats:
CGP: 24; CGS: 12
G
Solo
Ast. Total
TFL-Yds.
Int-Yds.
PBU
FF-FR
12
35
17
52
3.0-6
1-0
13
0-1
Notes: ’14 - Black; Career - Red; Personal - Gold
HM all-MW ... Playmaker, starting 1st 12 gms of career ... 2nd in MW & T-29th in FBS w/ 1.17
PDPG ... Had 41 stops as a RS-Fr. in 2013 w/ 3.0 TFL, 4 FF, 2 PBU, an INT & a blocked FG ... The
4 FF led all frosh in FBS... RS in 2012 as a TR-Fr. ... Also played basketball & ran track at Cajon
HS ... Brother, Walter, was a 4-year RB for SDSU from 2009-12 ... Majoring in criminal justice.
BACKUP
Kendrick
Mathis
24 Billy
Vaughn, Jr.
6-2 w 185 w Sr.-2L w San Diego, Calif. (Madison High)
6-2 w 190 w Fr.-TR w Brookhaven, Miss. (Brookhaven High)
5-11 w 195 w So.-1L w Waggaman, La. (John Curtis High)
6-0 w 195 w So.-SQ w Ventura, Calif. (Buena High)
6-1 w 180 w Fr.-HS w Los Angeles, Calif. (Dorsey High)
Notes: Started career at WR (2010-11) before moving to DB in 2012 ... Had 15 tackles,
2 PBU & a TFL in 2013 ... Had 6 stops 2012, mostly on special teams ...DNP in 2011 ... RS
in 2010 ... A 2-time 1st-team all-league player at Madison HS ... Majoring in social science.
Notes: 1 of 8 true freshmen who has played this year ... Moved up depth chart, also playing on special teams ... Has 5 tackles, playing in past 11 games ... A recruited “athlete”, who
saw action at WR, QB, P & ST at Brookhaven HS in Miss. ... Also played basketball.
Notes: Only Aztec from La. ... 35 stops in 11 GP (2 GS) w/ 2 TFL, 2 PBU, FF & FR ... CH 7
TCK in 1st start at BSU ... Had 10 GP in 2013 as a true frosh, mainly on special teams, making 2
stops ... At John Curtis HS, played RB, safety & LB ... Also ran track at JCH ... A social work major.
Notes: Has 2 tackles in 1st 5 games last 5 weeks ... Moved up depth chart in 2013, playing
final 4 of 5 off bench ... RS in 2012, where he was named an Offensive Co-Scout PotY ... Was
a 3-star recruit by Scout out of Buena HS, where he played both sides ... Criminal justice major.
Notes: Athletic CB w/ the ability to make the big play ... Has 26 stops, 3 PBU & an INT in
2014 ... Played in the 2013 opener as a true frosh, recording 2 tackles & blocking a kick before
RS w/ an injury ... 3-star recruit by ESPN ... Track star at Dorsey HS ... A business admin. major.
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