Klitzing Football Preview - quarterbacks
FB: Nat Berhe named first-team all-MW
Football press conference quotes - Oct. 1
SDSU Football-New Mexico State postgame notes
SDSU Football-New Mexico State postgame notes
SDSU vs. Eastern Illinois
San Diego State Bowl Game
The Aztecs take on Nevada
San Diego State traveled up to Seattle to take on the Huskies to open up the 2012 season
Football Family Day
One of the top returning quarterbacks, not only in the Mountain West, but the entire West Coast ... Started the final five games of his sophomore season in 2012 after coming off the bench to lead San Diego State to a dramatic come-from-behind victory at Nevada ... Guided the Aztecs to a road victory at 19th-ranked Boise State, the highest ranked team SDSU has ever defeated in a road or neutral site game ... Is an athletic, dual-threat quarterback.
2012: Initially the No. 2 quarterback, Dingwell entered the Nevada game on Oct. 20, following a season-ending injury to Ryan Katz and started the final five games of the season ... Led San Diego State to a come-from-behind victory at Nevada in addition to posting a 5-1 record as a starter ... Was the only quarterback utilized in the final 403 offensive snaps of the season ... In his eight games in which he attempted a pass (six of which he had at least 18 attempts), he threw more than one interception on just one occasion ... Completed 57.6 percent of his passes for the season, including three consecutive games with a completion percentage of 60.0 percent or better ... Became the fifth SDSU quarterback in the last 17 seasons to produce at least four games with 60 percent completions and 18 pass attempts in a single season (Billy Blanton, Adam Hall, Ryan Katz and Kevin O'Connell) ... One of 64 FBS players to pass for 900 yards and rush for 100 yards ... Logged snaps in the opener at UW, but did not attempt a pass ... Did attempt his first-ever rush, however, gaining seven yards on a 1st and 10 in the fourth quarter ... Rushed three times for 11 yards off the bench vs. Army, including a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter ... Logged playing time vs. North Dakota, but did not record a stat ... Carried twice for three yards against San Jose State ... Also came in on the team's last drive and was 0-for-2 ... Came in off the bench against Fresno State, but did not record a stat ... Completed the first two passes of his career vs. Hawai'i, going 2-for-4 for 28 yards, including a 21-yard pass to Dylan Denso ... Came in to hold for PATs and FGs vs. CSU ... Had a breakout game at Nevada, coming in for an injured Ryan Katz and leading the Aztecs to a come-from-behind victory ... Played the final three and a half quarters, and led SDSU from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit for just the fourth time in 188 scenarios and for the first time since Oct. 26, 1991 ... Was 14-for-23 for 177 yards and three touchdowns, all career-best marks ... The three touchdown passes tied Ryan Katz (North Dakota) for the most in a game in 2012 by an Aztec ... Also had career highs in carries (11), rushed for 26 yards, and had an 18-yard carry ... Earned his first career start at quarterback against UNLV, and set a career high with 231 passing yards, while adding two touchdowns ... Also had a career-long 52-yard pass completion to Gavin Escobar ... He became the first Aztecs' quarterback to win his first start since Spencer Brinton in 1997 ... Led the Aztecs to a win over No. 19/14 Boise State, the highest ranked team SDSU has ever defeated in a road or neutral game ... Was 12-for-18 for 105 yards at Boise State ... The 66.7 completion percentage was his highest to date and started a streak of three consecutive games with a 60 percent or better completion percentage ... With the win, he became the first SDSU quarterback to win his first two career starts since David Lowery did in October of 1991 ... Boise State entered the game with a 71-1 record in its last 72 regular-season home games ... Was 11-for-18 for 90 yards and a touchdown vs. Air Force ... Finished his regular season in style, going 19-for-24 for 164 yards and two touchdowns (and one interception) ... The 19 completions and 79.17 completion percentage were career highs ... Also rushed four times for a career-high 46 yards, including a career-long 22-yard run ... Lost his first game as a starting QB in the Poinsettia Bowl against Brigham Young after four consecutive wins ... Completed 12-of-29 passes for 144 yards ... Numbers were skewed due to the Aztecs trailing in the fourth quarter ... Through three quarters, he was 10-of-18 for 121 yards.
2011: Played in the first three contests of his collegiate career, coming in as a reserve behind center ... Debut came in the fourth quarter of the opener vs. Cal Poly when he attempted his only pass of the campaign ... Was in on the final play against Air Force ... Quarterbacked the final drive in SDSU's 35-7 win over New Mexico.
2010: Utilized his redshirt campaign ... SDSU's offensive scout player of the year.
High School: As a senior, completed 123-of-201 passes (61.2 percent) for 1,665 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions at Rockwall High ... In his junior campaign, was 135-for-217 (62.2 percent) for 1,833 yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions ... Produced one of the nation's top games when he went 23-of-37 for 325 yards against Pearce High ... Earned his team's most outstanding contribution award and was also named the most conscientious player as a senior (voted on by coaches and players) ... Took part in SDSU's football camp prior to his senior season ... Nominated for ESPN/FCA Athlete of the Month honor ... Played tight end as a sophomore ... A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Lettered in baseball, basketball and track ... Member of the state champion baseball squad in 2006 and was basketball team captain as a senior ... Was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Oct. 20, 1991, in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Rod and Mary Dingwell ... Also considered Utah, TCU, Baylor, UTEP, Western Kentucky and Kansas St. ... Is a business major.
Careeer highs: Attempts: 29 vs. Brigham Young (12/20/12); Completions: 19 at Wyoming (11/24/12); Passing Yards: 231 vs. UNLV (10/27/12); Long Pass: 52 vs. UNLV (10/27/12); TDs Passing: 3 at Nevada (10/20/12); Completion Pct. (min. 12 att.): 79.17 (19-for-24) at Wyoming (11/24/12); Efficiency Rating: 168.56 at Nevada (10/20/12); Carries: 11 at Nevada (10/20/12); Rushing Yards: 46 at Wyoming (11/24/12); Rushing TDs: 1 vs. Army (9/8/12); Long Rush: 22 at Wyoming (11/24/12).