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Lindy's Sports takes SDSU Football to win MW West
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SDSU Football announces 2014 team awards
Football, USATSI Gallery -- 11/8/14
Physical defender who Coach Rocky Long called the best defensive tackle in the Mountain West in 2014 ... A quick and agile defender, who always seems to be in the right place at the right time ... Missed the final two regular season games last year and the bowl game after having foot surgery in December ... Also sat out the spring season, but should be healthy heading into the fall ... Will be moving to right defensive end this season, where he is slated to start.
2015: Has been named a preseason first-team Mountain West pick by Phil Steele, and a second-team selection by Athlon Sports and Lindy’s Sports ... Was also deemed an “SDSU Player to Watch” by Lindy’s.
2014: Was named an honorable-mention pick by the Mountain West media and coaches ... Was also selected as the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year ... Also was on the MW midseason second team by Phil Steele ... Started and played in each of the first 10 games before missing the Air Force and San José State contest with a foot injury, and also the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Navy ... Had 39 tackles (21 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, three sacks, three pass breakups, six quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a blocked kick ... Ranked second on the team in tackles for loss (9.0) and tied for second in sacks (3.0), despite missing the final three games ... Ranked ninth in the MW and sixth among defensive linemen with 0.90 tackles for loss per game ... Was also eighth in tackles per game (3.9) among defensive linemen ... The 9.0 TFL are the most by an Aztec defensive lineman since Ernie Lawson had 9.5 in 2010 ... Made his first career start in the opener vs. Northern Arizona, making five tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss, while adding his first career blocked kick ... Had another good allaround game in another start at No. 21/23 North Carolina, recording three tackles (two solo), 1.0 TFL, his first two career PBUs and two quarterback hurries ... The first PBU was deflected to Jon Sanchez, who intercepted the pass and ran it six yards ... The play set up a 12-yard touchdown run by Donnel Pumphrey, giving SDSU its first lead of the game ... Started for a third straight game at Oregon State, recording five tackles ...Had another big game vs. UNLV, making three tackles (all solo), a career-high-tying two sacks and two tackles for loss ... Came up with four tackles (three solo) and a game-high two quarterback hurries at Fresno State in another start ... Had two solo stops and a quarterback hurry at New Mexico ... Made two tackles (one solo), including a 5-yard sack (and TFL) and his third pass breakup of the season vs. Hawai‘i ... Started again at Nevada, where he recorded five tackles (three solo) and a TFL ... The five stops were tied for the third most on the team ... Set a career high with eight tackles (three solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in another start vs. Idaho ... Had already set a career high with six in the first half ... The eight tackles ranked third on the team and tied for fourth in the game ... Came up with two assisted stops and a quarterback hurry in a start at Boise State ... Missed the final three games - Air Force, San José State and Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl - with a foot injury ... Had surgery on the foot in December.
2013: Played well off the bench over 12 games in limited snaps, posting 15 tackles (eight solo), 5.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks ... The three sacks were tied for second on the team, while the 5.0 TFL were sixth... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Did not play in the opener vs. Eastern Illinois ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Logged his first career collegiate appearance at Ohio State without recording a stat ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Played off the bench again vs. Oregon State without cracking the stat sheet ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Made his first career tackle, a solo stop, at New Mexico State ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Came off the bench again vs. Nevada without making the stat sheet ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Had a breakout game at Air Force with starter Cody Galea battling a flu, finishing with two sacks for 16 yards and a career-high four tackles (three solos) ... The 2.0 sacks were the most by an Aztec since Everett Beed recorded 2.0 sacks at Wyoming on Nov. 24, 2012 ... The 2.0 TFL were also a career high ... vs. No. 15/18 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Made one stop off the bench vs. Fresno State ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Played against New Mexico without recording a stat ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Made two tackles with 1.0 TFL at San José State ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Made one assisted tackle off the bench at Hawai'i ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... In his first game listed at No. 2 on the depth chart at defensive tackle rather than third at defensive line, he had two tackles (both solo), both for a loss and a 4-yard sack vs. Boise State ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Played again at defensive tackle off the bench at UNLV and tied a career high with four tackles ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ... Played against Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, but did not record a stat.
2012: Redshirted his first season at SDSU.
High school: Two-time first-team all-state selection at Desert Ridge High School ... First-team all-region on defense and East Valley all-region on both sides of the ball as a junior ... Was named his team's outstanding offensive lineman in 2009 and 2011 ... Tabbed to the all-Arizona Super 25 his senior campaign and also was rated the 32nd-best recruit in the state of Arizona by ESPNU ... Two-star defensive lineman by Rivals.com, who earned a Scouts, Inc. grade of 73 ... Also lettered in track, finishing second in the state last year in the shot put ... Was Desert Ridge's MVP in track on two occasions.
Personal: Born March 6, 1994, in Yuma, Ariz. ... Son of Audry and Elena Barrett ... Has two younger brothers ... Also drew interest from Fresno State, Army, Arizona State, New Mexico, Air Force, Montana, Northern Colorado and San José; State ... Is majoring in criminal justice.