A talented defensive back who could join other Aztec secondary players, including his older brother Will (Baltimore Ravens), in the NFL ... SDSU coaches consider him one of the best players on the squad ... Can play at corner or safety and has seen action as a starter at both positions during the course of his career ... Listed as a safety entering fall camp.
2004: After two years at safety, became a starting corner as a junior ... Finished eighth on the team with 35 tackles ... Broke up eight passes ... Caused a pair of fumbles (Idaho State and Utah) to rank second on the team in that category ... Had an interception and broke up a pass against No. 17 Michigan ... Broke up three passes against Nevada ... Had a season-best six tackles against Nevada and No. 9 Utah ... Forced a fumble against the Utes ... Finished 10th among Mountain West secondary players with nine passes defended ... Thirty of his tackles were solo stops ... Was slowed late in the year by a sprained knee but did not miss a game.
2003: Started the year as a backup, but moved into the starting lineup when mononucleosis sidelined Josh Dean ... Returned to the sidelines due to an ankle injury that caused him to miss three games ... In the starting lineup in five games ... His play was outstanding at the time of his injury ... Had a 13-tackle effort at Texas-El Paso and eight stops at UCLA ... Despite missing three games, finished fifth on the team with 39 tackles, including 24 solo stops ... Had a quarterback sack against Air Force and another tackle behind the line of scrimmage against UCLA ... Recovered a fumble against Texas-El Paso ... Credited with a blocked punt against Eastern Washington.
2002: Played in nine games as a freshman, primarily on special teams and at safety ... Ended the season with 24 tackles, including a career-best 12 at Air Force when he got his first career start against the Falcons' option attack ... Had six tackles against Colorado State and two stops against Utah.
2001: Was in the mix for playing time in the Aztecs' secondary before suffering a broken finger that required surgery early in the season ... Ended up redshirting.
High School: Prepped at Highland High School ... A two-year starter at strong safety ... Had two interceptions as a junior and helped lead the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record ... A two-time all-Golden League selection ... Named to the Antelope Valley Press second team as a junior and first team as a senior, despite missing three games with a foot injury ... Also selected to the all-Valley team by the Los Angeles Daily News ... Picked up a pair of varsity letters in track.
Personal: Born Aug. 19, 1983, in Minot, N.D. ... Son of William and Kye Demps ... A criminal justice major.
Demps' Career Defensive Stats