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Possibly the best defensive player in the Mountain West ... Tough and aggressive linebacker with a great motor ... Is in his fifth year in the program, but is listed as a junior after the NCAA awarded him another year because of injuries ... Is one of four Aztecs from Oceanside High School ... Granted a medical redshirt in 2010 after playing in only three games ... Started 30 consecutive games at middle linebacker before breaking his right foot against New Mexico State on Sept. 28, 2013, which sidelined him for the rest of the year ... Has led SDSU in tackles in seven games over his career ... Is listed as the backup to Josh Gavert at middle linebacker heading into the fall.
2013: Was named to the Bednarik Award Watch List (Defensive Player of the Year) and Lombardi Award Watch List (Top Lineman) ... Also was named a preseason first-team selection by the Mountain West media, Athlon Sports, Phil Steele and Sporting News ... Finished with 20 tackles with 15 solo stops before going down with an injury in the fourth game of the year ... Also had 1.5 TFL, one sack and a PBU ... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Started for the 27th straight game in the opener vs. Eastern Illinois, leading SDSU with eight tackles (all solos) ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Started again at Ohio State, tying for second on the team with six tackles (four solos) ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Earned another start at middle linebacker vs. Oregon State and had one assisted tackle and a PBU ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Started for the 30th straight game at middle linebacker at New Mexico State, making five tackles with 1.5 tackles for a 10 yards of loss, including a 9-yard sack, before breaking his right foot early in the second quarter and missing the rest of the game ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Missed the Nevada game because of his broken foot, but did watch from the sidelines after having surgery just two days earlier ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Missed another game at Air Force ... vs. No. 15/18 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Did not play again vs. Fresno State ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Missed a fourth straight game vs. New Mexico ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Did not play at San José State ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Did not travel once again to Hawai'i ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... Did not play once again vs. Boise State ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Was not on the travel squad in the regular season finale at UNLV ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ... Did not play once again in the finale vs. Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
2012: Named a second-team all-Mountain West selection ... Voted the team's Defensive Player of the Year ... Started all 13 games at middle linebacker for San Diego State and now has a consecutive games started streak at 26 ... Led the team in tackles for loss (11.5), sacks (7), forced fumbles (2) and tied for team-high honors in unassisted tackles (68) ... Was second on the squad in total tackles (90) and fumble recoveries (2) ... Among Mountain West teams, Fely ranked fourth in sacks (7), sixth in tackles for loss (11.5) and 14th in tackles per game (6.9) ... Joined Kirk Morrison (2004) and Joe Martin (2006) as the only San Diego State defensive players to earn multiple Mountain West defensive player-of-the-week honors in the same season ... Became just the second Aztec player in the last 15 seasons and the only player coached by Rocky Long since 2000 to record at least two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, 10 tackles for loss and 90 total tackles in the same season ... One of 10 players to start every game during the 2012 campaign, including just five total on the defensive side of the ball (Nat Berhe, Leon McFadden, Sam Meredith and Jordan Thomas) ... The Aztecs ranked 39th nationally in total defense and 42nd in the country in scoring defense ... Started the opener at Washington as the middle linebacker and had seven tackles, including four solo and 1.0 for a loss ... Made five stops (all solo) vs. Army as a starter, including a 4-yard sack ... Against North Dakota had two tackles, a sack and his first career PBU ... Had three stops vs. San José State ... Made three tackles, including a sack, and added his first career fumble recovery at Fresno State ... Had six tackles (five solo), which tied for the most on the team against Hawai'i ... Was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 15 for his play against Colorado State, where he set career highs in tackles (13), TFL (3.5) and sacks (2.0), while adding a fumble recovery ... The 3.5 tackles for loss were the most since Miles Burris had 3.5 vs. UNLV on Nov. 27, 2010 ... Also was named one of two CFPA National Defensive Performers of the Week and one of two CFPA National Linebackers of the Week ... Had nine tackles at Nevada with 0.5 TFL ... Made 11 stops, 2.0 sacks, 2.0 TFL and forced a fumble vs. UNLV en route to earning MW Defensive Player-of-the-Week accolades ... Had seven tackles at Boise State, including a TFL ... Had another double-digit tackle game vs. Air Force, making 10 stops and forcing a fumble ... Made 10 tackles (seven solo) with 0.5 TFL at Wyoming ... Recorded four tackles, all of which were solo stops and added his second PBU of the season.
2011: Started all 13 contests at middle linebacker ... Made 58 tackles, including 5.5 for a loss, while also tying for the team lead in fumbles forced with three ... Tabbed the squad's outstanding freshman ... First career start against Cal Poly, tying for the team lead in tackles with six, including one for a loss, while adding a forced fumble ... Forced a fumble for the second outing in a row, while also tallying a career-high eight stops in the victory at Army ... Tied for the team lead in tackles with seven against Washington State, including a career-best 2.5 for a loss and a sack ... Forced his third fumble of the season in the third quarter of the Michigan game, while also adding three tackles ... Was in on five stops against TCU ... Had two tackles at Air Force ... Made four stops, including a TFL vs. Wyoming ... Had three tackles, including a sack against New Mexico ... Made three stops at Colorado State, against Boise State and at UNLV ... Had five tackles vs. both Fresno State and Louisiana-Lafayette.
2010: Played both special teams and on defense as a true freshman ... Logged minutes in three games, but ultimately redshirted after getting injured in practice following the Missouri contest ... Both of his tackles were for a loss, including a nine-yard sack in the opener with Nicholls.
High School: First-team all-CIF San Diego Section as a senior at Oceanside High ... His prep team was No. 1 in the state during his senior season and was ranked nationally ... Was a three-time all-league selection ... Named Hall of Champions Athlete of the Month in September 2009... Also earned letters in wrestling and baseball ... Named MVP of his 2007 baseball team and was the 2008 defensive player of the year on his football team.
Personal: Born March 2, 1992, in Oceanside, Calif. ... Son of Siliva Fely, Jr., and Cindy ... His mother, grandmother and aunt all attended SDSU ... Also considered attending Brigham Young, Colorado State, Nevada, Wyoming and UNLV ... Is majoring in social science.