Thirty-Four Aztecs named 14-15 MW Scholar-Athletes
#SDSUNight at Petco Park a success
#SDSUNight at Petco Park a success
FB: 15 Aztecs named Phil Steele preseason all-MW
FB: Jeff Overbaugh named a preseason All-American
Arguably one of the top long snappers in the country ... Consistent snapper who has seen action in all 39 games since 2012 ... Grades out high on production, durability, snapping speed-accuracy ratio, consistency, blocking and coverage, and intangibles ... Laces out spiral on placekick snaps ... Blocks and covers in both the pro style and spread punt formations ... Has been perfect over his career in snap attempts, going 134-for-134 in PAT’s, 55-for-55 in field goal attempts and 164-for- 164 in punts ... Also has four career tackles in a block-first responsibility scheme ... A 2014 San Diego State Malik Award winner.
2015: Was named a preseason fourth-team All- American by Phil Steele.
2014: Completed all snap attempts in 13 games for the third consecutive season ... Made 121 of 121 total long snaps (59 punts, 37 PAT’s and 25 field goal attempts) ... Made five pressure end zone punt snaps total in games vs. No. 21/23 North Carolina, San José State, UNLV, Air Force and Fresno State ... Quality snaps helped kicker Donny Hageman and punter Joel Alesi earn multiple national and MW accolades ... Also snapped to Alesi, who was on the Ray Guy Award Watch List and a Burlsworth Trophy nominee ... Anchored a field goal unit that set a school single-season record with 20 field goals and had 37 PAT’s without a miss ... Recorded tackles at Oregon State and Fresno State ... Played in his third straight bowl game vs. Navy.
2013: Saw action in all 13 games for the second straight season ... Completed all 118 long snaps (57 punts, 45 PAT's and 16 field goals) ... Made eight pressure end zone punt snaps, including two each vs. Eastern Illinois and No. 3/2 Ohio State, and against Oregon State, San José State, UNLV, and Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ... Quality snaps helped kicker Wes Feer and punter Joel Alesi each earn MW Special Teams Player-of-the-Week accolades ... Also helped Alesi make the Ray Guy Award Watch List, which is handed out to the nation's top punter ... Had one tackle in 13 opportunities as opponents returned only 13 punts on the year.
2012: One of three true freshmen (Dan Kottman, Seamus McMorrow) to log playing time in 2012 and was the only true freshman to play in all 13 contests ... Joined McMorrow as true freshmen who logged snaps on special teams ... Was perfect in 114 snaps (48 punts, 52 PAT's and 14 field goals) ... Made pressure end zone punt snaps in the Hawai'i, Fresno State and Brigham Young games ... Made a pressure 36-yard field goal snap vs Nevada in Reno to send the game into overtime, which the Aztecs eventually won ... Added one tackle on the year.
High school: Four-year letterwinner at Service High School, where he led the Cougars to a pair of state championships ... Earned a Scouts, Inc. grade of 69 ... A student of Instructor Chris Rubio - like SDSU/NFL long snappers Aaron Brewer and Tyler Schmitt ... Was a five-star recruit and ranked third in the 2012 class by Rubio Long Snapping ... Gained exposure out of Alaska by winning two consecutive Nike National Las Vegas Spring Events with the best accuracy-to-speed ratio ... Made ESPN's high school all-Alaska team ... Two-year captain, who also logged time as an offensive tackle and defensive end ... Was a two-year all-state pick as a left tackle and long snapper ... Was a two-year selection to the all-Alaska Tanoa Bowl Team, which played against Washington and Oregon ... Also participated in the Fire and Ice Bowl in Hawaii ... Also lettered in hockey and track & field ... A scholar-athlete.
Personal: Born Nov. 24, 1993, in Santa Fe, N.M. ... Son of Bill and Julie Overbaugh ... Father, Bill, played college football ... Has one brother ... Also was offered by Tennessee and drew interest from Army, Stanford, Hawai'i and Princeton ... Is majoring in psychology.