Aztec Football 2015 Season Outlook: Defensive Line
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#SDSUNight at Petco Park a success
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A physical player who was one of SDSU's top guys off the bench his first two seasons (2012-13), and a starter all 13 games as a junior in 2014 ... Is listed as the starter once again heading into this year ... Has played in all 39 games since the 2012 campaign.
2015: Was a preseason fourth-team all-Mountain West selection by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports ... Was also deemed a "SDSU Player to Watch" by Lindy's Sports.
2014: Started all 13 of the team's games ... Had 32 tackles (27 solo), 7.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a 6-yard interception return, a pass breakup, a forced fumble and a team-high 10 quarterback hurries ... Made his first career start in the opener vs. Northern Arizona and made two tackles (both solo) ... Had a career-high six tackles (four solo) at No. 21/23 North Carolina and 1.0 TFL, to go along with his first career interception ... The interception return for six yards in the second quarter led to a 12-yard touchdown run by Donnel Pumphrey, which gave SDSU its first lead at 14-7 ... Earned his third straight start at Oregon State, but did not record a stat ... Made two tackles (one solo) with a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry against UNLV in another start ... Had five stops (all solo), a TFL and a PBU in a fifth straight start at Fresno State ... Made one solo stop in another start at New Mexico ... Had one solo tackle in a seventh consecutive start against Hawai`i ... Had a big game at Nevada, making three tackles (all solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry ... The 2.0 TFL were a career best ... Came up with a solo stop against Idaho in another start, along with another quarterback hurry ... Recorded three tackles (two solo), 0.5 sacks and 0.5 TFL at Boise State in a 10th straight start ... Made three solo stops against Air Force in another start ... Registered three tackles (two solo), an 8-yard sack (and TFL) and a game-high three quarterback hurries vs. San José State ... Finished his season in style with two solo tackles, including a 5-yard tackle for loss, and a forced fumble vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl ... The forced fumble was the first of his career.
2013: Played in all 13 games off the bench, recording 22 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and two sacks ... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Saw playing time vs. Eastern Illinois, but did not register a stat ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Came off the bench vs. Ohio State to record his first two tackles of the season ... Both were of the solo variety ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Recorded two assisted tackles with 0.5 TFL vs. Oregon State ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Tied a career high with four stops off the bench at New Mexico State ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Made two solo tackles with a TFL off the bench vs. Nevada ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Had one assisted tackle and 0.5 TFL at Air Force ... vs. No. 15/18 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Made three stops in a reserve role vs. Fresno State ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Came off the bench again vs. New Mexico, but did not record a stat ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Had three tackles at San José State, including his first career sack for five yards ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Made two stops off the pine at Hawai'i ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... Had one solo tackle in a reserve role vs. Boise State ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Came up with a solo stop off the bench at UNLV ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ... Had a 7-yard sack off the bench against Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
2012: Played in all 13 games in a reserve role ... Was one of seven Aztecs to record at least one tackle in every game and was the only player not to start a game to make at least one stop in every contest ... Finished with 21 tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss, and a pass break-up ... Logged his first snaps off the bench at Washington and had one tackle ... Added another tackle at home vs. Army ... Recorded a tackle vs. North Dakota ... Had two stops against San José State ... Added a tackle at Fresno State ... Recorded a career-high four tackles (all solo), including his first-ever TFL vs. Hawai'i ... Had another tackle vs. Colorado State ... Had another stop at Nevada ... Made a solo stop vs. UNLV ... Had three tackles and a 0.5 TFL at Boise State ... Made one tackle (solo) vs. Air Force ... Had two tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, and his first-ever PBU at Wyoming ... Recorded two tackles, including 0.5 TFL, against Brigham Young in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2011: Redshirted his first year at SDSU.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Earned a Scouts, Inc. grade of 76 ... A three-star recruit and the 129th overall defensive end prospect by ESPN.com ... Made 79 tackles, including 53 solo efforts, and recorded eight sacks in 2010 ... Helped Vista Murrieta to a Southwestern League title and a second-place Southern Section Inland Division finish ... First-team all-Southwestern League and all-Valley recipient ... All-Inland Empire team and all-CIF honoree ... Team captain in 2010 ... Made 83 tackles and five sacks as a junior, including 58 solo tackles ... Second-team all-Southwestern League that year ... Team was CIF runner-ups both years he played.
Personal: Born March 10, 1993, in Long Beach, Calif. ... Son of Genero and Priscilla Sanchez ... Received offers from Arizona and Colorado State and was recruited by Boise State ... Is majoring in kinesiology as a fitness specialist.