SDSU's Donnel Pumphrey named first-team all-MW
FB: Aztecs run past San Jose State, 38-7
SDSU Football-San Jose State postgame notes
FB: SDSU grounds Air Force, 30-14
SDSU Football-Air Force postgame notes
A fifth-year player in the program, Gavert enters the 2014 season having played in all 39 games over the past three seasons, including starts in 10 contests ... Enters the 2014 campaign as the projected starter at middle linebacker after starting there nine straight weeks to close 2013 after Jake Fely broke his right foot the previous week at New Mexico State ... A smart player with good instincts ... Has led SDSU in tackles in four games over his career.
2013: Had 68 tackles in 13 games with nine starts ... Also had 6.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, three pass breakups, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for 42 yards ... Was third on the team in tackles for loss (6.0) and fourth in overall tackles (68) ... Was one of four Aztecs (Cody Galea, Dylan Denso and Eric Pinkins) with at least one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Set career highs in tackles (68), TFL (6.0), sacks (3.0) and PBUs (2) ... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Had one assisted tackle as a reserve in the opener vs. Eastern Illinois ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Recorded two assisted stops at Ohio State in a reserve role ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Had a solid game off the bench against Oregon State, registering a tackle, forced fumble and a tackle for a 12-yard loss ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Had a huge game at New Mexico State in a reserve role, making seven tackles (tied for the team lead), a career-high 1.5 tackles for a loss and a sack ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Made his second career start vs. Nevada, logging nine tackles (seven solo), a TFL and a 42-yard fumble return ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Started again at Air Force and had his first double-digit tackle game with 10 stops ... vs. No. 15/18 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Made five tackles in another start vs. Fresno State to go along with a sack, a TFL and a PBU ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Had a good all-around game in another start vs. New Mexico, recording five tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a PBU ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Came up with four assisted tackles in a start at San José State ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Had a career-high 11 tackles (eight solo) and his first interception of the season (and second of his career) at Hawai'i ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... Had one tackle in a start vs. Boise State ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Had a good game in the regular season finale at UNLV, making five tackles (four solos) and a 6-yard sack (and TFL) ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ... Tied a team high with seven tackles and a pass breakup vs. Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
2012: Played in all 13 games with his first career start ... Had 24 tackles, including 4.0 TFL, two sacks, a forced fumble, fumble recovery and interception ... One of only two players on the team to record a forced fumble, fumble recovery and interception in 2012 (Derek Largent) ... Had two stops off the bench in the season opener at Washington ... Had a career-high four tackles against Army and his first career interception ... Recorded a tackle for loss against North Dakota ... Saw action vs. San José State, but did not record a stat ... Earned his first career start at Fresno State and had a career-high seven tackles, including 0.5 TFL ... Made two tackles and recovered his first career fumble off the bench vs. Hawai'i ... Gavert recovered the ball at the Warrior 39-yard line and the Aztecs went on to convert a field goal ... Recorded three solo stops vs. Colorado State ... Did not record a stat at Nevada ... Played vs. UNLV without making a stat ... Logged time at Boise State without recording a stat ... Made two stops vs. Air Force, while adding a sack and the first forced fumble of his career ... The forced fumble came in Falcons territory and was converted into an SDSU touchdown ... Had two tackles and 0.5 TFL at Wyoming ... Recorded his second sack of the season, which resulted in a 12-yard loss and took Brigham Young out of field goal range on a fourth-quarter drive in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2011: Was a reserve in all 13 games ... Contributed eight tackles with two of those being sacks ... Played in his first game of his career in the opener against Cal Poly ... Also saw time at Army ... Made his first career stop vs. Washington State ... Played at Michigan, but did not record a stat ... Made a career-best two tackles in back-to-back Mountain West games against TCU and at Air Force ... Logged snaps in each of the next four contests vs. Wyoming, New Mexico, at Colorado State and against Boise State ... Had his first career sack and tackle for loss at UNLV ... Followed that up with a 10-yard sack vs. Fresno State ... Assisted on a tackle in the bowl game in New Orleans.
2010: Utilized his redshirt campaign.
High School: Four-year varsity letterman and three-year starter at Mayfair High School ... As a senior, totaled 138 tackles (13.8 tackles per game, 85 solo, 53 assists) to lead the Suburban League ... Had a school-record 25 tackles in a single contest ... First-team all-conference his final year ... During his junior campaign, totaled 58 tackles and 2.5 sacks ... A three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Also competed in the 100 and 200 meters for the track team ... Was a scholar-athlete at Mayfair.
Personal: Born Aug. 22, 1992, in Fountain Valley, Calif. ... Son of Pepe and Carlene Gavert ... Cousin, Ronald Kennedy Jr., played cornerback at Arizona State ... Picked SDSU over the likes of Colorado, Arizona State and Idaho State ... Graduated in May with a degree in criminal justice and is working on his master's degree.