FB: Black edges Red in annual Spring Game, 14-7
SDSU Football-Idaho postgame notes
Red edges Black, 30-24, in Football Spring Game
SDSU Football announces 2012 team awards
Speedy defensive back, who has played more each of the past two seasons ... Is listed as the backup to all-conference selection Malik Smith at one of the two Warrior (safety) positions ... Also plays on special teams, including as a kick returner, where he is one of the two there heading into the fall.
2014: Played in six games off the bench on the year, making two tackles ... Also returned two kicks for 47 yards (23.5 avg.), including a long of 33 yards ... Did not play in the opener against Northern Arizona, or subsequent games at No. 21/23 North Carolina, at Oregon State, vs. UNLV, vs. Fresno State, at New Mexico and against Hawai‘i ... Made his first appearance of the season at Nevada on special teams, including as one of the team’s two kick returners, but did not record a stat ... Played again vs. Idaho, making his first career tackle, an assisted stop ... Saw time the following week at Boise State without finding the stat sheet ... Played again vs. Air Force on special teams, where he returned his first career kick for 14 yards ... Had an assisted stop vs. San José State ... Saw time on special teams vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl, returning a kick for a career-long 33 yards.
2013: Moved up the depth chart throughout the season and ended up playing in four of the final five games off the bench ... Logged his first playing time at San José State ... Also saw time at Hawai'i, vs. Boise State and at UNLV.
2012: Redshirted his first year at SDSU, where he was named an offensive co-scout player of the year.
High school: Played both sides of the ball at Buena High in Ventura, Calif. ... Tallied 36 tackles along with six interceptions and a forced fumble as a senior ... Rushed for 10 touchdowns and scored at least one touchdown in eight of the team's 10 games on the year ... Three-star recruit by Scout.com, who earned a Scouts, Inc. grade of 72 ... Ranked No. 78 in ESPNU's top recruits from California list.
Personal: Born Jan. 8, 1994, in Ventura, Calif. ... Son of Reece and Karie Mathis ... Has a brother and two sisters ... Aunt, Amelia, played soccer at UCLA ... Also considered Oregon, Hawai'i, Utah and Washington State ... Is majoring in criminal justice.