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Kyahva Tezino Career Stats
Pronounced Key-AH-va Tah-ZEENO ... Explosive athlete who will be counted on for more snaps in 2017, now in his third season ... Is slated as the backup to Ronley Lakalaka at one of the two outside linebacker spots after spring drills.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Played in 11 of the team's 14 games, mainly on special teams ... Had five tackles (two solo), including 1.5 sacks (and tackles for loss) for seven yards ... Played in the first three games of the season, including his first three defensive snaps in the opener against New Hampshire ... Did not play in the team's next three games ... Had his first career tackle - a 5-yard sack - in three snaps vs. San Jose State ... Had a career-high four tackles, including 0.5 sacks (and 0.5 TFL) in a career-best 18 snaps at Utah State ... Played his final three defensive snaps of the season the following week vs. Hawai'i without recording a stat ... Also played statless time at Nevada, at Wyoming, vs. Colorado State, at Wyoming in the Mountain West Championship and against Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2015)
Redshirted his first year at SDSU, where he was named the team's defensive scout player of the year.
Starred on both sides of the ball in his three-year career at Salesian High School in Los Angeles, rushing for 1,704 yards and 13 touchdowns on 178 attempts (9.6 avg.) on offense and making 343 tackles (293 solo) and nine interceptions ... Led the team in tackles all three seasons, making 112 (99 solo) in 2014, 122 (96 solo) in 2013 and 109 (98 solo) in 2012 ... Rushed for 1,063 yards and six touchdowns on 115 carries (9.2 avg.) as a senior and 513 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 51 carries (10.1 avg.) as a junior ... Led the Mustangs to a 23- 4 (.852) record from 2012-13 ... Was a four-star recruit by all four of the major recruiting services - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247sports ... Among linebackers, was rated as the 16th best by ESPN, 18th best by 247sports, 19th best by ESPN and 20th by Scout ... Received a grade of 93 by 247sports and an 81 by ESPN.
Kyahva Montrell Tezino was born June 21, 1997, in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son Charles and Kelly Tezino ... Picked the Aztecs over numerous offers, including Boise State, California, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Miami (Fla.), SMU, UCLA, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Wisconsin ... Is majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
Tackles: 4 at Utah State (10/28/16)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 vs. San Jose State (10/21/16)
Sacks: 1.0 vs. San Jose State