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Big linebacker who exploded onto the scene in his first season on campus in 2012 ... Played in all 13 games in 2012 and started the final six contests for the Mountain West champions ... Battled injuries in 2013, but appears to be healthy after a solid spring campaign ... Has a tremendous upside as he remains in the developmental stage after he started playing football late in his high school career ... Focused on baseball during his prep career and did not join the football squad until his junior campaign, not seeing action until his senior year ... Is slated as a starter at outside linebacker after the spring season.
2013: Was a preseason second-team MW selection by Athlon Sports and a third-team pick by Phil Steele ... Started one game and played in 12 total, registering 32 tackles, 4.0 TFL, a sack and a forced fumble ... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Started the opener vs. Eastern Illinois and made three tackles (two solos) before a knee injury sidelined him early in the first half ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Missed the Ohio State game with a knee injury ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Came back to play at Oregon State, but left early after injuring his knee again ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Logged playing time off the bench at New Mexico State, making two stops (0.5 TFL) ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Had his best game of the season vs. Nevada, finishing with a career-high 10 tackles off the bench ... Also added a career-best 2.5 TFL, a sack (tied career high) and a forced fumble (tied career high) ... The sack and fumble in the third quarter was picked up by teammate Josh Gavert and returned 48 yards, which set up an Adam Muema rushing score ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Made three tackles off the bench in the win at Air Force ... vs. No. 18/15 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Came up with an assisted tackle off the bench against Fresno State ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Made four tackles off the pine vs. New Mexico ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Had four stops (two solo) in a reserve role at San José State ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Came up with four tackles (all solo), including a 2-yard tackle for loss at Hawai'i ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... Had an assisted tackle off the pine vs. Boise State ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Played in the UNLV game, but did not record a stat ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ... Logged time against Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl without finding the stat sheet.
2012: Named an all-Mountain West honorable-mention selection ... Played his way into having a major impact in his first year on campus ... Saw action in all 13 games and started the final six contests at linebacker ... Ranked among the team leaders in every defensive statistical category, including first in fumble recoveries (3), second in assisted tackles (61), sacks (6.5), forced fumbles (1), third in tackles for loss (9.5), interceptions (2), fourth in total tackles (61) and fifth in unassisted tackles (38) and passes broken up (3) ... Among conference players, he ranked third in fumbles recovered (3), fifth in sacks (6.5), 15th in tackles for loss (9.5), and 43rd in tackles per game (4.7) ... One of only two players on the team to record a forced fumble, fumble recovery and an interception in 2012 (Josh Gavert) ... Recorded a sack in six games, including three of the final four contests and four of the last six games of the season ... Was one of only six players to start a game without ever having appeared in a San Diego State game prior to the season (Brice Butler, Zach Dilley, Ryan Katz, Ezell Ruffin and Jordan Smith) The Aztecs ranked 39th nationally in total defense and 42nd in the country in scoring defense ... Made a statement in his first Division I game at Washington, recording five tackles, including an 11-yard sack ... Had tackles on consecutive plays of the second quarter against the Huskies (first play resulted in a 1-yard rush, the second play resulted in an 11-yard sack) ... Had another solid outing against Army with five tackles (four solo), 1.0 TFL and his first career fumble recovery... Two of his stops were for no yards or lost yards ... In the five plays in which he made a tackle he did not yield a first down ... Made four stops vs. North Dakota along with a game-high 2.0 TFL and 0.5 sacks ... His four tackles resulted in a loss of 12 yards ... Had two tackles vs. the Spartans ... Made three stops at Fresno State ... Had one tackle on a kickoff return ... The other two stops came in the third quarter ... Came up with three tackles (all solo), a 14-yard sack, a fumble recovery and his first career pass breakup vs. Hawai'i ... Also recorded another stop on a kickoff return ... Had a career-high eight tackles and the first two interceptions of his career vs. Colorado State ... He became the first Aztec with two interceptions in a game since Larry Parker had two vs. Washington State on Sept. 17, 2011 ... For his efforts, was named a honorable-mention CFPA National Linebacker of the Week ... His eight tackles were the second-highest total on the squad ... Earned his first career start at Nevada and had five tackles, including 1.5 TFL and 1.0 sacks ... Had multiple tackles on two different drives ... Made three stops and had a PBU vs. UNLV ... Made tackles on three running plays that resulted in a total of four yards ... Had five tackles, including a 2-yard sack, in a start at Boise State ... The five stops were the fourth highest total on the squad and he recorded one of two sacks for the Aztecs ... The Broncos did not gain more than two yards on any of the plays that Largent was involved in ... Made a solo stop on a goal-to-goal situation that resulted in no gain ... Tied his career high with eight stops and a 6-yard sack vs. Air Force ... Seven of his eight stops were on running plays ... His eight tackles resulted in a total of 21 yards for the Falcons (2.6 yards per play) ... Only one of his eight stops occurred in a play that resulted in a first down ... Had six tackles, a sack, a TFL, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a PBU at Wyoming ... The six stops are the second highest SDSU total ... Four of his stops came on pass play ... Made four tackles, including three solo stops against the Cougars ... Largent's four tackles came on four different Cougar drives that yielded a total of three points.
At El Camino College: Played one year at El Camino College ... Helped the Warriors to an 8-2 regular-season record and a berth in the playoffs in 2011 ... Earned first-team all-Northern Conference honors after finishing second on the team with 65 tackles, including 7.5 for a loss, 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries.
High school: Played his prep ball at Mira Costa High ... Had 44 tackles as a senior en route to being named the Bay League Defensive Player of the Year ... Also averaged 24.5 yards per reception with a team-high three touchdowns as a tight end ... Focused on baseball in high school and did not join the football squad until his junior campaign and did not see playing time until his senior year in high school.
Personal: Born Feb. 12, 1993, in Torrance, Calif ... Son of David and Kimberly Largent ... Majoring in business management with a concentration in management.