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Sam Meredith


La Mesa, Calif.

High School:
Helix High

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 290

Defensive Lineman


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An aggressive athlete who shows good speed for his size ... It didn't take long for Meredith to make an impact on The Mesa ... After entering last season without ever having started a game, he was one of five defensive players to make a start in all 13 contests in 2012 ... Earned honorable mention All-Mountain West honors and was voted the team's defensive lineman of the year by the coaching staff ... Enters the season having played in 17 straight games, started 13 consecutive games and has a tackle in his last 13 contests.

2012: Named an all-Mountain West honorable-mention selection ... Named San Diego State's Defensive Lineman of the Year ... Started (at defensive tackle) and played in all 13 games in 2012 ... One of 10 players to start every game, one of only five on the defensive side of the ball and one of two defensive lineman (Jordan Thomas) ... One of seven players to record a tackle in every game ... Started his first career game in the opener at Washington ... Made two assisted tackles in the game ... Started again vs. Army and had one solo tackle ... Had three tackles and his first career sack vs. North Dakota ... Recorded three stops again vs. San Jose State ... Had three tackles for a third straight game at Fresno State and also registered a career-high 1.5 TFL ... Made two stops vs. Hawai'i ... Had a then career-high four tackles, including 1.0 TFL vs. Colorado State ... Made two stops with 1.0 TFL at Nevada ... Had one tackle vs. UNLV ... Made three tackles at Boise State ... Had a career-high five tackles and his first career fumble recovery vs. Air Force ... Made two tackles and picked up his first career PBU at Wyoming... Tied a career-high with five stops, all of the solo variety ... Ranked third on the team in tackles in the contest, first among the defensive linemen ... Also recorded a tackle for loss in the Poinsettia Bowl against Brigham Young.

2011: Logged four tackles (all solo) with one TFL ... One of four true freshmen to play in the opener vs. Cal Poly, coming in as a reserve in the second half ... Played, but did not log a stat for the second consecutive outing at Army ... First career tackle in the win over Washington State ... Only stop at Michigan was for a loss of 2 yards ... One solo effort in the loss to TCU ... Was a reserve at Air Force, vs. Wyoming and vs. New Mexico ... Did not play at Colorado State ... Made one tackle against Boise State ... Did not play at UNLV, but logged snaps against Fresno State the following game ... Saw playing time in the New Orleans Bowl, but did not record a stat.

High School: A three-star signee by ... A three-star recruit by who received a Scouts, Inc. grade of 77 and is listed as the No. 45 tight end recruit ... Earned all-CIF defensive line honors, recording six sacks through 10 games as a senior ... Named East County League Defensive Player of the Year and Prep Pigskin Report lineman of the year ... As a junior, was an East County first-team selection as both a tight end and defensive end ... Also saw action at Helix as an offensive lineman ... Lettered in basketball and track.

Personal: Born Jan. 31, 1993, in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Son of Rachel and Sam Meredith ... Cousin is Trask Iosefa, who was a four-year starting center at SDSU from 2007-10 ... Chose the Aztecs over Stanford, Brigham Young, Arizona and Utah.

Career highs: Tackles: 5 vs. Brigham Young (12/20/12), vs. Air Force (11/10/12); Tackles For Loss: 1.5 at Fresno State (9/29/12); Sacks: 1.0 vs. North Dakota (9/15/12); Passes Broken Up: 1 at Wyoming (11/24/12); Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Air Force (11/10/12).