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Nico Siragusa Career Stats
A big body with solid technique ... Had 42 career starts (one in 2013, 13 in 2014, 14 in 2015 and 14 in 2016), including 41 straight to end his career ... Was the only Aztec with at least one start on the offensive line each of the last four years (2013-16) ... Played in 54 consecutive games, tied for the longest streak on the team (Daniel Brunskill and Donnel Pumphrey) and tied for the most games in program history.
SENIOR SEASON (2016)
Was named a first-team All-American by USA Today and a third-team pick by Associated Press ... Also was a first-team all-Mountain West pick for a second straight year, the first San Diego State offensive lineman to be named a first-team all-MW selection twice in league history ... Was on the Outland Trophy Watch List, which goes out to the outstanding interior lineman ... Also earned the team's Dr. R. Hardy/C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy (team captain award) ... Was also a preseason second-team All-American by Phil Steele's 2016 College Football Preview and a third-team pick by Football Gameplan ... Was named a preseason all-MW pick by the MW media, Phil Steele, ESPN College Football 2016, Sporting News, Lindy's Sports, Athlon Sports and USA Today's Paul Myerberg ... Was also rated highly, coming in as the "Second-Best Draft-Eligible Offensive Guard" by Phil Steele, and at No. 3 for Campus Insiders' "Five-Best MW Pro Prospects," No. 4 for Lindy's "MW's Top-10 NFL Talent," and No. 7 for Lindy's "Offensive Guards on the 2017 NFL Draft Board" ... Was also chosen as the "MW's Best Run Blocker" by Lindy's Sports ... Made the start, his 28th straight, at left guard in the opener against New Hampshire ... Also started against California, at Northern Illinois, at South Alabama, against UNLV, at Fresno State, against San José State, at Utah State, vs. Hawai'i, at Nevada, at Wyoming, vs. Colorado State, at Wyoming in the MW Championship game and against Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Was named a first-team all-Mountain West selection by the league's coaches and media ... Also was on the second team by Phil Steele Magazine ... Was named to the preseason all-Mountain West fourth team by Phil Steele ... Started all 14 games at left guard ... Started for the 15th straight game in the opener vs. San Diego at left guard ... Also earned the start at California, against South Alabama, at Penn State, against Fresno State, at Hawai`i, at San José State, vs. Utah State, at Colorado State, against Wyoming, at UNLV, vs. Nevada, against Air Force in the MW Championship and vs. Cincinnati in the Hawai`i Bowl.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Started all 13 games for SDSU ... Made his second career start in the team's opener vs. Northern Arizona, but first at left guard ... Started again at left guard at No. 21/23 North Carolina, at Oregon State, vs. UNLV, at Fresno State, at New Mexico, vs. Hawai`i, at Nevada, against Idaho, at Boise State, against Air Force, vs. San José State and vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in all 13 games with one start at right guard ... Started the opener vs. Eastern Illinois at right guard ... Played against Ohio State on special teams, and again vs. Oregon State, at New Mexico State, vs. Nevada, at Air Force, against Fresno State, vs. New Mexico, at San José State, at Hawai'i, vs. Boise State, at UNLV and vs. Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2012)
Utilized his redshirt season.
All-CIF first team and first-team all-state from Mater Dei High, who only played two years of high school football ... Three-star offensive lineman by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ranked No. 93 among the 2012 ESPNU top California recruits ... Also lettered in baseball (freshman year) and basketball (freshman, sophomore, junior years).
Nicolas Angel Siragusa was born May 10, 1994, in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Ramon and Dianne Siragusa ... Recruited by Oregon State, Washington State, Arizona State, Colorado, Fresno State, New Mexico State, San José State, SMU and UNLV ... A social science major.