No. 22/25 Football-AFA postgame notes
FB: No. 22 Aztecs hold off Air Force 28-24
Football opens with UCD on Saturday
FB: Macklin has two TDs at Fan Fest
McGrane: Kelly takes seat at head of class
USATSI Gallery - San Diego State @ Air Force
Parker Baldwin Career Stats
Hard-hitting safety who was recruited as an athlete ... Was one of only two true freshmen on the depth chart in 2015 on either side of the ball (also linebacker Ronley Lakalaka) ... Is listed as the starter heading into the 2017 campaign after starting the final nine games there in 2016 ... Also has excelled on special teams.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
Played all 14 games, starting the final nine after three-year starter Na'im McGee was ruled out for the year with an injury ... Had 66 tackles (37 solo), three tackles for loss, two interceptions, a forced fumble, fumble recovery and seven pass breakups ... Ranked third on the team in tackles (66), despite playing the first five games off the bench ... Was the only player on the team with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Made one assisted tackle vs. New Hampshire ... Had two solo tackles and a forced fumble against California ... Had a career game at Northern Illinois with Na'im McGee exiting with an injury late in the second quarter ... Had a then career-high eight tackles (seven solo) with his first career tackle for loss vs. the Huskies ... Did not record a stat in time at South Alabama ... Had three tackles (two solo), including 0.5 tackles for loss, and a pass breakup in extensive action vs. UNLV ... Earned his first career start at Fresno State and made four tackles ... Started again against San José State and had five tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss ... Had another good game in a start at Utah State, making three tackles, including a 1-yard tackle for loss, and a fumble recovery ... The recovery led to a John Baron field goal in the third quarter ... Came up with five tackles and a career-high two pass breakups in a start against Hawai'i ... Had a solid outing in a start at Nevada, finishing with career highs in tackles (9), interceptions (1, tied) and pass breakups (3) ... Led the team in tackles for the first time of his career vs. the Wolf Pack ... The interception against Nevada led to an Aztec touchdown ... Had a career-high 11 stops with an interception for a second straight game at Wyoming ... The 11 tackles were one off a game high ... The interception vs. UW was his second of the year and third of his career ... Had four solo stops and a pass breakup in a start vs. Colorado State ... Had two tackles (one solo) in a start at Wyoming in the MW Championship game ... Had nine tackles (seven solo) in a ninth consecutive start vs. Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.
FRESHMAN (TRUE) SEASON (2015)
Was named the team's Freshman of the Year at the season-ending banquet ... Played in all 14 games on the season, mainly on special teams ... Has 14 tackles (eight solo), a forced fumble and a 28-yard interception ... Ranked second on the team in special teams tackles (10) and tied for second in punt return tackles (3) ... Was the only true freshman to see action in the opener vs. San Diego, logging time mainly on special teams - kickoff, punt and punt return - but also seeing time late in the secondary ... Recorded one solo tackle from the Aztec spot ... Had an assisted tackle on special teams at Cal ...Came up with an assisted stop on special teams vs. South Alabama ... Had three tackles (all solo stops) at Penn State ... All three tackles came on special teams ... Saw time once again vs. Fresno State, but did not record a stat ... Had another good game on special teams at Hawai`i, making three tackles and forcing his first collegiate fumble (ball went out of bounds) ... Played again on special teams at San José State, but did not record a stat ... Played statless time vs. Utah State ... Also logged time with finding the stat sheet at Colorado State ... Did not record a stat in time against Wyoming ... Had arguably his best game of his short career at UNLV, making a career-high four tackles (three solo) and picking off his first career interception and returning it 28 yards ... The interception set up a 17-yard touchdown pass from Maxwell Smith to Chase Price ... Played the most snaps of his career with starter Na'im McGee being ejected early in the second half with a targeting penalty ... Logged playing time at the Aztec spot and on special teams against Nevada, but was unable to make the stat sheet ... Registered an assisted tackle on special teams against Air Force in the Mountain West Championship ... Also played statless time vs. Cincinnati in the Hawai`i Bowl.
Combined for 893 yards receiving and rushing at Siloam Springs High School in Siloam Springs, Ark., as a senior in 2014, while making 134 tackles on defense ... Finished with 35 catches for 758 yards (21.7 avg.) and 11 carries for 135 yards (12.3 avg.), combining for eight touchdowns ... Was named an all-state player in Arkansas as a senior ... Helped the Panthers to the playoffs all three seasons ... A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Also was a state champion in the 200-meter dash.
Parker Ellis Baldwin was born May 6, 1997, in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Stephanie and Bryan Truitt, and Rick Baldwin ... Also received offers from Eastern Illinois and UNLV in the recruiting process ... Is majoring in communication (liberal arts).
Tackles: 11 at Wyoming (11/19/16)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 at Utah State (10/28/16), at Northern Illinois (9/17/16)
Interceptions: 1 at Wyoming (11/19/16), at Nevada (11/12/16), at UNLV (11/21/15)
Pass Breakups: 3 at Nevada (11/12/16)
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. California (9/20/16), at Hawai`i (10/10/15)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 at Utah State (10/28/16)