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Photos from No. 24 San Diego State @ Wyoming on November 19, 2016.
Quest Truxton Career Stats
Speedster with playmaking abilities ... Good route runner, who catches almost anything thrown to him ... Battled injuries in fall camp, and is now listed as the backup with at the "Z" receiver spot, but will still start at punt returner ... Father, Lou, named him Quest after Jonny Quest, an animated character from the 1960s television show ... Finished his SDSU career ranked fourth in punt returns (53) and sixth in punt return yards (465).
SENIOR SEASON (2017)
Was named a preseason first-team all-Mountain West pick as a punt returner by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele Magazine ... Played in all 13 games for the Aztecs, making 12 catches for 120 yards (10.0 avg.) with a long of 16 yards ... Also returned 23 punts for 194 yards (8.4 avg.) with a long of 37 yards ... Ranked fourth in the MW and 25th nationally in punt return average (8.4) ... Came off the bench in the opener against UC Davis to make two catches for 23 yards (11.5 avg.) and a long of 12 yards ... Also returned two punts for nine yards (4.5 avg.) ... Had a 7-yard catch at Arizona State, but excelled in the punt return game with two returns for 32 yards (16.0 avg.), including a long of 27 yards ... Did not make a catch in playing time against No. 19/19 Stanford, but did return a punt for two yards ... Had a 14-yard catch and returned two punts for eight yards (4.0 avg.) with a long of six at Air Force ... Came up with two catches for 28 yards with a long of 16 yards against Northern Illinois ... Also returned a punt for three yards ... Did not make a catch at UNLV, but returned five punts for 54 yards (10.8 avg.) ... Tied a career high with five punt returns, while the 54 return yards and 54 all-purpose yards were both season bests ... Helped the Aztecs to an average fielding positon of their own 47 on the punts he returned, which led to three scores on five returns (one touchdown and two field goals for 13 points) ... Had a long of 30 yards, which was a season long and the third longest of his career ... Caught two passes for 14 yards (7.0 avg.) off the bench against Boise State, while returning two punts for six yards (3.0 avg.) and a long of five ... Returned a punt 37 yards (longest of the season) against Fresno State, but did not have a catch ... Returned five punts for 40 yards (8.0 avg.) with a long of 18 yards at Hawai'i without making a catch ... Did not make a catch at San José State, returning one punt for zero yards ... Had a 9-yard catch against Nevada ... Caught two passes for 21 yards (10.5 avg.) with a long of 12 yards on Senior Day against New Mexico, while adding a 3-yard punt return ... Finished his career with a 4-yard catch off the bench against Army West Point in the Armed Forces Bowl.
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Was named an honorable mention all-Mountain West selection as a punt returner ... Also was named SDSU's special teams co-player of the year (with Rashaad Penny) ... Played in all 14 games as a receiver and on special teams ... Had 11 catches for 156 yards (14.2 avg.) with three touchdowns ... Also had two rushes for 44 yards (22.0 avg.), 30 punt returns for 271 yards (9.0 avg.) and four kick returns for 61 yards (15.3 avg.) ... Led the Mountain West and ranked 27th in the nation in punt return average (9.03) ... The 9.0 punt return average was the second best by an Aztec since 1996 (min. 20 punt returns), while his 271 yards rank as the third most since 1996 ... Logged his first career snaps in the opener vs. New Hampshire off the bench ... Made one catch for 14 yards, and logged time on special teams ... Returned three punts for 16 yards (5.3 avg.) with a long of 12 yards ... Earned the start at punt returner vs. California, where he returned three punts for 46 yards (15.3 avg.) with a long of 25 yards ... Also returned three pooch kicks for 52 yards (17.3 avg.) and added a special teams tackle ... Returned a punt for seven yards, while seeing time at wide receiver and on special teams at Northern Illinois ... Logged significant time at South Alabama, making a 9-yard catch and returning two punts for 33 yards (16.5 avg.) ... Included in the two punt returns was a then career-long 32-yarder ... Added a special teams tackle ... Played again vs. UNLV, making a career-high two catches for a then career-best 36 yards (18.0 avg.) with a long of 20 yards ... Also returned five punts for 44 yards (8.8 avg.) with a long of 29 yards ... Returned one punt for zero yards at Fresno State ... Returned two punts for 20 yards (10.0 avg.) against San José State ... Had a 10-yard touchdown catch and a 21-yard rush at Utah State ... The touchdown was the first of his career and gave SDSU a 17-7 lead ... The rushing attempt was the first of his career ... Had good all-around game against Hawai'i with a 9-yard touchdown catch, a career-long 23-yard run and four punt returns for 73 yards ... The touchdown was the second of his career and second straight game with a touchdown catch ... Set career highs in punt return yards (73), punt return average (18.3) and all-purpose yards (105) ... Made an 11-yard catch at Nevada ... Also returned one punt, but lost a yard on the play ... Caught two passes for a career-high 50 yards and a touchdown, while adding a 6-yard punt return ... The touchdown was the third of his career and came on a 23-yard Hail Mary with time expiring in the fourth quarter ... Set career highs in receptions (tied), receiving yards (50), and touchdowns (1, tied) ... Had a career-long 27-yard catch during the game ... Had an 8-yard catch and a 6-yard punt return against Colorado State ... Also had a career-high three tackles - one on each of the Rams' first three kickoffs ... Caught a 9-yard pass off the bench at Wyoming in the MW Championship game, and returned three punts for five yards (1.3 avg.) ... Earned his first career start against Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl, but did not record a catch ... Returned three punts for 14 yards (4.7 avg.) with a long of 16 yards.
AT GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE (2014-15)
Was a Region III All-California first-team offense honoree in 2015 after leading Golden West with 68 receptions ... Ranked second with 902 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 82 yards per game ... Golden West posted an 8-3 mark in 2015, ranked as high as third in the nation and first in California ... As a freshman in 2014, recorded 841 yards on 50 receptions (76.5 yards per game) with eight touchdowns en route to a Southern League first-team offense accolade.
Was the 2013 Newport-Mesa Dream Team All-Purpose Player of the Year, Sunset League Offensive Player of the Year and All-CIF Southern Section Southwest Division honoree as a senior at Newport Harbor High ... Set school single-season records for receptions (83), receiving yards (1,325) and touchdown catches (17) and posted 20 total touchdowns as a senior to help lead the Sailors to the Southwest Division title game.
Quest Joseph Truxton was born Sept. 21, 1996, in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Son of Lou and Eileen Truxton ... Is the youngest of four siblings ... Is majoring in social science.
Receptions: 2, six times
Receiving Yards: 50 at Wyoming (11/19/16)
Receiving Touchdowns: 1 at Wyoming (11/19/16), vs. Hawai'i (11/5/16), at Utah State (10/28/16)
Long Reception: 27 at Wyoming (11/19/16)
Carries: 1 vs. Hawai'i (11/5/16), at Utah State (10/28/16)
Rushing Yards: 23 vs. Hawai'i (11/5/16)
Long Rush: 23 vs. Hawai'i (11/5/16)
Punt Returns: 5 at Hawai'i (10/28/17), at UNLV (10/7/17), vs. UNLV (10/8/16)
Punt Return Yards: 73 vs. Hawai'i (11/5/16)
Long Punt Return: 41 vs. Hawai'i (11/5/16)
Kick Returns: 3 vs. California (9/10/16)
Kick Return Yards: 52 vs. California (9/10/16)
Long Kick Return: 20 vs. California (9/10/16)
All-Purpose Yards: 105 vs. Hawai'i (11/5/16)
Tackles: 3 vs. Colorado State (11/26/16)