SDSU Football-Northern Arizona postgame notes
SDSU cruises past Northern Arizona, 38-7, in opener
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San Diego State travels to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes
A versatile player who switched sides of the ball in each of his first three seasons at San Diego State ... Started as a tight end in 2011 where he worked behind 2013 NFL second-round draft pick Gavin Escobar ... Switched to the defensive side of the ball prior to the 2012 campaign and saw action on the defensive line in eight games ... Moved back over to tight end for his sophomore campaign, where he has been ever since and is the projected starter after spring drills.
2013: Played in all 13 games off the bench with five catches for 32 yards (6.4 avg.) ... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Played his first collegiate game at tight end in the opener vs. Eastern Illinois without a stat ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Came off the bench again at Ohio State and made his first two career catches for 21 yards (10.5 avg.) ... The 21 yards ranked third on the team, while the two receptions were tied for third ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Played against Oregon State, but did not record a stat ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Had an 8-yard reception off the bench at New Mexico State ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Played in the Nevada game without making the stat sheet ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Tied a career high with two grabs for six yards at Air Force in a reserve role ... vs. No. 15/18 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Played vs. Fresno State without making it on the stat sheet ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Logged snaps vs. New Mexico, but didn't record a stat ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Played again off the pine at San José State without recording a stat ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Did not record a stat at Hawai'i, but did get playing time ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... Played in another game vs. Boise State, but did not find the stat sheet ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Played in the regular season finale at UNLV without making a stat ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ... Came off the bench vs. Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, but did record a stat.
2012: Switched from offense to defense prior to the 2012 campaign ... Played on the defensive line in a reserve role in eight contests during the conference title run ... Saw action in five home games and five Mountain West contests during the campaign ... The Aztecs were 7-1 in games that he appeared in, winning the final seven contests of the season ... Logged his first ever playing time in the opener at Washington, but did not record a stat ... Played in the contest against Army but did not record a stat ... Also logged time vs. North Dakota ... Played vs. Hawai'i without making the stat sheet ... Had his first career tackle vs. Colorado State ... Did not play at Nevada ... Had his first solo stop vs. UNLV ... Had a solo tackle at Boise State ... Played vs. Air Force, but did not record a stat ... Played at Wyoming without recording a stat ... Did not play in the finale vs. Brigham Young in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2011: Redshirted his first season at SDSU ... Practiced with the tight ends.
High School: Was a two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Named to the CIF San Diego Section team his senior season ... Had 26 receptions for 366 yards and a touchdown as a senior ... Recorded 40 receptions for 516 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... Earned all-East County offensive first-team honors in both his junior and senior seasons ... A two-time all-league selection ... Garnered 2010 all-San Diego section offensive first-team honors from the Union-Tribune ... Served as a two-time captain for the Vaqueros ... His team won three consecutive Grossmont North League championships ... Also played basketball, earning the most improved player award as a sophomore and the coaches award as a junior.
Personal: Born April 21, 1993, in Lakeside, Calif. ... Son of John and Kimberly Craighead ... Attended the same high school as former Aztecs Ryan Lindley and Tommie Draheim ... Chose SDSU over Arizona, Boise State, California and Minnesota ... Is majoring in criminal justice.