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An aggressive athlete who shows good speed for his size ... Earned honorable mention All-Mountain West honors as a true sophomore in 2012 and was voted the team's defensive lineman of the year by the coaching staff ... Played in 24 straight games with starts in 19 consecutive contests before an injury (torn labrum) forced him to come off the bench against Fresno State in 2013 ... The injury saw him miss the spring season ... Is listed as the backup to Jon Sanchez at left defensive end after spring drills.
2013: Was a preseason second-team all-MW pick by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele ... Was expected to have surgery on his torn labrum on Nov. 13, but decided to play through the pain and returned at Hawai'i on Nov. 16 ... Wasn't able to play against Boise State, however, and underwent surgery on Nov. 27 ... Had six starts on the season and played in eight of the 11 games overall, recording 16 tackles, with 2.0 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, a sack, a pass breakup and a blocked kick ... The two fumble recoveries were tied for the 34th most in the nation ... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Started the opener at nose tackle vs. Eastern Illinois, but did not record a stat ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Started again at Ohio State without making a stat ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Started vs. Oregon State and came up with two tackles (both solo), a TFL and a fumble recovery ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Tied a career high with five tackles in another start at New Mexico State ... Also had a PBU and blocked an extra point, which allowed David Lamar to return it for two points ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Started once again vs. Nevada and had three tackles and a fumble recovery ... The recovery came when Damontae Kazee sacked Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo in the third quarter, leading to a Tim Vizzi rushing touchdown ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Made three assisted stops in another start at Air Force ... vs. No. 15/18 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Saw his streak of 19 straight starts come to an end vs. Fresno State because of a shoulder injury, but did log a solo stop off the bench ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Missed the New Mexico game with the same shoulder injury that made him miss the start vs. Fresno State, ending his consecutive games played streak at 24 ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Did not travel to San José State because of the lingering shoulder surgery, which was expected to cause him to undergo surgery on Nov. 13 ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Instead he decided to play through the pain and played at Hawai'i, making two tackles off the bench, including a 1-yard sack ... It was his first sack of the season and second of his career ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... Was not able to play against Boise State because of his shoulder injury and elected to undergo surgery ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Was not on the travel squad at UNLV, having undergone surgery earlier in the week ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ... Traveled with the team to Boise, Idaho, for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, but did not play due to the injury.
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 ... The Aztecs ranked 39th nationally in total defense and 42nd in the country in scoring defense ... 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 José 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 against the Cougars.
2011: Played in 12 games but did not start a contest ... Played behind second-team all-Mountain West Conference performer Jerome Long ... 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 ... Played, but did not record a stat against UNLV ... 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 Rivals.com ... A three-star recruit by ESPN.com 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 Sam and Rachel 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 ... Is majoring in social science.