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Troy Cassidy Career Stats
Smart, athletic player who played in 11 games as a true freshman last year ... Is listed third on the depth chart at one of the two outside linebacker spots heading into the 2017 season.
FRESHMAN (TRUE) SEASON (2016)
Played in each of the final 11 games, mostly on special teams, making 10 tackles (four solo) with a 1-yard sack (and tackle for loss) ... Did not play the first three games of the season ... Saw time on special teams for the first time of his collegiate career, but did not record a stat ... Also logged statless time vs. UNLV ... Had his first two tackles of his career at Fresno State ... Made a career-high three stops (all solo) vs. San José State ... Also recorded his first sack (and tackle for loss), going for 1-yard ... Did not find the stat sheet at Utah State, but did play ... Tied a career high with three tackles (one solo) against Hawai'i ... Made on assisted tackle at Nevada ... Had an assisted stop at Wyoming ... Logged statless time off the bench against Colorado State, at Wyoming in the MW Championship game and vs. Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Three-year letterwinner at Carlsbad High School in nearby Carlsbad ... Recorded 178 tackles (119 solo) with 10 sacks over his Lancer career ... All-CIF San Diego Section first-team defense honoree his senior season after ranking second on the team with 69 tackles, 46 solo, four tackles for loss and two interceptions for 85 yards and 4.5 sacks, according to MaxPreps ... At tight end in 2015, recorded 226 yards on 13 receptions, scoring three touchdowns ... Helped lead Carlsbad to a 2015 Avocado West League championship, returning an interception 70 yards for a touchdown in the title game ... All-Avocado West League second team honoree his junior season, recording 82 tackles, 55 solo, nine tackles for loss and five sacks ... A three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and ESPN ... Earned a grade of 72 by ESPN ... Lettered in volleyball for the Lancers, earning All-Academic Team honors and scholar-athlete accolades and helping Carlsbad to a spot in the CIF San Diego Section Boys' Volleyball Championship match ... Also received offers from Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Navy, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah State, Washington and Washington State (according to Rivals).
Troy Aaron Cassidy was born June 1, 1988, in San Diego, Calif. ... Also received offers from Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Navy, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah State, Washington and Washington State (according to Rivals) ... Is undecided on a major.
Tackles: 3 vs. Hawai'i (11/5/16), San José State (10/21/16)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 vs. San José State (10/21/16)
Sacks: 1.0 vs. San José State (10/21/16)