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Zach Arnett

Albuquerque, N.M.

Graduate Assistant - Defense

Second Season

Alma Mater:
New Mexico, 2009

Zach Arnett

- Zach Arnett joined the team this past spring and begins his first year at San Diego State as the defensive graduate assistant. Arnett reunites with Aztec head coach Rocky Long, who he played under for four years at the University of New Mexico.

- Standout linebacker for the Lobos from 2005-08, lettering four times and serving as team captain his senior campaign.

- Started all 12 contests as a senior, recording 92 tackles, including 11 behind the line of scrimmage, and an MWC record-tying six forced fumbles. Helped UNM rank 36th nationally in rushing defense in 2008.

- Finished his Lobo career with 200 total stops, 19 tackles for loss and four sacks in 47 outings.

- New Mexico won 25 games during his four-year stint and made consecutive bowl game appearances in 2006 and 2007.

- Excelled in the classroom, where he was a first-team Academic All-American in 2008. Also was a four-time academic all-conference honoree and scholar-athlete.

- Originally signed to play for the UNM baseball team coming out of high school, but was given a football scholarship the summer before the start of his true freshman season.

- Attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, competing in both football and baseball. Was a two-time all-state pick at linebacker and three-time selection at catcher.

- Graduated from New Mexico in 2009, with his bachelor's degree in history with a minor in political science.


Year at San Diego State:
First Season

Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
La Cueva

Alma Mater:
New Mexico, 2009

Collegiate Playing Experience:
New Mexico (2005-08)

Coaching Experience:
San Diego State
Graduate Asst. - Defense