In all, scouts from the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, along with the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League where in attendance Thursday.
The session, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in the USU weight room, is not open to the public but is open to media.
Along with handing out individual awards, a highlight video recapping the year was shown, as was a video honoring USU's senior class, which tied the 1962 senior class for the most wins in school history with 26.
Football Game Notes - 1/10/13
Utah State Football Ends 2012 Season Ranking Seventh In The Nation In Scoring Defense and Among Top 15 Defenses In Five Separate Categories
USU's defense ranked seventh in the nation in scoring defense (15.4 ppg), tied for sixth nationally in sacks (3.23 pg), eighth in the nation in pass efficiency defense (104.4), 13th in the country in rushing defense (113.8 ypg), 14th in the nation in total defense (322.1 ypg), and 32nd in the nation in passing defense (208.3 ypg).
Aggies have first scrimmage of spring, followed by interviews with head coach Gary Andersen, senior CB Terrence Alston, sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton, senior QB Adam Kennedy and senior RB Kerwynn Williams
Utah State Football vs. Utah
Aggie Football Family Fun Day, sponsored by Macey's Foods
UTAH STATE: Had a very good spring... Has quick feet and a lot of confidence... Has a knack for making plays and being around the football... Switching jersey to No. 5 for his senior season after wearing No. 21 as a junior.
2011 (JR): Played in all 13 games, logging 12 tackles and one pass break-up... Top game was against Ohio in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl with two stops... Lone pass break-up came in Fresno State game.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Earned honorable mention All-America accolades as well as first-team all-Region III and first-team all-conference honors... Was also selected for the Junior College All-American bowl roster, but the game was postponed due to the Metrodome collapse... Helped Solano to a 9-2 record in 2010, winning the South Division Bay Valley Conference title, as the Falcons earned a berth in the Breath for Life Bowl in Monterey, falling to San Jose City College, and finished the year ranked No. 13 in Northern California and No. 25 in the state... Tallied five interceptions with 12 pass break-ups, along with 45 tackles (28 solo, 17 assists), including three tackles for loss... As a freshman in 2008, logged five pass break-ups with 16 tackles (11 solo, five assists), including one tackle for loss... Also had three rushes for a total of 21 yards along with one kick return for 29 yards... Was also a first-team all-conference selection his freshman season... Was an all-league, all-city, all-county and all-region selection at Vanden HS, as well as being voted the Vikings' defensive MVP after posting 73 tackles (39 solo, 34 assists) with two interceptions, one pass break-up and two forced fumbles in senior season... Son of Scott Alston and Angela Alston... Has two older brothers... Intends on majoring in sociology at Utah State... Chose USU because of the up-and-coming status of the program, the coaching staff, the facilities and the team's family atmosphere.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was an all-league, all-city, all-county and all-region selection at Vanden (Calif.) High School, as well as being voted the Vikings' defensive MVP after posting 73 tackles (39 solo, 34 assists) with two interceptions, one pass break-up and two forced fumbles in senior season.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 24, 1990... Son of Scott Alston and Angela Alston... Has two older brothers... Cousin, Stevie Johnson is wide receiver for Buffalo Bills... Majoring in sociology... Chose USU because of the up-and-coming status of the program, the coaching staff, the facilities and the team's family atmosphere.
Defense G/GS UT AT Total TFL PBU INT FF 2011 (Jr.) 13/0 6 6 12 0.0-0 1 0 0