18 Brian Benza
Brian Benza


Carpenteria, Calif.

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Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205



Quickly: Enters fall drills listed third at quarterback. 1999 (Jr.): Played one game completing one of three pass attempts for seven yards against Georgia... Suffered an injury in practice and did not return for any game action. 1998 (So.): Missed the entire year after undergoing shoulder surgery before the season... Entered the year as the only quarterback on the USU roster to see action for the Aggies prior to the 1998 campaign. 1997 (Fr.): Played in five of USU?s first eight games, but did not see action in the last three contests... Came off the bench in every game... Played almost the entire fourth quarter against Brigham Young and led USU to the one-yard line on his first drive (the Aggies settled for a field goal)... Completed six of his first eight collegiate passing attempts... On the year he was nine-of-18 passing for 166 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. 1996 (RS): Redshirted his true freshman year at Utah State. High School: Named Tri-Valley League and Santa Barbara County Most Valuable Player in 1995... Was also named CIF Division Nine Player-of-the-Year as a senior... Completed 77-of-128 passes (60.2 percent) for 1,130 yards, 15 touchdowns and only three interceptions as a prep senior... Rushed for 804 yards and seven touchdowns... Intercepted four passes as a starting defensive back... A four-year starter at quarterback... As a junior he passed for 897 yards and 12 touchdowns and threw just six interceptions and rushed for 330 yards... Was all-league in basketball and volleyball as well. Personal: Born. Oct. 23, 1977 in Santa Barbara, Calif... Major is business information management... Hobbies include most sports and snow boarding.

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