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).
Of its 52 academic all-WAC selections, Utah State had 18 student-athletes from football honored, along with 11 student-athletes from soccer, eight from both women's cross country and volleyball, and seven from men's cross country.
For the week of Dec. 17, 2012.
HONORS: Academic All-WAC (2012).
2012 (SO): Started 12 games and played in all 13... Finished the year fifth on the team with 73 tackles (30-solo, 43-assists) to rank 24th in the WAC (5.6 tpg)... Also ranked 19th in the WAC with six pass breakups (0.54 pg)... Intercepted his first career pass against Toledo (12/15) in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and returned it 10 yards... Had a quarterback hurry against Southern Utah (8/30)... Recorded a career-high 13 tackles at Wisconsin (9/15) and had five or more tackles in eight games during the year... Had nine stops at BYU (10/5) and eight versus UNLV (9/29)... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2011 (RS-FR): Missed the entire season due to injury.
2010 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team all-state by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, helping Punahou (Hawaii) High School to a 12-1 record as a senior after helping the Buff `n Blue to the state championship as a junior, the first state title in school history... Selected to the Hawaii Goodwill Senior Bowl... Highlights from his senior season include eight tackles and an interception return for a touchdown... Had three punt blocks in one game versus Damien HS, including one out of the end zone for a safety... Snared two interceptions as a junior... Also a letterman on the Punahou baseball and track & field teams, helping teams to state championships in both... Holds the Hawaii state record in the 4x100m relay.
PERSONAL: Born April 21, 1992... Son of Howard and Wendy Suite... Majoring in business administration.
CAREER HIGHS: Tackles: 13, at Wisconsin (9/15/12); PBU: 1, six tiimes; INT: 1, vs. Toledo (12/15/12).