Third-Team Athlon Sports College Football Preseason All-WAC (2008)
Quickly: Named to Athlon Sports third-team preseason all-WAC list... Switching to safety after three years at linebacker... Provides veteran experience and leadership to defensive backfield... Has 25 career starts, tied with CB Marquise Charles for second-most on the defense behind LB Jake Hutton's 27 career starts. 2007 (Jr.): Made nine starts while playing in 11 games... Did not play at Fresno State due to injury... Ranked fifth on the team and third among linebackers with 69 tackles (31 solo, 38 assists) including three TFL's... Had 38-yard INT return for TD at Wyoming, marking second season in a row he returned an oskie for a TD at Wyoming... The INT for a score was the Aggie defense's only TD for the entire season... Posted season and career-best 11 stops in three different games, all in a four-game stretch, coming at Wyoming, against San Jose State and at Utah. 2006 (So.): Started 10 games, while playing in 11 on the year... Did not play at Nevada and then saw limited time against Boise State due to injury... Finished third on the team with 68 tackles... Recovered three fumbles on the season and returned one 64 yards for a score at Boise State... Other fumble recoveries came at San Jose State and against New Mexico State... Had an interception at San Jose State and broke up three passes on the year... His 4.5 tackles for loss tied for fourth on the team... Best tackle games were season opener at Wyoming and season finale against New Mexico State when he had nine... Also had eight stops at Arkansas and at Louisiana Tech... Made seven tackles at BYU and at San Jose State... Despite missing a game, his 602 plays on defense were second on the team to Caleb Taylor (606). 2005 (Fr.): Started six games, including the first two and last four games of the season... Finished the year with 44 tackles to rank eighth on the team... Made eight tackles in his first collegiate game at Utah... Matched that total in the season finale at New Mexico State... Had five tackles at Alabama... Recorded a sack against Fresno State, had an interception against Hawai'i and recovered a fumble against Louisiana Tech. High School: Was a four-year letterwinner and earned team MVP and first-team all-league honors as a quarterback as a senior... Played quarterback, wide receiver, outside linebacker and safety. Personal: Born Sept. 8, 1987 in Los Angeles, Calif... Son of Alecia Benson and Cary Hall... Majoring in exercise science.