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2014 PRESEASON HONORS: Phil Steele First-Team All-Mountain West; Athlon Sports Second-Team All-Mountain West.
UTAH STATE: The leader among the offensive linemen... A super-strong tackle with a big-frame... Has an NFL-type body... Has good agility and feet after moving over from the defensive line during his redshirt year in 2011.
2013 (JR): Started all 14 games at left tackle... Had an overall performance grade of 83 percent for the season... Graded out at 88 percent in effort, including seven games over 90 percent... Also graded out at 87 percent in assignment, including six games over 90 percent, and 80 percent in technique, including seven games above 80 percent... Finished the season with 35.0 knockdowns, including a season-high eight against BYU (10/4).
2012 (RS-SO): Played in all 13 games, starting 12 at left tackle... Had an overall performance grade of 76 percent for the season... Carried out the right assignment 96 percent of the time, including two games where he graded out at a perfect 100 percent... Graded out above 80 percent five times in total performance, and above 90 percent in all 13 games in assignment... Posted 45.0 knockdowns, including a season-best 7.5 at No. 19 Louisiana Tech (11/17)... Only allowed two sacks during the season.
2011 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Saw action in six games at Idaho State in 2008, posting nine tackles with one sack and tackle for loss.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a two-year letterman in football at Lone Peak (Utah) High School, earning all-Region 4 honors in helping the Knights to the 2008 regional championship... Also lettered in basketball, track & field and wrestling... Was on the Lone Peak HS Honor Roll, as well as an Eagle Scout.
PERSONAL: Son of David and Barbara Whimpey... Has four brothers... Twin brother, Kyle, was an offensive lineman for Utah State from 2011-13... Served a two-year LDS Church Mission to Ventura, Calif., from 2008-10... Married the former Shaylee Capener, a Utah State cheerleader, in June, 2012... Graduated from USU in the spring of 2014 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and is pursuing his second bachelor's degree in animal, dairy and veterinary sciences.