Football Game Notes - 09/09/13
USU also had two players honored during the league's preseason meetings as senior center Tyler Larsen and sophomore linebacker Kyler Fackrell were both named to the league's 25-player preseason first-team.
Football Game Notes - 1/10/13
Utah State Football Concludes First Day of Bowl Activities by Competing in Strikes for Spuds Bowling Event
Utah State and Toledo jointly raised a donation of 1,700-pounds of potatoes and 400-pounds of ground beef to be given to two Boise-based charities and two team-hometown charities.
Football Game Notes - 12/9/12
2013 (SR): Started the first five games of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury at San Jose State (9/27)... Graded out at 87 percent in overall performance, including all five games over 80 percent... Executed his blocks with perfect technique 78 percent of the time, including at least 80 percent in four games... Graded out at 89 percent in effort... Posted 11 knockdowns, including a season-best six against Utah (8/29) in the season opener.
2012 (RS-JR): Started all 13 games at right guard... Graded out at 77 percent in overall performance, including seven games over 80 percent... Executed his blocks with perfect technique 63 percent of the time, including at least 70 percent in four games... Carried out the right assignment 98 percent of the time, including three games where he did not miss an assignment... Also graded out at 73 percent in effort... Posted a team-best 67.5 knockdowns, including a season-best 15.5 against Southern Utah (8/30) in the season opener... Did not allow a sack during the year.
2011 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Saw action in two games at Idaho State in 2008 as an offensive lineman.
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 a two-year letterwinner 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, Kevin, is a teammate on the USU roster as an offensive lineman... Graduated from Utah State in the spring of 2014 with an interdisciplinary studies degree emphasizing in business management and physical education administration. Served a two-year LDS Church Mission in Riverside, Calif., from 2008-10... Married the former Rachel Butler in December, 2011 and the couple has one daughter, Shiloh.