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.
Senior center is one of just four centers at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level to be honored.
Senior running back Joey DeMartino carried the ball 16 times for 100 yards.
Of the 95 players that were donning helmets, practice jerseys and shorts Tuesday, 25 will be seniors, 25 will be juniors, 20 will sophomores and 25 are freshmen.
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UTAH STATE: Is the leader of an offensive line that has combined for 110 career starts to rank as the fourth-most experienced offensive line in the nation... Has started 38 consecutive games to rank first in the Mountain West and tied for fifth in the nation... Has a great grasp of the offensive and is very knowledgeable about football.
HONORS: First-Team All-WAC (2011, 2012); Academic All-WAC (2011); First-Team College Sports Madness All-WAC (2011); First-Team Phil Steele's College Football Preview Postseason All-WAC (2011); First-Team All-BCS Busters Team (2011).
2013 PRESEASON HONORS: Phil Steele Fourth-Team All-American; Lombardi Award Watch List; Outland Trophy Watch List; Rimington Trophy Watch List; Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List; Athlon Sports First-Team All-Mountain West; Phil Steele First-Team All-Mountain West; College Sports Madness First-Team All-Mountain West.
2012 (JR): Started all 13 games... Earned first-team all-WAC honors for the second-straight year becoming the first two-time first-team all-conference selection at Utah State since Kevin Robinson (2004, 2007) and the first offensive lineman to accomplish the feat since Mauricio Jourdan (1996-97)... Tied for the team lead along with senior Eric Schultz with an 86 percent overall performance grade, including 78 percent in technique and 83 percent in effort... Carried out the right assignment 97 percent of the time, including four games where he graded out at a perfect 100 percent... Graded out above 90 percent two times in total performance and above 80 percent 12 times in effort and seven times in technique... Posted 65.5 knockdowns.
2011 (SO): Started all 13 games... Earned first-team all-WAC honors... Led the team with an 89 percent overall performance grade, including 80 percent in technique and 88 percent in effort... Carried out the right assignment 98 percent of the time, including five games where he graded out at a perfect 100 percent... Graded out above 90 percent six times in total performance, five times in effort and two times in technique, as well as all 13 games in assignment... Posted 65.5 knockdowns including a season-high 8.0 at defending national champion Auburn (9/3)... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2010 (FR): Started all 12 games at center... Made all the blocking calls for the USU offense.
2009 (RS): Played in first two games before suffering knee injury in second game and was awarded a medical redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Jordan (Utah) High School, playing both offensive and defensive line... Earned first-team all-state and second-team all-region honors... Tallied 27 tackles, including six sacks as well as six fumble recoveries with four going for touchdowns as a senior... Helped the Beetdiggers to the state playoffs all four seasons, finishing career with 96 tackles, 16 sacks, 12 fumble recoveries, including four touchdowns... Also lettered in basketball as a junior, helping Jordan HS to playoffs.
PERSONAL: Son of LeRoy and Barbara Larsen... Has three brothers and two sisters... Brother, Cody, played defensive tackle at Southern Utah and is a member of the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL... Married USU softball player Samantha Miller in May, 2013... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.