Utah State 70, Weber State 6
Football Game Notes - 09/09/13
USU football head coach Matt Wells held a news conference Monday to recap the Air Force game and preview its Homecoming game against Weber State.
In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
Senior running back Joey DeMartino carried the ball 16 times for 100 yards.
HONORS: Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week (11/30/13)... College Sports Madness Mountain West Defensive Player fo the Week (11/30/13); College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention National Linebacker of the Week (11/30/13); Academic All-Mountain West (2013).
UTAH STATE: Has a natural feel for the game... Has good size and speed.
2013 (RS-FR): Played in all 14 games, including four starts... Tied for sixth on the team with 57 total tackles (22-solo, 35-assist)... Led the team with 5.5 sacks and ranked fifth overall with 8.5 tackles for loss... Also had three quarterback hurries, one pass breakup, and his first career interception against Colorado State (11/23)... Was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week, College Sports Madness' Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week, and a College Football Performance Awards honorable mention National Linebacker of the Week following his performance against Wyoming (11/30) as he recorded seven tackles to go along with a career-high 3.5 sacks and a career-best 4.0 tackles for loss... Also had seven tackles and 1.5 sacks against No. 24 Northern Illinois in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl... Recorded a season-high eight tackles against BYU (10/4)... Added seven stops and 2.0 tackles for loss against Weber State (9/14)... Had five or more tackles in six games during the season... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
2012 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named Utah Class 5A MVP as well as Region 1 MVP as a prep senior at Fremont High School in Plain City, Utah helping the Silverwolves to Utah 5A state runner-up finish... Had 1,309 rushing yards on 211 carries (6.2 ypc) with 19 touchdowns... Top outing was 256 yards in playoff game... Added 300 receiving yards on the season... Also had 61 tackles and two interceptions, returning one for a score... Amassed 3,653 yards with 45 touchdowns for career... Earned first-team all-state honors as a junior as well as all-area MVP and all-region MVP... Also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: One of five children of Jamie and Kayla Vigil... Older brother, Zach, is a linebacker for Aggies, while his cousin Jake Gallegos is a defensive lineman for USU... Majoring in business.