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 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.
USU will practice from 6:15 to 8:15 a.m. in its first of 15 spring practices at the Stan Laub Indoor Football Complex.
USU Football vs. CSU 2013
USU Football vs. Hawai'i 2013
Utah State Football vs Boise State, Romney Stadium, 2013
Utah State Football Spring Scrimmage
Utah State Football vs. New Mexico State
UTAH STATE: Has the agility to play tackle and the physicality to play inside... Is very athletic... Has quick feet and moves well... One of the group's best interior athletes and has great knowledge at every position on the offensive line... Has a unique ability to recover when out of position.
HONORS: First-Team All-WAC (2012); Academic All-WAC (2010, 2011, 2012).
2013 PRESEASON HONORS: Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List; College Sports Madness First-Team All-Mountain West; Athlon Sports Second-Team All-Mountain West; Phil Steele Second-Team All-Mountain West.
2012 (JR): Started all 13 games... Earned first-team all-WAC honors... Tied for the team lead along with senior Tyler Larsen with an 86 percent overall performance grade, including 77 percent in technique and 82 percent in effort... Carried out the right assignment 98 percent of the time, including three games where he graded out at a perfect 100 percent... Graded out above 85 percent 10 times in total performance and above 80 percent 10 times in effort and six times in technique... Posted 44.0 knockdowns and only allowed 1.5 sacks during the season... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2011 (SO): Started all 13 games, starting at right guard in the Auburn (9/3) game before shifting to right tackle for the other 12 games... Graded out at 83 percent in overall performance, including 11 games over 80 percent... Executed his blocks with perfect technique 72 percent of the time, including at least 70 percent in 10 games... Carried out the right assignment 97 percent of the time, including two games where he did not miss an assignment... Also graded out at 80 percent in effort... Posted 71.0 knockdowns, which included a season-best 12.5 at defending national champion Auburn... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2010 (FR): Saw action in 11 games, starting the final six games of the season at right tackle... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2009 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was an all-state selection at Connell (Wash.) High School playing offensive line and defensive end as a two-year starter... Named the Central Washington Athletic Conference Defensive MVP... Helped Eagles to a third-place state finish his junior and senior seasons after winning the state championship as a freshman... Also a two-year letterwinner in basketball and a three-year letterwinner in track & field... Earned Connell HS field events MVP award after placing fourth in state in discus as well as being a state qualifier in shot put and javelin... Helped Eagles to state basketball tournament during both his junior and senior seasons.
PERSONAL: in Alamagordo, N.M... Son of Wade and Nancy Schultz... Has four sisters and two brothers... Served two-year LDS Church Mission in Birmingham, Ala., from 2007-08... Majoring in exercise science... Hobbies include camping.