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.
Football Game Notes - 10/8/12
Players and coaches met with the media as the Aggies held their annual media day.
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UTAH STATE: A tough player that does everything hard and fast... Will continue to develop with more experience.
2013 (SO): Played in all 14 games... Had his best game of the season against No. 24 Northern Illinois in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl as he played 47 snaps and graded out at 85 percent, including 85 percent in technique and 95 percent in effort... Also had two knockdowns against the Huskies... Graded out above 70 percent four times during the season and finished the year with five knockdowns.
2012 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played offensive tackle and defensive end at San Ramon Valley (Calif.) High School... Named to first-team all-league, first-team all-East Bay and first-team all-Metro teams... Helped the Wolves to the North Coast Section (NCS) championship as a senior in 2011 after reaching the NCS semifinals as a junior... Anchored offense that averaged 263.9 passing yards and 155.4 rushing yards, while scoring 31.8 points per game... Posted 12 tackles as a defensive end, including two sacks as a senior, after 15 tackles with one sack as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Jeffrey and Suzanne Simonich... Oldest of two children... Majoring in sociology... Last name is pronounced Sie-mon-ich