USU ranks among the top 20 teams in the nation in four offfensive categories.
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.
Along with handing out individual awards, a highlight video recapping the year was shown, as was a video honoring USU's senior class, which tied the 1962 senior class for the most wins in school history with 26.
Football Game Notes - 1/10/13
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 - Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Utah State vs. Toledo
HONORS: All-Mountain West Honorable Mention (2013); College Sports Madness Third-Team All-Mountain West (2013); Phil Steele Third Team All-Mountain West; SI.com All-Bowl Team (2013); CBS Sports.com All-Bowl Team (2013); College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention National Defensive Back of the Week (12/7/13); Academic All-WAC/Mountain West (2012, 2013).
2014 PRESEASON HONORS: Jim Thorpe Award; Phil Steele First-Team All-Mountain West; Athlon Sports Second-Team All-Mountain West.
UTAH STATE: A prototypical defensive back that has great length and range... Is very physical and plays with great intelligence.
2013 (JR): Started all 14 games... Earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors, along with being named a third-team all-MW selection by both Phil Steele and College Sports Madness as he ranked fourth on the team with 77 total tackles (37-solo, 40-assist)... Finished the season ranking first on the team, fifth in the Mountain West and 41st in the nation with five total interceptions (0.36 ipg)... Also ranked tied for first on the team in fumbles recovered with two and tied for fourth on the team with six pass breakups... Had six or more tackles in eight games during the season... Was named to both the SI.com and CBS Sports.com All-Bowl Team following USU's 21-14 win against No. 24 Northern Illinois in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl as he tied his season-high with 11 tackles, to go along with a fumble recovery and an interception... Earned honorable mention National Defensive Back of the Week honors from College Football Performance Awards following the inaugural Mountain West Championship game as he had nine tackles and a career-high two interceptions at No. 24 Fresno State... Also had interceptions against Boise State (10/12), Hawai'i (11/2) and Northern Illinois (12/26)... Had a season-high tying 11 tackles against BSU... Forced a fumble against Weber State (9/14) and recovered fumbles against BYU (10/4) and NIU... Also had a career-high two pass breakups against Weber State... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
2012 (SO): Started 12 games and played in all 13... Finished the year fifth on the team with 73 tackles (30-solo, 43-assist) to rank 24th in the WAC (5.6 tpg)... Also ranked 19th in the WAC with six pass breakups (0.54 pg)... Intercepted his first career pass against Toledo (12/15) in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and returned it 10 yards... Had a quarterback hurry against Southern Utah (8/30)... Recorded a career-high 13 tackles at Wisconsin (9/15) and had five or more tackles in eight games during the year... Had nine stops at BYU (10/5) and eight versus UNLV (9/29)... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2011 (RS-FR): Missed the entire season due to injury.
2010 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team all-state by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, helping Punahou (Hawaii) High School to a 12-1 record as a senior after helping the Buff `n Blue to the state championship as a junior, the first state title in school history... Selected to the Hawaii Goodwill Senior Bowl... Highlights from his senior season include eight tackles and an interception return for a touchdown... Had three punt blocks in one game versus Damien HS, including one out of the end zone for a safety... Snared two interceptions as a junior... Also a letterman on the Punahou baseball and track & field teams, helping teams to state championships in both... Holds the Hawaii state record in the 4x100m relay.
PERSONAL: Son of Howard and Wendy Suite... Graduated from USU in the spring of 2014 with a degree in business administration and is pursuing his master's degree in health and human movement.