In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
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.
Of its 52 academic all-WAC selections, Utah State had 18 student-athletes from football honored, along with 11 student-athletes from soccer, eight from both women's cross country and volleyball, and seven from men's cross country.
Football Game Notes - 10/1/12
Utah State 35, UNLV 13
USU Football vs. Hawai'i 2013
2015 PRESEASON HONORS: Athlon Sports Second-Team All-Mountain West; Phil Steele Third-Team All-Mountain West.
UTAH STATE: Is very explosive and aggressive in the middle of the field, and very knowledgeable about the game... Moves well for his size.
2014 (JR): Played in 14 games, making two starts... Finished the season with 35 total tackles (13-solo, 22-assist), including 2.0 sacks and 6.0 tackles for loss... Also recorded two pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks... Recorded a career-high six tackles at Wyoming (11/7) and had five stops against UTEP (12/20) in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl... His two sacks were against Tennessee (8/31) and Boise State (11/29)... Also had 1.0 tackle for loss against Arkansas State (9/20) and Hawai'i (11/1), and 0.5 tackles for loss against Wake Forest (9/13), Colorado State (10/18), New Mexico (11/15) and San José State (11/21)... His two fumble recoveries were against BYU (10/3) and UNLV (10/25)... Blocked extra points against both UNLV and Boise State, as his block against the Broncos was returned for a two-point conversion... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
2013 (SO): Played in 12 games and recorded nine tackles (3-solo, 6-assist) to go along with 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, two quarterback hurries and one forced fumble... Recorded a season-high two tackles against Weber State (9/14), San José State (/27), New Mexico (10/19) and Colorado State (11/23), and had one stop against Boise State (10/12)... Had 1.0 tackle for loss against both UNM and CSU, and 0.5 tackle for loss against BSU... Tied his career-high with 1.0 sack against both New Mexico and Colorado State... Forced his first career fumble against CSU and had quarterback hurries against Hawai'i (11/2) and CSU... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
2012 (RS-FR): Played in all 13 games and finished the season with 10 tackles (2-solo, 8-assist)... Recovered his first career fumble against Utah (9/7)... Had a career-high three tackles against UNLV (9/29) and posted two tackles against Idaho (11/24)... Also had tackles against Southern Utah (8/30), San José State (10/13), New Mexico State (10/20), UTSA (10/27) and Texas State (11/3)... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2011 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Arizona Section II first-team all-state and first-team all-region honors as an offensive lineman as a prep senior at Liberty High School in Sun City, Ariz., as he recorded 80-plus pancakes/knockdowns, while blocking for a Lions' offense that averaged 151.6 passing and 241.3 rushing yards, and scored 37.4 points per game... Earned second-team all-region accolades as a defensive lineman, registering 27 tackles, one sack and one pass break-up, in helping Liberty HS to a 9-2 record and a playoff appearance... Earned the offensive lineman MVP award at the University of Arizona's camp.
PERSONAL: Son of Angel and Sharon Hernandez... Has two brothers... Majoring in management information systems... Last name is pronounced See-felt.
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