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#7 Solomon Means
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 182
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Stockton, Calif.
High School: Lincoln
Experience: 2 Letters


  • Will compete for playing time in the defensive backfield. 

  • Very disruptive in pass coverage in both high school and junior college.

Redshirt Junior (2014):

  • Played in ten games for the Sun Devils.
  • Registered six tackles on the season.
  • Made his first career start in the opener against Weber State (8/28), logging two tackles.

Redshirt Sophomore (2013): 

  • Added depth to the defensive backfield. 

Butte College:

  • Totaled double-digit pass deflections as a junior college redshirt freshman, the same college that gave ASU recently departed senior receiver Rashad Ross.

  • Recorded 38 tackles, a team-high 12 passes defended including one interception.

  • Runs a 4.53 40-yard dash.

  • Chose ASU over reported offers from Houston and Idaho because "It was beautiful," Means said of his visit to ASU. "It was really different for me being a California boy. I didn't know want to expect with the Desert and the cactus trees but everything was really nice. I loved the college atmosphere and you can tell the whole college is into the team. Everywhere we went people recognized the players."

  • Committed to ASU on Feb. 6, 2013, National Letter of Intent Signing Day.

  • Coached by Jeff Jordan at Butte College.

High School:

  • Attended Lincoln High School in Stockton, Calif.

  • Totaled double-digit pass deflections as a high school senior.

  • Played wide receiver and defensive back in high school and caught 20 passes for 172 yards with one touchdown.

  • Finished second on the team in receptions behind eventual All-Pac-12 receiver Brandin Cooks.

  • Added 18 tackles, 12 passes defended, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

  • Initially signed with Weber State out of high school before attending Butte College.

  • Coached by Brian Gray at Lincoln High.
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