The ASU head football coach recaps the team's performance against Illinois and looks ahead to this week's tilt against Mizzou.
Quotes from Coach Graham and the Sun Devil football team.
ASU finishes 6-7, falls to Boise State in MAACO Bowl Las Vegas
Arizona State will play in first bowl game since 2007
Sun Devil seniors will play final game at Sun Devil Stadium
ASU: Physical defender that saw action at defensive back, linebacker, running back, fullback and on special teams during his prep career...is incredibly aggressive and versatile...boasts tremendous closing speed...named to the PrepStar All-Midlands Team following his senior season...listed as the No. 55 athlete recruit in the nation by Rivals.com...also regarded as the No. 7 overall prospect in the state of Colorado by Rivals.com...rated by Scout.com as the No. 97 safety prospect in the country...ranked as the No. 98 athlete prospect in the country by ESPN...listed as the No. 47 overall prospect in the Midlands region by SuperPrep...runs a 4.51 40-yard dash...participated in the National Underclassmen Combine in Colorado and the NIKE Training Combine in California.
2012: Started to assert himself at defensive back, playing in nine of the 13 games...recorded 10 tackles on the year (seven solo)...had four tackles in the season opener against NAU (8/30), third most on the team...made two tackles against Colorado (10/11) and three tackles against Navy in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (12/29).
2011: Spent season Redshirting.
High School: Played in a 3-3-5 defensive alignment and spent a great deal of time playing in the box...earned All-Colorado honors by the Denver Post as a senior...recorded a team-high 84 total tackles (60 solo) with four sacks, three pass deflections, two blocked punts, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...was very active on special teams, averaging 23.8 yards on eight punt returns and also saw action on kickoff returns...had five games with over 10 tackles...posted a season-best 16 tackles (14 solo) against Lakewood on Oct. 15, 2010...collected 13 tackles (nine solo) and a sack against Cherry Creek on Sept. 10, 2010...totaled 12 tackles (eight solo) and a sack against Thomas Jefferson on Oct. 22, 2010...registered 111 tackles and 18 quarterback hurries as a junior in 2009...totaled 54 tackles (30 solo) as a sophomore in 2008...also saw time at running back...tallied a season-high 13 tackles (seven solo) against George Washington on Sept. 27, 2008...made 10 total stops (seven solo) versus Highlands Ranch on Oct. 31, 2008...chose ASU over Arizona and also earned offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State and Wyoming...verbally committed to ASU on Jan. 31, 2011...coached by Ron McFarland at Denver East.
PERSONAL: Majoring in Biology and Society.