Arizona State will play in first bowl game since 2007
Cameron Marshall matches season touchdown record, among other notable gems of information.
Sun Devil seniors will play final game at Sun Devil Stadium
Kickoff is at 7:30 Saturday night
Sun Devils and Cougars kick off at 8:30 PM
ASU: Four-year member of the Sun Devil football team...four-year letterman...made 126 career tackles, including 7.5 for loss (19 yards), and two interceptions...also had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery...made one career sack (four yards)...saw action in 43 career games, making 12 starts...a versatile player that excelled in pass coverage and run pursuit...one of a school-record 10 true freshmen to see game action in 2008.
2011: Appeared in all 13 games, starting eight...finished the season with 51 tackles, including five for loss...added two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a pair of interceptions...recorded his first career interception in a win over then-No. 23 USC on Sept. 24, which he returned 41 yards for his first career touchdown, and added four tackles, including three solo and a 2-yard tackle-for-loss...named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week following the USC game...made seven tackles, including five solo and a three-yard tackle-for-loss, and an interception, which he returned 21 yards, vs. then-No. 9 Oregon...recorded four tackles, including three solo and one for a loss, and added a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, which he returned 10 yards, at Utah...had six tackles, including five solo and one for a loss, vs. Cal on Nov. 25...made five tackles and a pass breakup vs. Oregon State Oct 1...collected five tackles at Illinois on Sept. 17...had five solo tackles and a forced fumble at UCLA on Nov. 5...recorded a pass breakup in each of the first two games of the season...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program for the second time.
2010: Played in seven games before suffering season ending injury Oct. 23 vs Cal...started first three games of the season...second in team tackles with five (four solo) vs. Portland State...two straight games with at least three tackles including three solo tackles against #11 Wisconsin...five tackles (four solo) in rainy win vs Washington...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.
2009: Appeared in 11 games, finishing with 17 tackles (11 solo) and a pass break-up...made four tackles (three solo) vs. Louisiana Monroe Sept. 19...collected three tackles Nov. 14 against Oregon and then again Oct. 17 vs. Washington...broke up a pass Nov. 21 vs. UCLA.
2008: Played in all 12 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams as a true freshman...one of three true freshmen to play in every game, along with defensive tackle Lawrence Guy and long snapper Thomas Ohmart...totaled 36 tackles (23 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and two pass break-ups on the season...recorded multiple tackles in 11 of the team's 12 games...had three tackles (two solo) in his first career college game, a season-opening win over NAU on Aug. 30...posted four solo tackles and a pass break-up in victory over Stanford on Sept. 6...recorded four tackles (three solo) against No. 3 Georgia on Sept. 20...had two tackles at California on Oct. 4...collected three tackles (two solo) at No. 8 USC on Oct. 11...had two tackles against Oregon on Oct. 25...totaled a season-high six tackles (two solo) at Oregon State on Nov. 1...had two tackles and a pass break-up in win at Washington on Nov. 8...recorded five tackles (four solo) and a tackle for loss in shutout victory against Washington State on Nov. 15...posted three tackles (two solo) in win over UCLA on Nov. 28...finished the season with two solo tackles at Arizona on Dec. 6.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Centennial High School in Corona, Calif....one of the top defenders from one of the finest teams in California last season...listed as the No. 2 strong side linebacker in the West region and the No. 24 strong side linebacker in the country by Scout.com...also ranked as the No. 150 overall player in the West region by Scout.com...joined prep teammate Brandon Magee as member of ASU's 2008 signing class...rated as the No. 98 overall player in the state of California and the state's No. 14 linebacker by Rivals.com...listed as the No. 141 overall prospect and the No. 17 linebacker in the "California/Hawaii/Nevada 150" region by SuperPrep...participated in the 2007 Long Beach NIKE Combine, and was among the camp's best overall athletes, placing in the top-five among linebackers in shuttle speed (4.72 seconds) and vertical leap (29 inches)...was a defensive star for the Huskies during his three seasons at Centennial, totaling 205 tackles (41 solo) with 8.0 sacks, five quarterback hurries, three pass deflections, three interceptions and one fumble recovery...ranked second on the team in total tackles as a senior in 2007, collecting 101 total stops (26 solo)...averaged 7.8 tackles-per-game...ranked second on the squad in sacks (behind fellow Sun Devil linebacker Brandon Magee) with 5.0, adding three pass deflections, two interceptions, two quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery...totaled more than 10 tackles in six games on the year and tied his career-high of 12 total tackles in four games...posted 84 tackles (13 solo) as a junior...averaged 7.0 tackles-per-game...added 3.0 sacks, three quarterback hurries and one interception...had five games with eight or more tackles and recorded a season-high 11 total stops on two occasions...saw action at punter for the Huskies, averaging 37.8 yards on four punts...collected 20 tackles (two solo) as a sophomore in 2005...had a season-high six total stops against Temescal Canyon on Nov. 25, 2005...chose ASU over Fresno State, San Diego State, UNLV and Utah...committed to the Sun Devils on Jan. 13, 2008, along with Magee...coached by Matt Logan at Centennial High School.
PERSONAL: Major is Criminal Justice...mother is Sandra Lyons of Corona, Calif....born Jan. 19, 1990.
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