Dallas Kessman named FCS National Freshman of the Week
USD: Fourth-year Torero will once again compete for a starting spot on defense at defensive tackle... This past season earned eight starts while playing in all 11 games... Ranked 11th on the team with 30 stops... Added four tackles for loss (-12 yards) and 1.5 sacks (-6)... Snagged an interception in season finale at Marist... Totaled 6 tackles twice (Jacksonville & Morehead State)... Appeared in two games in 2011... Sat out the 2010 campaign as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Wheatland Union High School...coached by Javier Lopez...named Calhisports.com Small Schools second-team All-State as a senior...selected as second-team All-Section...first-team All-Area and first-team All-Butte View League junior and senior seasons...as a junior helped lead his team to a 9-3 record as a NSCIF semifinalist...recorded 189 tackles as a senior and 88 tackles during his junior campaign...added 911 rushing yards junior year...also competed in basketball, baseball, and track and field.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 25, 1992 in Warner Robins, Ga... Parents are Holly and Scott Johnson... Also recruited by UC Davis, Sacramento State, Linfield, and Grinnell... Chose to play at USD because of the academics and the football program... Notes that he likes to hangout with friends and go to the movies in his free time... Aspires to attend law school after graduating from USD.
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After an emotional week the University of San Diego wrapped up their 2013 season with a 23-13 win over Drake. Senior quarterback Mason Mills threw for three touchdowns and 287 yards on 29 of 47... Read More [+]
(San Diego, Calif.) - USD senior defensive end Steve Gargiulo was named a Pioneer Football League co-defensive player of the week following his outstanding performance in the team's 23-13 season-e... Read More [+]