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 Draft Scout College Football Player News: San Diego State
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  Lucas Johnson passed for a career-best 333 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another score as San Diego State beat No. 24 Texas-San Antonio 38-24 in the Frisco Bowl on Tuesday night for the Aztecs' program-record 12th win of the season. Jesse Matthews caught touchdown passes of 11 and 20 yards and set career marks with 11 catches and 175 yards receiving. Tyrell Shavers caught the other touchdown pass, a 24-yarder. Greg Bell also scored on a 1-yard run for San Diego State (12-2). Johnson completed 24 of 36 passes. San Diego State kicker-punter Matt Araiza made a 33-yard field goal and finished the season with an NCAA-record 51.19 yards per punt. Araiza broke the mark set by Texas A&M's Braden Mann in 2018 (50.98). Frank Harris threw touchdown passes of 12 yards to De'Corian Clark and 4 yards to Zakhari Franklin, and Brenden Brady scored on a 2-yard run for UTSA (12-2). Hunter Duplessis kicked a 41-yard field goal for the Roadrunners. UTSA played without junior running back Sincere McCormick, Conference USA's offensive player of the year. McCormick, who ranks seventh in the FBS in rushing (113.8 yards per game), was one of five UTSA players who opted out in advance of next year's NFL draft. - San Diego State/AP College Football

(DS#105 WR) Sr/2023 WR Jesse MatthewsSan Diego State
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  12/21/21 - *Matt AraizarJr/2022, San Diego State, 6-1, 200 (DS#1 P) + More +

  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): P - Matt Araiza, Jr., San Diego State,...Araiza leads all FBS players in punt average (51.47), total punt yards (3,757) and punt yards per game (313.08), and is tied for first in punts inside the 20-yard line (36) and PAT percentage (100.00), tied for second in punts per game (6.08, 2nd in MW), third in kickoff average (64.95, 1st in MW), tied for third in total punts (73, 2nd in MW), fifth in net punt average (44.64, 1st in MW), seventh in kickoff touchback percentage (84.13, 1st in MW) and tied for eighth in kickoff touchbacks (63, 1st in MW). Additionally, Araiza has six punts of at least 70 yards (five punters are tied for second with two apiece), including a pair of 80-plus yard boots (NCAA long 86 and 81). - San Diego State Football

(DS#1 P) rJr/2022 P *Matt AraizaSan Diego State
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  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB - Trenton Thompson, Sr., San Diego State,...Thompson picked up his first career postseason MW honor and has racked up 35 tackles (26 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, 13 pass breakups, a forced fumble and two quarterback hurries on the season. Thompson ranks in a tie for first in the MW in punt return touchdowns (1, T-5th in FBS) (off a blocked punt), second in total passes defended (INT + PBU) (16) and passes defended per game (1.33), tied for second in pass breakups (13, T-7th in FBS) and tied for third in interceptions (3, T-30th in FBS). It is the first time in league history that the Aztecs have had a pair of first-team safeties. - San Diego State Football

(DS#17 FS) rSr/2022 FS Trenton ThompsonSan Diego State
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  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB - Patrick McMorris, Jr., San Diego State,...McMorris is also on the MW first team in his first year as the starting 'Aztec' in SDSU's vaunted 3-3-5 defense. McMorris has a team-high 79 tackles (48 solo), including 2.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions for 36 yards, eight pass breakups and a 15-yard fumble recovery. Since the start of the 3-3-5 defense at San Diego State in 2009, only Nat Berhe (2013) and McMorris (2021) have earned first-team all-MW accolades as an 'Aztec', while Berhe (2012) is the only other 'Aztec' to even make a second team over that span. - San Diego State Football

(DS#11 SS) Sr/2023 SS Patrick McMorrisSan Diego State
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  12/21/21 - Jonah TavairSr/2022, San Diego State, 6-0, 295 (DS#25 DT) + More +

  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): LB; Jonah Tavai, DL,...Tavai made all-MW honorable mention for a second straight season. Tavai has 37 tackles (17 solo), including 10.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and 11 quarterback hurries. Tavai, who is ranked in a tie for 10th in the MW in sack yards (41), has the second-most quarterback pressures (sacks/hits/hurries) in the MW (56, 7th in FBS) and hurries (40, T-6th in FBS)), and tied for the ninth-most hits (8), according to Pro Football Focuss. - San Diego State Football

(DS#25 DT) rSr/2022 DT Jonah TavaiSan Diego State
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  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Michael Shawcroft,...Shawcroft is an all-MW pick for the first time, registering 46 tackles (28 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception, pass breakup, two forced fumbles and five quarterback hurries in 11 games. - San Diego State Football

(DS#38 ILB) Sr/2023 ILB Michael ShawcroftSan Diego State
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  12/21/21 - Alama UluaveSr/2022, San Diego State, 6-2, 305 (DS#38 C) + More +

  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Alama Uluave, OL,...Uluave earned his first all-conference accolade with a honorable mention this year. Uluave has started all 12 games at center, playing the most snaps (802) on the team. According to Pro Football Focus, he has allowed just five pressures (two hits, two hurries and one sack) in 334 passing chances. - San Diego State Football

(DS#38 C) Sr/2022 C Alama UluaveSan Diego State
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  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB - Tayler Hawkins, Sr., San Diego State,...Hawkins improved on his honorable mention in 2020 with a second-team selection this year. Hawkins has 54 tackles (41 solo), a tackle for loss, two interceptions for 34 yards, eight pass breakups, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry. He ranks seventh in the MW in passes defended per game (INT + PBU) (0.91, T-48th in FBS), tied for seventh in total pass breakups (8, T-60th in FBS) and eighth in total passes defended (10, T-47th in FBS). According to Pro Football Focus, Hawkins owns the fifth-best coverage rating in the country among defensive backs (and No. 1 in the MW) (88.2. min. 425 snaps). Hawkins also has the seventh-lowest pass efficiency in the country when targeted (No. 2 in the MW) (87.43, min. 425 snaps). - San Diego State Football

(DS#24 CB) rSr/2022 CB Tayler HawkinsSan Diego State
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  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL - Keshawn Banks, Sr., San Diego State,...Banks made his third all-conference team after earning second-team honors in 2019 and honorable mention in 2020. Banks has 29 tackles (13 solo), including eight tackles for loss for 88 yards, three sacks for 19 yards, two pass breakups and 14 quarterback hurries. - San Diego State Football

(DS#48 DE) rSr/2023 DE Keshawn BanksSan Diego State
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  12/21/21 - *Matt AraizarJr/2022, San Diego State, 6-1, 200 (DS#1 P) + More +

  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM (COACHES): PK - Matt Araiza, Jr., San Diego State,...Araiza, a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, has already set NCAA records in 50-yard punts (38) and 60-yard punts (18) in a season, and is on track to break Braden Mann's record of 50.98 set in 2018 while with Texas A&M. One of four players in the country handling all three kicking duties (punt, PAT/field goal and kickoff). - San Diego State Football

(DS#1 P) rJr/2022 P *Matt AraizaSan Diego State
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  12/21/21 - Greg BellrSr/2022, San Diego State, 5-11, 198 (DS#38 RB) + More +

  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB - Greg Bell, Sr., San Diego State,...Bell made the second team for the second straight season. So far this season, Bell has rushed 208 times for 940 yards (4.5 avg.) with eight touchdowns. He ranks third in the MW in total rushing attempts (208, 23rd in FBS), fourth in rushing attempts per game (17.33, 28th in FBS), rushing yards (940, 51st in FBS) and rushing yards per game (78.33, 55th in FBS), and tied for sixth in rushing touchdowns (9). - San Diego State Football

(DS#38 RB) rSr/2022 RB Greg BellSan Diego State
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  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB - Caden McDonald, Sr., San Diego State,...McDonald is on the first team for a second straight season after registering 44 tackles (16 solo) on the year so far, including three sacks for 22 yards and 6.5 tackles for loss of 28 yards, six quarterback hurries and two pass breakups. McDonald (2020-21) joins Kirk Morrison (2002-04), Miles Burris (2010-11), Calvin Munson (2015-16) and Kyahva Tezino (2018-19) as the only Aztec linebackers to make multiple all-MW first teams in league history. - San Diego State Football

(DS#14 OLB) rSr/2023 OLB Caden McDonaldSan Diego State
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  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL - Cameron Thomas, Jr., San Diego State,...Thomas, a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award (outstanding defensive player), has 66 tackles (30 solo) on the season, including team highs of 20.0 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks and 19 quarterback hurries. His 11.5 sacks this year are sixth in SDSU single-season history, while his 20 tackles for loss are tied for seventh. Additionally, Thomas needs 0.5 tackles for loss to tie a Mountain West single-season record and one to break the record. He leads the league in total tackles for loss (20.0, 3rd in FBS), tackles for loss per game (1.67, 4th in FBS), total sacks (11.5, T-6th in FBS) and sacks per game (0.96, T-6th in FBS), and ranks fourth in tackles for loss yards (77, T-21st in FBS) and sixth in sack yards (63, T-23rd in FBS). - San Diego State Football

(DS#7 DE) rJr/2022 DE Cameron ThomasSan Diego State
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  12/21/21 - Jordan ByrdSr/2022, San Diego State, 5-09, 170 (DS#61 RB) + More +

  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): KR - Jordan Byrd, Sr., San Diego State,...Byrd improved on his second-team all-league selection at kick returner last year with a first-team nod in 2021. Byrd leads the MW in total punt returns (23, T-6th in FBS), combined kick return yards (665, 10th in FBS), kick return average (29.35, 11th in FBS) and punt return average (7.22, 30th in FBS), and is tied for first in kick return touchdowns (1, T-11th in FBS), second in punt return yards (166, 21st in FBS), third in kick return yards (499, 25th in FBS) and tied for fourth in total kick returns (17, T-39th in FBS). Byrd (2021) and Penny (2015-17) are SDSU's only first-team all-MW kick returners in league history. - San Diego State Football

(DS#61 RB) Sr/2022 RB Jordan ByrdSan Diego State
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  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL - Zachary Thomas, Sr., San Diego State,...Dunkle and Zachary Thomas are each on the all-MW first team for the first time of their career after Dunkle was an honorable-mention selection as a freshman in 2019 and Thomas a second-team pick in 2020. - San Diego State Football

(DS#28 OT) rSr/2022 OT Zachary ThomasSan Diego State
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