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  07/26/21 - Ronnie RiversrSr/2022, Fresno State, 5-08, 195 (DS#10 RB) + More +

  Fresno State running back Ronnie Rivers announced his decision to return for a second senior season on social media, and since has not talked much about it. There obviously is a lot out there for the Bulldogs' back, who is close to setting a number of school records including career touchdowns and the potential for another championship season. But from a family dynamic, what is more important: surpassing the rushing total racked up by his father, Ron, who was the all-time leading rusher at Fresno State before playing in the NFL for six seasons; or putting up numbers to a point that his little brother Devon, who just completed a dynamic sophomore season at Heritage High in Brentwood, will find them to be out of reach no matter where he decides to play his college football? "I would say both," Rivers said on Thursday at the Mountain West Conference media days.

Both at this point are possible in a Fresno State offense that returns more than 90% of its passing, rushing and receiving production. Ronnie Rivers, who was the only Fresno State player selected to the Mountain West preseason all-conference team this year, needs 844 rushing yards to match the 3,473 his father churned out from 1991 to '93. He already has scored 44 touchdowns, tied with Anthony Daigle for the most in school history, and with a solid season can end up in the Bulldogs' Top 5 for career rushing touchdowns, rushing yards and all-purpose yards. Rivers has put up those numbers despite splitting time his first two seasons with Jordan Mims and Josh Hokit - he has only 42.4% of the rushing plays by Bulldogs' running backs over his career. - Fresno Bee


(DS#10 RB) rSr/2022 RB Ronnie RiversFresno State
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  07/23/21 - Ronnie RiversrSr/2022, Fresno State, 5-08, 195 (DS#10 RB) + More +

  Fresno State could be a surprise team in 2021 with that offense. Rivers, who led the conference with 136.3 all-purpose yards per game last season, has landed on watch lists for the Maxwell Award and the Doak Walker Award and the Bulldogs return more than 90% of their rushing and receiving production. They might have to win high-scoring games, just as they did in 2013 when going 11-2 despite allowing 30.3 points per game. But they are capable with better health and continuity up front. Fresno State had the same starting lineup on the offensive line its first four games of 2020, but started different groups in its final two games, a recurring theme over the past two seasons. In 2019, the Bulldogs had four players start at least one game at left guard and three start at least one game at left tackle, center and right guard. "I really think we're going to have a big jump," DeBoer said. "Not only do I think we'll have more depth, but I think that our top-end guys are another year older." - Fresno Bee

(DS#10 RB) rSr/2022 RB Ronnie RiversFresno State
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  05/01/21 - Jake HaenerrSr/2022, Fresno State, 6-0, 194 (DS#51 QB) + More +

  Fresno State has not recruited a high school quarterback who has made it from signing day to his senior year since Derek Carr in 2009, a head-scratching run for a program built largely on homegrown talent at the position with a long line of four-, three- and two-year starters. But as Fresno State finishes up its 15 spring practices this week, the Bulldogs are dropping serious hints that in a coronavirus-impacted recruiting season with no on-campus official visits and no face-to-face time they have hit a home run with Chaminade-West Hills quarterback Jaylen Henderson.

The Bulldogs moved redshirt freshman quarterback Jalen Early to tight end, are in no rush to fill an open scholarship in their quarterbacks room and essentially have set up Henderson to compete with redshirt freshman Logan Fife for the No. 2 spot behind starter Jake Haener when Henderson hits campus this summer. "We really like what Jaylen brings, both the physical aspect and also the mental aspect," coach Kalen DeBoer said. "He's just so mature. He's a great leader and he just has a desire to be great in every way. We're fired up, and we're counting on him to have a fast learning curve and understand our offense and make that next step from high school to college in a hurry." - Fresno Bee


(DS#51 QB) rSr/2022 QB Jake HaenerFresno State
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  03/21/21 - Aaron MosbyrSr/2022, Fresno State, 6-3, 250 (DS#74 OLB) + More +

  Arron Mosby is lining up at defensive end this spring, a move that has been anticipated since he came into the program five years ago as a highly regarded safety from Sanger High. He also is wearing No. 3, not No. 15, the number worn by former Bulldogs' defensive end/linebacker Mykal Walker, the fourth-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2020 NFL Draft. Mosby, who is up to 247 pounds, gives the Bulldogs another dynamic presence off the edge, coming off a season in which they were third in the nation with 4.2 sacks per game. The challenge this spring, he said, will be working on his hands and dealing with a 300-pound tackle on every play. "I'm trying to learn from those guys, (David) Perales, Kevin Atkins, Kwami (Jones), those three main guys right there that are really holding down the D-line," Mosby said. "Me, I'm just trying to help the team out as much as I can. Moving to D-end is a huge step, but I'm ready for the challenge." - Fresno Bee

(DS#74 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Aaron MosbyFresno State
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  02/04/21 - Tyson MaevarSr/2022, Fresno State, 5-11, 230 (DS#999 ILB) + More +

  The three transfers joining the Bulldogs' program are linebacker Tyson Maeva (Florida International), cornerback Daron Bland (Sacramento State) and running back Jordan Wilmore (Utah). Maeva started his career at Boise State and was its second-leading tackler in 2018, the year Fresno State won the Mountain West Conference championship with a 19-16 overtime victory on a snow-covered field at Albertsons Stadium. - Fresno Bee

(DS#999 ILB) rSr/2022 ILB Tyson MaevaFresno State
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  01/14/21 - Ty JonesrSr/2022, Fresno State, 6-3, 200 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  On Dec. 5, Ty Jones stuck out his right hand and snared a looping football for a 42-yard gain in a 31-26 home loss to Stanford. In the next drive, he followed that up with an almost equally impressive 37-yard reception. They were the last two catches of his UW career. On Wednesday, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound redshirt junior wide receiver announced his plans to make a graduate transfer. Jones, who has two seasons of eligibility remaining, made 44 catches for 702 yards and six touchdowns over 32 career games at UW. He led the Huskies with six receiving scores in 2018, but appeared in just four games and did not register a reception the following season while battling a wrist/hand injury. The former four-star recruit added six catches for 140 yards in four games last fall. - Seattle Times

(DS#999 WR) rSr/2022 WR Ty JonesFresno State
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  01/10/21 - Ronnie RiversrSr/2022, Fresno State, 5-08, 195 (DS#10 RB) + More +

  Fresno State running back Ronnie Rivers said on Friday that he would return for a second senior season of football, taking advantage of eligibility relief granted all fall sports student-athletes due to the coronavirus pandemic and bolstering a Bulldogs' offense that last season led the Mountain West Conference in total offense and was second in scoring offense. Rivers also will have a chance to move up the Bulldogs' all-time rushing and scoring lists and finish his career as one of the most prolific skill position players in their history.

The senior running back ended a truncated 2020 season with 44 career touchdowns, tied with Anthony Daigle atop the Bulldogs' Top 10 list. He also is tied for third with Daigle for career rushing touchdowns with 35, four behind all-time leader Ryan Mathews; and seventh on the all-time rushing list with 2,629 yards, a 1,000-yard season from moving past his father, Ron Rivers, who is second with 3,473 yards. - Fresno Bee


(DS#10 RB) rSr/2022 RB Ronnie RiversFresno State
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  01/07/21 - Isaac GarciarSr/2022, Fresno State, 6-3, 256 (DS#999 DE) + More +

  Oregon State redshirt junior Isaac Garcia announced Tuesday that he plans to leave the football program and become a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound outside linebacker spent four years with the Beavers, playing 26 games over the past three years. Garcia has two years of eligibility remaining. Garcia was part of a talented Oregon State outside linebacker corps, and was unable to crack the two-deep for most games the past two seasons. Garcia had three tackles in seven games this past season. In 26 career games, Garcia had five tackles and one fumble recovery. Garcia joins Hamilcar Rashed Jr. as OSU outside linebackers planning to leave the program following the 2020 season. - The Oregonian

(DS#999 DE) rSr/2022 DE Isaac GarciaFresno State
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  12/16/20 - Ronnie RiversrSr/2022, Fresno State, 5-08, 195 (DS#10 RB) + More +

  2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RB - Ronnie Rivers, Sr., Fresno State,...Led the Mountain West in all-purpose yards per game (163.8), also led in scoring with nine touchdowns (10.8 points per game), and was second in rushing yards per game (101.6). He ranked 9th, 11th and 22nd respectively in the NCAA in those categories...Rivers was also the only running back present on the league's top 10 in receptions per game. The senior was seventh in the conference with 5.4 average catches a game...Rivers was one of two MW running backs to average better than 100 yards rushing per game. He was the only one to average over 100 yards rushing per game and better than 160 all-purpose yards per game. - Fresno State Football

(DS#10 RB) rSr/2022 RB Ronnie RiversFresno State
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  12/15/20 - Jalen CropperJr/2023, Fresno State, 5-11, 160 (DS#52 WR) + More +

  2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Jalen Cropper, WR,...Postseason honors for the Bulldogs also included seven more earning honorable mention nods. That group was comprised of senior Kevin Atkins (DL), sophomore Levelle Bailey (LB), sophomore Jalen Cropper (WR), junior Jake Haener (QB), senior Kwami Jones (DL), senior Keric Wheatfall (WR) and sophomore Evan Williams (DB). - Fresno State Football

(DS#52 WR) Jr/2023 WR Jalen CropperFresno State
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  2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Levelle Bailey, LB,...Postseason honors for the Bulldogs also included seven more earning honorable mention nods. That group was comprised of senior Kevin Atkins (DL), sophomore Levelle Bailey (LB), sophomore Jalen Cropper (WR), junior Jake Haener (QB), senior Kwami Jones (DL), senior Keric Wheatfall (WR) and sophomore Evan Williams (DB). - Fresno State Football

(DS#999 OLB) Jr/2023 OLB Levelle BaileyFresno State
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  12/15/20 - Kevin AtkinsrSr/2022, Fresno State, 6-1, 320 (DS#62 DT) + More +

  2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Kevin Atkins, DL,...Postseason honors for the Bulldogs also included seven more earning honorable mention nods. That group was comprised of senior Kevin Atkins (DL), sophomore Levelle Bailey (LB), sophomore Jalen Cropper (WR), junior Jake Haener (QB), senior Kwami Jones (DL), senior Keric Wheatfall (WR) and sophomore Evan Williams (DB). - Fresno State Football

(DS#62 DT) rSr/2022 DT Kevin AtkinsFresno State
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  12/15/20 - David PeralesrSr/2022, Fresno State, 6-2, 240 (DS#72 OLB) + More +

  2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL - David Perales, Jr., Fresno State,...Perales ranked No. 1 in the conference and No. 2 in the nation in forced fumbles per game (0.67). He recorded one forced fumble in four consecutive games, the first Bulldog to achieve that in at least 20 years...He led the team with 9.0 TFLs. He ranked fourth in the conference, and 29th in the FBS averaging 1.4 per game...Tallied 4.0 sacks, aiding a defensive unit that ranked in sacks as team third in the nation with 4.17 per game. - Fresno State Football

(DS#72 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB David PeralesFresno State
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  12/15/20 - Syrus TuiteleSr/2021, Fresno State, 6-6, 311 (DS#28 OG) + More +

  2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OL - Syrus Tuitele, Sr., Fresno State,...Tuitele helped protect for the top offense in the Mountain West, leading Fresno State to an average of 479.3 yards per game...Started all six games at right tackle in 2020. - Fresno State Football

(DS#28 OG) Sr/2021 OG Syrus TuiteleFresno State
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  12/15/20 - Evan WilliamsJr/2023, Fresno State, 6-0, 198 (DS#18 FS) + More +

  2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Evan Williams, DB,...Postseason honors for the Bulldogs also included seven more earning honorable mention nods. That group was comprised of senior Kevin Atkins (DL), sophomore Levelle Bailey (LB), sophomore Jalen Cropper (WR), junior Jake Haener (QB), senior Kwami Jones (DL), senior Keric Wheatfall (WR) and sophomore Evan Williams (DB). - Fresno State Football

(DS#18 FS) Jr/2023 FS Evan WilliamsFresno State
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