UC Davis receives postseason honors; Aggies also announce team awards
UC Davis takes on rival Sacramento State trying to send head coach out with a win
UC Davis plays third ranked opponent of the season
UC Davis and Vikings get ready for 2 p.m. kickoff on Saturday at Aggie Stadium
Aggies make first trip to Flagstaff, Ariz., looking for second straight win
2011: ALL-GREAT WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Had a breakout season as a junior captain, starting all 11 games at defensive end... Posted 32 total tackles (19 solos, 13 assists), including a team-high 9.5 tackles for losses of 37 yards... Tied for second on the team in sacks, recording 2.5 for losses of 22 yards... Also led the 2011 squad in fumble recoveries, collecting two turnovers for the season... Added two forced fumbles and one blocked field goal... Managed a career high six solo stops in a win over Cal Poly, leading the defense with 2.5 tackles for losses of 11 yards in addition to 1.0 sack for eight yards... Collected a career high eight total tackles (4-4-8) at Hawai'i and a career high 3.0 tackles for losses vs. North Dakota.
2010: Appeared in 8 games, starting 2 at right end... Tallied 35 tackles (22 solos, 13 assists), including 2.5 for losses of 10 yards... Lone sack was a 6-yarder of Sac State's Jeff Fleming, part of a season-best 11 stops (4-7-11)... Recorded 6 tackles (5-1-6) vs. Portland State... Had one fumble recovery, pouncing on quarterback Kevin Riley's lost ball early in season opener at California.
2009: Played in all 11 games... Totaled 12 tackles (9 solos, 3 assists)... Had 2.0 tackles for losses of 11 yards, including an 8-yard sack of Winston-Salem State's Jarrett Dunston... Also returned 2 kicks for 18 yards, including 20-yarder vs. Western Oregon.
2008: Earned team's GEORGE BELENIS AWARD as outstanding redshirt of the year... Named Scout Defense Player of the Week following Portland State and Iona games.
ST. AUGUSTINE'S HS '07: Garnered All-San Diego Section and All-Eastern League first-team honors as a senior... Finished with 136 tackles, 2.5 sacks and forced fumble in 2006... Also selected as team's Defensive Player of the Year... Had 95 tackles, 3.5 sacks, five fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles as a junior in 2005... Named to All-CIF Academic squad and earned Scholar-Athlete nod from National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame... Attended Choate Rosemary Hall for postgraduate program before enrolling at UC Davis.
PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif.... Majoring in English... Parents are Jim & Molly Erskine... One of seven siblings... Proudest personal accomplishment was earning a scholarship to play Div. I football... Sports hero is Pat Tillman, non-sports Hero is his father.