2003: Won team's COACHES' AWARD as most improved player of the year... Started all 10 games at right cornerback... Finished 10th on tackles chart, posting 21 solos, 7 assists for 28 total stops... Led Aggies with 8 PBU... Scored first career TD at 1:55 in 1st quarter vs. Saint Mary's, recovering Ben Antongiovanni's blocked punt (blocked by Ejiro Evero) in end zone... Had one of team's back-to-back interceptions (along with Jonathan Barsi) vs. Western Oregon in 3rd quarter... Also posted 4 solo tackles, 4 PBU and season's lone tackle-for-loss in that game, earning team's Defensive Player of the Week honors... Had season-best 5 tackles in two outings: 3-2-5 vs. Western Washington, 2-3-5 vs. Cal Poly... Credited for a punt return for no yards vs. Grand Valley State.
2002: Played in 10 games, recording 8 total tackles (6 solo, 2 assists) and 2 pass break-ups... Enjoyed first collegiate interception against Central Washington's Zak Hill in the fourth quarter of the NCAA first-round playoff game... Grabbed Hill's TD attempt at the Aggie 5-yard line... Had both break-ups against Hill in that game, including one at the Aggie 7-yard line one series after his INT.
2001: Appeared in 6 games, posting 2 assisted tackles.
TOKAY HS '00: Earned first-team All-San Joaquin Athletic Association honors and Receiver Of The Year as a senior... Set school records for season yards, single-game receptions, yards and TDs... Posted 24 TDs and nearly 1,900 yards during his last two seasons... Made All-SJAA second team in baseball as an outfielder... Named Best Defensive Player for his basketball team as a point guard.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 9, 1981 in Lodi, Calif.... Majoring in agricultural systems & environment... Son of Robert & Valerie Caffese.
Big Sky Scholar-Athlete Award