Aggies seek third straight win in Saturday's 4 p.m. (PT) Big Sky opener
Two blocked punts and a team-high tackles total leads to weekly honor from the conference
Strong first half, Parenteau's two blocked punts fuels Aggies' rout at Portland State
Consistency, ability to make explosive plays are this group's keys to success
Kickoff on Saturday is 1 p.m.
UC Davis football claimed its first win of 2016, defeating Southern Oregon, 52-35, on Sept. 10, 2016, at Aggie Stadium.
2016: Saw action in ten games, earning starts in eight... Finished with 35 tackles (23 unassisted)... Had his best defensive performance of the year in the season opener at Oregon with five unassisted tackles and two unassisted... Broke a total of four passes on the season... Caught an interception against Southern Oregon in the second game of the season.
2015: Played in all 11 games, picking up starts in eight... Led UC Davis with 76 total tackles, 16 more than the closest player... Included were 48 solos, 18 more than any other Aggie... Finished third with 5 PBUs and T-1st with a pair of forced fumbles... Also had one of the team's three interceptions in 2015, picking off North Dakota QB Keaton Studsrud deep in UND territory and returning it nine yards to the UND 29... Picked up all of his tackles after the opener at Nevada... Posted career-best 14 stops (8 solo) against Cal Poly... Had 10 tackles against UND, Southern Utah and Weber State.
2014: Saw action in 11 games, starting matchups against Eastern Washington and Portland State... Had 34 total tackles, including 24 solo... Recorded 26 stops over the first four games, including a season-high nine (6 solo) at Colorado State... Finished with five at Stanford and eight against Eastern Washington... Interception took place against Ft. Lewis... Shared a two-yard sack with LB Brady Stibi against Eastern Washington.
SANTIAGO HS ' 13: Earned a trio of varsity letters from his safety position, helping the Sharks to a pair of CIF-Southern Section playoff berths his final two seasons... Was named to All-Big VIII League first team as a senior, and second team as a junior... Finished 2012 season with 124 total tackles, including 74 solo, while also gaining an interception, 2 blocked kicks and forcing 2 fumbles... Selected defensive MVP last season while also garnering team's Captain's Award... Had 108 tackles and three blocked kicks in 2011.
PERSONAL: Born in Redondo Beach, Calif.... Parents are Darryl and Ardent Graham... Advice to youngsters is "The only person that can hold you back is yourself."... Would play tennis if not for football... Would like to visit the Bahamas.
Aggies face Vikings in final league tune-up
Gameday Central - at Weber State
(4 p.m. PT/5 p.m. MT)
Stats FCS National Poll
includes UC Davis