Aggies seek third straight win in Saturday's 4 p.m. (PT) Big Sky opener
Aggies present 10 awards while honoring outstanding senior class
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. (PST) at Walkup Skydome; Game will be televised by Fox Sports AZ Plus
Aggies and Wolf Pack meet for 6 p.m. kickoff for the first time since 1989
Manzanares a bright spot on offense, gaining 91 rushing yards
Photos from the homecoming game.
2013: Started all 12 games at linebacker position... Finished fifth with 53 total tackles, including 26 solo... Had a trio of TFLs, broke up a pass and had a quarterback-hurry... Collected a season-high eight tackles at Montana State and had six against both South Dakota and Nevada at the start of the season... Came up big with five tackles, all of them solo, during Aggies' outstanding defensive effort at eventual playoff team Southern Utah (W, 21-3)... Also had five tackles against Montana... Had 0.5 TFLs versus Northern Arizona and Southern Utah and solo TFLs in home games against Montana and Cal Poly.
2012: Played in eight games, all of them at linebacker... Tallied 10 tackles (six solo, four assists), including two for loss of 10 yards, and one sack of eight yards... Garnered a season-best three tackles twice, on the road at at San Jose State and Cal Poly.
2011: Appeared in seven games and started one as a middle linebacker... Finished with 21 total tackles (16 solos, 5 assists)... Added one tackle for a one-yard loss and two pass breakups... Had an impressive start to his collegiate career, posting 11 tackles in the season opener at Arizona State, including 10 solo stops and a tackle for a loss.
DEL CAMPO HS '10: Selected as All-Metro Player of the Year by the Sacramento Bee in 2009, rushing for 2,702 yards and passing for 2,089 more... Accounted for 47 touchdowns (28 rush, 19 pass)...Ranked 2nd on team with 60 tackles on defense, while adding an interception... Earned Old Spice California Player of the Year, Capital Athletic League MVP and first-team Cal-Hi Sports honors... Team won 42 games and won two Sac-Joaquin Section titles during his career... Three-time All-CAL honoree... Later selected to Sacramento Bee All-Decade team... National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete.
PERSONAL: Born in Redwood City, Calif.... Majoring in human development... Parents are Mike & Sonia Dimino... Mike played football at Sacramento State... Favorite stadium he's played at is at Arizona State, which makes sense because he had a career-high 11 tackles... Hopes for a career with the California Highway Patrol.