Dan Elbanna
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Walnut Creek, Calif.

High School:
Las Lomas HS '01

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 215

Position:
LB

Major:
Exercise Science

2004: ALL-GFWC SECOND TEAM... Started all 10 games at MLB... Led team with 84 total tackles (29 solos, 55 assists)... Tackles total ranks 10th all-time at UC Davis, while assists mark is 4th... Compiled 11 tackles for losses of 26 yards, including 2 sacks for 13 yards... Voted as team's Defensive Player of the Week for games against Stephen F. Austin and North Dakota State... Also was Special Teams Player of the Week vs. SFA... Had 12 (1-11) and 15 (8-7) tackles in those games, respectively... Finished season with 6-6-12 chart at Portland State... Had sacks against Northern Colorado (5 yds) and North Dakota State (8 yds)... Had an additional 6-yard TFL in home finale vs. Bison.

2003: Saw substantial action in all 10 games... Recorded 24 total tackles (14 solo, 10 assists) including 3 for total losses of 6 yards... Had season-best 8 tackles (4-4-8) at Texas State... Also posted 2 TFLs for 3 yards in that game.

2002: Co-winner of team's MIKE WISE AWARD (along with O.J. Swanigan) as team's outstanding freshman... Appeared in all 12 games... Finished 9th on tackles chart with 39 total (16 solo, 23 assists)... Had 4 TFLs (all solo) for 30 yards, including 3.0 sacks... Led Aggies with 4 interceptions... First career pick was against Abilene Christian's Colby Freeman midway through 2nd quarter... Started for Kelly Valaau at MLB in games against Sacramento State and Humboldt... Earned Defensive Player of the Week by D2Football.com, the Independent Football Alliance and his teammates after his breakthrough game vs. Hornets... Had 14 tackles, an interception, a sack and a blocked punt to highlight Causeway win... Total of 14 tackles (3-11) in that game was highest by any Aggie in 2002.

LAS LOMAS HS '01: Earned team's Golden Knight Award as a senior running back and linebacker... Rushed for 2,062 yards and 31 TDs... Voted team MVP as a junior... Coach was former Aggie offensive lineman Doug Longero.

PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif.... Exercise science major... Parents are Mike & Sosanne Elbanna... Hopes to become a dentist... Best athlete he's faced is two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Ken Dorsey.