54 David Heckman
2006: Started first 10 games of season, then sat out finale vs. San Diego due to injury... Finished 5th on team with 42 tackles (28 solos, 14 assists)... Also had 2.5 tackles for losses of 5 yards, an interception and a fumble recovery... Posted 8 solo tackles, including 3-yard TFL vs. James Noble, at Cal Poly... Recorded 4-2-6 tackles chart and returned a block PAT a week later vs. Central Arkansas... Recovered fumble (by QB Steve Walker) to set up second-quarter TD vs. North Dakota State... Lone INT was a 39-yard touchdown to end third quarter in opener at Northern Colorado.
2005: Saw action in 7 games, earning 7 total tackles (2 solos, 5 assists)... Also credited with an assisted tackle-for-loss, teaming with Dan Elbanna against North Dakota State's Kyle Steffes for a 1-yard loss... Posted 2 tackles each vs. NDSU (0-0-2) and Eastern Washington (1-1-2).
2004: Redshirted... Selected as Scout Defense Player of the Week after Western Oregon game.
SUTTER UNION HS '04: Captured Cal-Hi Sports all-state honors as a linebacker... Also named defensive MVP for the team, Butte View League, Northern Section and Sutter area... Posted 188 total tackles, plus 3 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions in 2003... Twice earned All-BVL acclaim... Voted as team's Most Improved as a junior, recording 87 solo tackles... CIF All-Academic selection... Also lettered in basketball (forward) and track & field (long jump).
PERSONAL: Born in Meridian, Calif.... Majoring in sociology... Parents are Greg & Sarah Heckman... Older sister, Chrissie, is a UC Davis alumna.