UC Davis fills up Big Sky’s annual award list
Pregame ceremony will honor program's 14 seniors; halftime event will feature Ken O'Brien as he becomes the first member of the Aggie Pride Wall
Sophomore is one of 41 student-athletes vying for national kicking award
Golden Horseshoe trophy returns home thanks to thrilling game in front of fourth-highest crown in Aggie Stadium's history
UC Davis battles one of the top teams, and offenses in the nation in back-and-forth thriller
AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE (2016): First-team All-Nor-Cal League pick as a redshirt freshman... Finished 9-for-13 in field goals, 36-for-42 in PATs for 63 points... Also saw time at quarterback, completing 6 of 7 passes for 51 yards and a TD against CCSF... Led team to a 10-3 record and state championship... Played for head coach Jon Osterhout.
BOISE STATE: Redshirted in 2015.
ROCKLIN HS '15: Twice earned All-Sierra Foothill League first-team honors (2013 and '14)... Played for head coach Greg Benzel... Set school records in passing rating, field goals and touchbacks... Voted MVP of the Great American Rivalry Series... Finished 6 of 8 field goals, with a long of 45 yards, and earned 38 touchbacks in 2014... Completed 85 of 137 passes for 1,429 yards and 14 touchdowns in six games that year... Suffered a season-ending thigh injury in October, 2015, and later discovered it was caused by a non-cancerous tumor... Became one of the area's most inspirational stories with his recovery: at first, he could only move around by using a wheelchair, but within seven weeks, he received an emotional welcome by fans when he returned to athletic competition as a member of the Thunder's basketball team... Named Rocklin High School Male Athlete of the Year... Graduated with 4.2 grade-point average, earning National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award... Also played for RHS' volleyball team as a freshman and a junior.
PERSONAL: Born in Antelope, Calif.... Parents are Michael and Erin O'Rourke... Served as a coach for Rocklin Little Thunder Basketball Camp and Rocklin Jr. Thunder Football... Invested over 200 hours of community service hours at RHS.