2009: Saw action in 10 games (missing only Causeway Classic) as reserve DE... Finished with 6 tackles (2 solos, 4 assists) with two TFL assists (vs. South Dakota and North Dakota).
2008: Appeared in 10 games as No. 2 left defensive end (behind Steven Wulff)... Credited with 10 total tackles (2 solos, 8 assists), including an 8-yard sack against Central Arkansas' Nathan Brown... Had season-best 3 stops (1-2-3) vs. Cal Poly... Had lone pass breakup vs. Southern Utah, knocking down a Cody Stone attempt.
2007: On roster but did not play.
2006: Redshirted... Named Scout Offense Player of the Week after opener game at TCU.
DE LA SALLE HS '06: Named All-Bay Valley Athletic League, All-Bay Area and to San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Team while playing for storied football program... Member of team that finished 11-2... Finished his senior season with 77 total tackles, including 37 solo, averaging 2.7 tackles per game... Also had 6.0 sacks for the year.
PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif... Majoring in organizational studies... Parents are Brian & Pier McConnell... Brian was an All-Big Ten linebacker at Michigan State who later played for Buffalo and Houston of the NFL... Uncle, George Hinshaw, was an assistant coach for the New Orleans Saints.
Big Sky Scholar-Athlete Award