2008: ALL-GREAT WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... Earned team's OUTSTANDING LINEBACKER award... Started all 12 games (17 straight for career) at middle linebacker... Led Aggies with 72 total tackles (48 solos, 24 assists), including 9.0 for losses of 17 yards... Total of 48 solo stops ranks 4th in school history... Moved into 9th in career tackles (190), 10th in career TFLs (17.0)... Also broke up 3 passes and had 2 interceptions for 35 yards... Tallied double-figure tackles three times, including 11 at Central Arkansas... Amassed 26 stops in the final three games: 10 vs. Sacramento State, 10 vs. Cal Poly, 6 vs. San Diego... Posted 2.5 TFLs each vs. UCA and Northern Colorado... Picked off Northeastern's Anthony Orio for 35 yarder in first quarter... Later had INT in home win vs. Southern Utah.
2007: Played in all 11 games, starting final 5 games at MLB... Led team in tackles with 75 (29 solos, 46 assists), mostly in second half of season... Also had 4.0 tackles for losses of 19 yards, plus one pass break-up... Posted 44 tackles in four-game stretch: 6-4-10 vs. Cal Poly, 4-4-8 vs. Southern Utah, season-best 7-8-15 vs. South Dakota State, 1-10-11 vs. Sacramento State... Added 2.5 TFL (14 yds) in SUU win.
2006: Co-winner of COACHES AWARD as most improved player... Played in all 11 games, making first start in finale vs. San Diego... Finished with 33 tackles (14 solos, 19 assists), including 4.0 for losses of 20 yards... TFL total includes two assisted sacks for 12 yards... Also had a 2-yard interception at Montana State and a pass break-up at Northern Colorado... Tallied season-best 8 tackles (5-3-8) including 1.5 TFLs against Sacramento State.
ST. FRANCIS HS '05: Two-sport standout, excelling in both football and wrestling to earn school's Athlete of the Year award... Named to All-San Jose Mercury News, All-West Catholic Athletic League and All-Peninsula first teams on the gridiron... Selected as WCAL Linebacker of the Year... Also captured second-team All-Metro honors... Earned Central Coast Section Defensive Player of the Week merit... Posted 78 tackles, including 20 for losses of 35 yards; and 8 sacks for 28 yards... Also blocked three punts, had four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two defensive touchdowns... Two-time WCAL champion in wrestling, advancing to state championships... Earned Scholar-Athlete honors in 2004-05, finishing with 3.63 grade-point average.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Altos, Calif.... Majoring in psychology... Parents are Ralph & Diane Morales.
Inside the Huddle with Julian Bertero
Aggies host Southern Utah in home finale
Maier added to Walter Payton Award’s watch list
Maier named to CFPA Midseason Watch List
Max O'Rourke named to Fred Mitchell Award watch list
Ken O'Brien honored in football's home finale
Gameday Central vs.
19/15 Southern Utah (4 p.m. PT)