27 Earnest Sayles III
2011: Played in eight games and started one at strong safety before suffering a season-ending injury... Was a consistent contributor on the depth chart, totaling 30 tackles (23 solos, 7 assists) in the first eight games of the season alone... Erupted for 15 tackles at Hawai'i, recording 14 solo stops in the process en route to the highest individual tackling effort of the season for the Aggies... Managed seven tackles (5-2-7) at Arizona State in the season opener.
SANTIAGO HS '10: Posted 156 tackles (90 solos, 66 assists) with 10 pass breakups as a senior, earning first-team All-Big VIII League, Inland Empire All-Star and All-Southern Section accolades... Added CIF-SS Male Athlete of the Year nod... Named as team's Defensive MVP and was nominated for National Football Foundation Player of the Year... Tallied 97 stops as a junior to earn second-team all-league honors... Won Rotary Youth Leadership Award (2009) and President's Award for Education Excellence (2010), graduating with a 4.47 GPA.
PERSONAL: Born in Anaheim, Calif.... Majoring in electrical engineering... Parents are Earnest & Sundae Sayles... If he won $1 million, he'd give a tithe to his church and donate to the needy before investing.