2009: ALL-GREAT WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... Started first 10 games at right end... Tallied 32 tackles (22 solos, 10 assists) with 3 pass breakups, a fumble recovery and forced fumble... Scored first career touchdown after scooping up Nathan Munford's fumble and returning it 34 yards vs. Winston-Salem State... Also had 5.0 tackles for losses of 19 yards, including 3.0 sacks for 11 yards... Voted as team's Defensive Player of the Week after Montana game, having registered 3-1-4 tackles chart vs. Griz... Arguably had his best game a week later vs. Western Oregon: 6 tackles (5 solos, 1 assist) with 2.5 TFLs (7 yds)... Posted 4 stops (1-3-4) plus sack and forced fumble against Portland State QB Connor Kavanaugh.
2008: Only saw action in Central Arkansas game, but did not record any stats... Sidelined by injury for most of season.
2007: Played in all 11 games as a reserve... Totalled 7 tackles (4 solos, 3 assists)... Had 2-tackle games vs. Portland State (1-1-2) and Cal Poly (2-0-2)... Posted lone tackle-for-loss vs. Mustangs, stopping Matt Brennan for 4 yards on a 3rd-and-short situation.
2006: Redshirted... Named as team's Scout Defense Player of the Week after Montana State game.
PALMA HS '06: Earned All-Tri-County Athletic League, all-county and All-Central Coast Section honors as a senior... Also named to All-NorCal second team and was second-team all-state... Selected Tri-County League and team's defensive MVP... Finished 2005 season with 149 tackles... Voted as team's defensive MVP as a junior along while earning all-league, all-county and second-team all-state (underclass) accolades... Finished with 67 tackles as a junior... Also lettered in basketball and volleyball... Posted 142 kills and 10 blocks during 2005 volleyball season... Member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born in Monterey, Calif.... Majoring in economics... Parents are Dave & Deanne Sobotka... Pretended to be Michael Jordan in his younger days.
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