Special teams enjoy special day as UC Davis beats Sacramento State in Causeway Classic
UC Davis takes on rival Sacramento State trying to send head coach out with a win
Aggies lead 7-0 late into the second quarter before San Jose State rallies for big lead
The UC Davis defense kept the offense off the scoreboard in the first quarter and had four interceptions in the first half
2011: Appeared in seven games in as a backup at free safety... Posted a pair of tackles, including a solo stop in a win over San Diego at home.
FOOTHILL COLLEGE: Captured All-NorCal Conference first-team honors as a freshman and sophomore... Tallied 61 tackles with 3 interceptions and 4 pass breakups in 2009, then improved to 75 stops, 3 picks and 9 pbu in 2010... Voted Defensive MVP as a sophomore... Two-year Scholar-Athlete... Team went combined 17-5.
VALLEY CHRISTIAN HS '09: Named to All-West Catholic Athletic League and San Jose Mercury News All-Area first teams as a senior... Posted 88 stops and 4 interceptions in 2008, earning WCAL Defensive Back of the Year acclaim... Helped Warriors to 10-3 record and Central Coast Section banner as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif.... Majoring in psychology... Parents are George & Kathy Thrappas... Hopes to become a dentist/orthodontist.