42 Kelly Valaau
2002: HONORABLE MENTION ALL-INDEPENDENT FOOTBALL ALLIANCE... Finished 2nd on Aggie tackles chart with 57 total (19 solo, 38 assists) despite missing games vs. Sac State and Humboldt... Recorded 4.5 tackles for losses (3 solo, 3 assists) for 15 yards, including 1.5 sacks... Recovered fumbles against Saint Mary's and Texas A&M-Kingsville... Posted season-best 9 tackles on three occasions (SMC, CWU, TAMUK).
2001: Defensive recipient of team's T. PALMER MOODY AWARD for outstanding sophomore... Finished 3rd on team with 60 tackles (35 solo, 25 assists)... Led Aggie linebackers with 7.0 tackles (all solo) for losses of 26 yards... Named as team's Defensive Player of the Week twice: first for 11-tackle, 2.0-TFL effort at Abilene Christian; then for 4-3-7 performance at Texas A&M-Kingsville in first round of NCAA playoffs... Also credited for two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during the year... Scored first career TD with 23-yard interception return in fourth quarter vs. Cal Poly.
2000: Finished T10th on team with 37 tackles (10 solo, 27 assists)... Credited for 2 assisted tackles for losses of 2 yards... TFLs were against West Chester and Southern Utah... Blocked punts vs. Western Washington and Bloomsburg... Enjoyed season-best games during playoffs, posting 4 solos and 13 assists.
PASO ROBLES HS '99: Named prep All-American, second team All-Southern Section and Los Padres League Linebacker of the Year as a senior... Team won Southern Section title that year... Won first team all-league and all-county honors a junior... Earned similar second-team honors as sophomore... Also a standout in track and field, placing 7th in Masters' in shot put... Made Honor Roll all four years.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 29, 1981 in San Luis Obispo, Calif.... Exercise science major... Parents are Eneliko & Laurie Valaau... Eneliko played football at Cuesta College... Career sports highlight was interception TD vs. Cal Poly as a sophomore.