Josh Vavao
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Millbrae, Calif.

High School:
Mills HS '98

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 265

Position:
DR

Major:
Exercise Science

2001: Finished 10th on team, 3rd among defensive linemen with 39 total tackles (13 solo, 26 assists)... Tied for 3rd on team with 7 tackles for losses of 16 yards... Matched season-best 7 tackles twice ? at Saint Mary?s and at Texas A&M-Kingsville in NCAA first-round playoff.

2000: Compiled 19 total tackles (4 solo, 15 assists) in 10 games played... Had 2-5-7 chart vs. Mesa State for season-best outing... Blocked key FG attempt during Causeway Classic to end 2nd quarter... Had 3 tackles for losses of 4 yards, including a sack vs. Cal Poly.

CAREER POSTSEASON: 2 solos, 8 assists for 10 total in three games.

1999: Appeared in 9 games as a reserve... Credited for 8.0 tackles (4 solo, 8 assists), including 1 for a loss vs. Sacramento State, throwing running back Charles Roberts for a 5-yard loss in the 4th quarter.

1998: Redshirted.

MILLS HS ?98: Earned first team all-county and All-Peninsula Athletic League in both football and wrestling... Won PAL title in wrestling as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 18, 1980 in Burlingame, Calif... Turns 22 on day of first preseason practice... Majoring in exercise science... Father, Mayne, played D-line at UC Riverside... Lists Mayne as sports hero... Lists mother, Alice, as non-sports hero... Pregame ritual includes listening to music with Ryan Cacanando... Favorite opposing stadium to play: Sacramento State?s Fred Anderson Field.