The Dan Hawkins era will open on the road against a Mountain West Conference foe, the fifth time in as many seasons the Aggies faced an opponent from this league
Manusamoa Luuga, Inoke Raikadroka and Keelan Doss among 10 UC Davis players honored overall
Aggies and Hornets to square off at Aggie Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday
2016: ALL-BIG SKY HONORABLE MENTION...Started all 11 games of the season… Ranked 11th in conference for tackles for loss… Totaled 10 yards for loss with an average of 0.91 yards per game… Finished with a total of 33.5 tackles (25 unassisted)… Recorded a sack against Northern Colorado for a loss of eight yards and another against Sacramento State for a loss of four… Had a season-high six tackles and loss of 14 yards at Wyoming.
2015: Started 9 of 11 games played, collecting 33 tackles (18 solos), including 2.0 TFLs and 1.5 sacks... Had big back-to-back games late in the season, picking up 10 tackles against Southern Utah and then following with nine the next week at Weber State... Sacked SUU QB Ammon Olsen for a four-yard loss late in the fourth quarter and then shared a sack with DT Inoke Raikadroka against QB Jadrian Clark for an 8-yard loss early in the second half at Weber State... Had tackles in all but one game.
2014: Appeared in 10 games, picking up starts against Montana and Sacramento State... Tied with LB Steven Pitts with 6.5 TFLs, including two sacks... TFL losses totaled 23 yards, tied for second-most on the team... Had 41 tackles, ranking sixth on squad... Had a career-high nine tackles (4 solo) against Northern Colorado, had eight stops at Portland State (6 solo) and assisted on six tackles at Colorado State... Brought down Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams for a one-yard loss for his first sack of the season, and then got to Northern Colorado's Sean Rubalcaba for a five-yard loss for his second... One of four Aggies with at least two sacks last season.
2013: Played in nine games as a true freshman... Had 11 tackles, three of them sacks totaling 12 yards... Sack total was third-best on the team... All of his sacks came over the final two games of the season: he had two for 10 yards against North Dakota and then added a two-yard sack at Sacramento State in season finale... His first career sack was a seven-yarder against Ryan Bartels in the first quarter against Montana... Had two tackles against both Montana and North Dakota... Added a 0.5 TFL against the Grizzlies..
TRUCKEE HS '13: Earned a pair of varsity letters at Truckee HS, picking up Division I-A All-State honors from Nevada each season... Tallied 125 total tackles, including 18 sacks, while being named the Defensive Player of the Year for the Division I-A North... Forced 5 fumbles and had 38 TFL's as well... Also earned all-league first-team honors in 2011 and 2012, collecting 5 sacks during his junior season... Was named his league's defensive player of the year this past season... Helped lead Truckee to state championships both seasons.
PERSONAL:Born Truckee, Calif... Environmental policy analysis and planning... Honor roll every semester in high school... Parents are Joseph Pettit and Tessa Rebold... Has a twin brother, Jake.
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