The SAMMYS were handed out for academic, athletics and community service excellence.
There are 13 returning starters among more than 80 players suiting up for spring practice.
The Spartans played their best defensive game of the season.
San Jose State scored the first and last touchdowns of the game.
San José State can even its record in Mountain West play at UNLV.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his third season with the Spartans... A returning starter in the defensive line... Projected to play a nose tackle position in 2017... Joined the team for the first time for 2015 preseason drills.
2016: Played and started in 11 games... 33 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss... Had a tackle for loss in five of the 11 games he played... Tied for third on the team with 3.0 quarterback sacks... Season-high seven tackles and a sack in the season opener at Tulsa (9/3)... Season-high 2.0 tackles for loss and a quarterback sack at New Mexico (10/1)...Shared the team lead and tied for 30th nationally with two fumble recoveries... Came up with fumble recoveries against Hawai'i (10/8) and in the Fresno State win (11/26).
2015: Appeared in seven games and was a starter in the regular-season finale vs. Boise State (11/27)... Much of his playing time came in the final three games of the season... Credited with six tackles and a pass break-up in his first season of major college action... Had a tackle in five of the seven games he played... Was credited with a season-high two tackles in the AutoNation Cure Bowl win over Georgia State (12/19).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Chaparral High in Temecula, Calif. ... Did play high school football as a senior... Played his junior season at Murrieta (Calif.) Mesa High (Coach Justin Schaeffer) and was a second-team All-Southwestern League selection... Credited with 61 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles... Was invited to play in the 2015 Inland Empire vs. Orange County All-Star Football Game... Competed in basketball and track and field for Murrieta Mesa High... Threw the shot put in track and field.
MORE ON BRYSON: A justice studies major... Enjoys playing the viola... He is a native of Fullerton, Calif.