The Spartans played their best defensive game of the season.
AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his second season with the Spartans... Competing for playing time in the defensive line... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in February 2017.
2017: Originally scheduled for a redshirt season, but played as a reserve defensive lineman in three of the team's last four games... Credited with three assisted tackles for the season... Season-high two stops came in the Nevada game (11/11).
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coach Michael Van Dyke) and basketball at Wheatland (Calif.) High School... Was credited with 121 tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss 7.0 quarterback sacks, and three forced fumbles in the last 15 football games he played... Caught 11 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown as a tight end on offense.
MORE ON CHRISTIAN: Plans to focus on a special education curriculum... Would like to become a special needs teacher... Favorite movies include "Friday Night Lights," "Gridiron Gang," and "Dog Pound"... He is a native of Olivehurst, Calif.