4 Christian Tago
Christian  Tago

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

High School:
Highland HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 242

Position:
LB

Experience:
4V


03/18/2017

Football Scrimmage Over In A Flash & 2016 Team Awards Handed Out

A 60-play spring practice football scrimmage only took about an hour.

03/14/2017

Shane Smith Sets SJSU Pro Day Bench Press & Standing Long Jump Records

Overall, wide receiver Dontonio Jordan turned in the fastest running times.

11/29/2016

Cornerback Andre Chachere Named 1st Team All-Mountain West

Six Spartans were honored as All-Mountain West football players.

11/26/2016

Season Ends With Best Defensive Effort Of 2016 In 16-14 Win Over Fresno State

The Spartans keep the Valley Trophy with a second-half shutout.

11/13/2016

Spartans Host Air Force In 2016 CEFCU Stadium Finale

It's Senior Night for 17 Spartans.

12/19/2015

San Jose State vs. Georgia State

AutoNation Cure Bowl

09/12/2015

Air Force 37, San Jose State 16

San Jose State fell to Air Force 37-16 in the second game of the season.

10/25/2014

San Jose State Football at Navy

San Jose State football traveled to Navy on October 25.

AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed four seasons with the Spartans... A four-year starter at a linebacker position... Three-time All-Mountain West selection... Team captain in 2015 and 2016... Only the seventh Spartan football player in school history dating back to 1893 to serve as a team captain in multiple seasons... 43 games played and 40 starts... Fifth on the San Jose State career list with 384 tackles...  Seventh on the school's list with 33.0 tackles for loss...  16 double-figure tackle games as a Spartan... Signed with San José State in February 2012 as a quarterback/linebacker hopeful... A 2012-13 San José State Scholar-Athlete... Honored by the National Consortium for Athletics and Sports on National Student-Athlete Day in 2013 and 2015.

2016: Honorable mention All-Mountain West for the second season in his career... Second on the team in tackles with 73... 12th in the Mountain West in tackles per game... Tied for fourth on the Spartans with 7.5 tackles for loss... Tenth in the Mountain West in tackles for loss per game... Had a career-high 15 tackles including 11 solo stops in the UNLV win (10/29)... Also 14 tackles against Air Force (11/19)... Single-game high 2.5 tackles for loss in his final college game - the Fresno State win (11/26)... One of four team captains.

2015: One of four team captains... Only team captain who was a non-senior... Second-team All-Mountain West linebacker... Team leader in tackles with a personal single-season best 125 and tackles for loss with 9.0... 21st nationally and third in the Mountain West in total tackles per game with his 9.6 average... Six games with double-digit tackle counts during the season... Then career-high 14 tackles in the Air Force game (9/12) despite playing only three quarters... Blocked a field goal try in the New Mexico win (10/24)... Named the team's Most Inspirational Player at its annual post-season awards banquet for the second consecutive year... Was on the Polynesian Player of the Year preseason watch list.

2014: Honorable mention All-Mountain West linebacker... Played and started in 10 games... Shared the team lead in tackles with 96... Had five games with 10 or more tackles... Notched his career high 13 tackles in the overtime win at Wyoming (10/18)... His tackle for loss on 4th-and-3 in overtime gave San Jose State its first extra period win since 1997... Matched that number at Fresno State (11/8) three weeks later... His 10 unassisted tackles at Fresno State were the most by a Spartan in a 2014 game... Had 11-tackle performances at Auburn (9/6), Navy (10/25) and Hawai'i (11/15)... Had at least six tackles in each game he played... Second on the Spartans with 5.0 tackles for loss... Had a season-high 2.0 tackles for loss at Fresno State... Named the team's Most Inspirational Player at its annual post-season awards banquet.

2013: Played in 11 games and started eight times... A College Football News All-Freshman Team honorable mention linebacker...Second on the team in tackles with 90... Recorded his season-high 12 tackles in the Colorado State (10/12) and UNLV (11/2) victories... Three double-figure tackle games for the season starting with 10 at Minnesota (9/21)... Topped the Spartans and was 10th in the Mountain West with 10.5 tackles for loss... 9.5 of his tackles for loss came during conference action... Had four games with a season-high 2.0 tackles for loss starting with the Hawai'i win (10/5)... Achieved the same feat in the Colorado State, UNLV and Fresno State (11/29) victories... Shared the team lead with 4.0 quarterback sacks... Added an interception in the Hawai'i win.... One of six Spartans to block a PAT or field goal try with the team's final block of the season against #16-Fresno State.

2012: Completed a redshirt season... Saw early practice action at quarterback before moving to linebacker for the rest of the year.

HIGH SCHOOL: All-purpose player who played five different positions for Highland High in Palmdale, Calif. (Coaches Troy Jackson, Randy Black)... Completed 295 of 504 passes for 4,758 yards and 47 touchdowns as a quarterback... Scored 24 touchdowns on 212 carries in three varsity seasons... Team's Most Valuable Player, the Golden League Most Valuable Player, a first-team All-C.I.F. Division II, and a CalHi Sports fourth-team all-state all-purpose player as a senior... Was his team's Offensive Most Valuable Player, team captain and a first-team all-league and all-valley selection as a junior... The Most Valuable Player in the 2012 Los Angeles Daily News All-Star Game... Also was an outside hitter on the boys' volleyball team.

MORE ON CHRISTIAN: Majored in justice studies... Is a second cousin of teammate Jeremiah Kolone... Enjoys bowling... He is a native of Harbor City, Calif.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR G UT AT TOTAL TFL/YDS. SK INT DEF
2012...Redshirt
2013...FR 11 49 41 90 10.5/39 4.0 1 0
2014...SO 10 61 35 96 5.0/9 0.0 0 4
2015...JR 13 68 57 125 9.0/34 1.0 0 1
2016...SR 9 44 29 73 7.5/21 0.0 0 1
CAREER 43 222 162 384 33.0/103 5.0 1 6