The Spartans keep the Valley Trophy with a second-half shutout.
At practice, you can see the veterans getting the newcomers ready for the season.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his fourth season with the Spartans... Competing for playing time as a linebacker... Has seen action as a linebacker, safety and special teams player... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in February 2014.
2016: Played in all 12 games... Was a starting linebacker in the season opener at Tulsa (9/3) and against Air Force (11/19)... Credited with 17 tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss... Was in on a tackle in six of the 12 games... Season-high five tackles in each of his two starts... Had the team's only blocked punt of the season... Broke through for a block that resulted in an 11-yard touchdown drive in the 16-14 win at Fresno State (11/26).
2015: Did not have any game action.
2014: Completed the season as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 first-team all-city and All-Los Angeles Wave defensive back for Dorsey High in Los Angeles (Coach Paul Knox)... Credited with 60 tackles and three pass interceptions in his senior season... Excelled as a wide receiver... Caught 42 passes for 614 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012... Played in the December 2013 DB Guru Veterans Bowl in Fresno, Calif., and the January 2014 B2G West Coast Bowl in Redondo Beach, Calif. ... Two-sport letterwinner was a 400-meter runner and long jumper in track and field.
MORE ON DAVID: A communication studies major... Enjoys participating in local charitable activities... Rapper DJ Quik is one of his uncles... David is a native of Los Angeles.