5 Frank Ginda
Frank  Ginda


Los Banos, Calif.

High School:
Pacheco HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 245




2018 SAMMY Awards Honors Best Of San José State University Athletics

The SAMMYS were handed out for academic, athletics and community service excellence.


Eight San Jose State Players Attract 30 Scouts For Pro Timing Day

24 NFL teams had scouts, assistant coaches and player personnel people in attendance.


38 Student-Athletes Honored As Academic All-Mountain West

Five Spartans have earned the academic honor each of their four years.


Four San Jose State Football Players Earn All-Mountain West Honors

Ginda, Carrizosa, Crawford & Gonzalez are honored.


Football Heads Into Off Season On High Note

For the fifth time in the last seven seasons, the Spartans end a season on a winning note.


San Jose State vs. Tulsa Football, September 3, 2016

The Spartans opened the season losing to Tulsa, 45-10.


BYU 17, San Jose State 16

The Spartans fall to BYU, on November 6, 2015.

AT SAN JOSE STATE: Finished three seasons with the Spartans... Decided to pursue a professsional football career in January 2018... A three-season starter at a linebacker position... 38 games played and 35 starting calls... #8 on the San José State career list for tackles with 352... Tied for #9 on the university's career list for tackles for loss at 29.0... 17 games played with 10 or more tackles... Single-game career-high 19 tackles vs. Fresno State (10/7/17)... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in December 2014 and joined the program for the 2015 spring semester... A three-time Academic All-Mountain West award recipient.... 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 honoree...  First Spartan linebacker to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition.

2017: One of three Spartans to start in all 13 games... First-team All-Mountain West selection... National leader in tackles per game at 13.3... Set a Mountain West single-season record with 173 total tackles... Total tackle count ranked as #8 by a NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) player in a season since 2000... 13.31 tackles per game average ranked as #20 by a NCAA Division I FBS player in a season since 2000... 11 games with 10 or more tackles including single-game career-high 19 vs. Fresno State (10/7)... Led the team and tied for sixth in the Mountain West with three forced fumbles.

2016: Played in 12 games and started 10 times... Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for his matching his single-game career high 14 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks in the Fresno State win (11/26)... Topped the team in total tackles with 99 stops and 11.5 tackles for loss... Five games with 10 or more tackles... Single-game career best 14 tackles in the opener at Tulsa (9/3) and in each of the last two games against Air Force (11/19) and at Fresno State... Was fifth in the Mountain West for tackles for loss and had at least 1.0 in seven games... Shared team high honors and was ranked in the Mountain West's top-10 with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... Tied for 30th nationally and seventh in the conference in fumble recoveries... Ninth in the Mountain West in forced fumbles... Second on the team and fourth in the Mountain West with 6.5 quarterback sacks...  Only defensive player on the team to score a touchdown with his 19-yard fumble return against Hawai'i (10/8)... First major college interception came at San Diego State (10/21).

2015: Played in 13 games and made 12 starts... Started the most games by a 2015 San Jose State first-time freshman... Most starts in a season by a Spartan freshman linebacker since the 2010 season... Only game he did not start was at Air Force (9/12)... Named the team's Freshman of the Year at the team's annual awards banquet... Third on the team in tackles with 80... Fourth among Mountain West freshmen for most total tackles... Had at least four tackles in every game... Most productive game was his season-high 14 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in the UNLV overtime win (10/10)... Led the team with eight solo stops and had nine total tackles at Auburn (10/3).

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 CalHiSports.com first-team all-state choice for medium-sized schools from Pacheco High in Los Banos, Calif. (Coach David Snapp)... A two-time first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honoree that was credited with 115 tackles and 8.0 tackles for loss as a senior... Became the school's first 1,000-yard rusher in a season with 1,087 yards scoring 17 touchdowns on 120 carries in 2013... Averaged 8.8 yards per carry and scored 25 touchdowns during his high school career... Also lettered in basketball and track and field... Was a sprinter and a shot put and discus thrower in track and field.

MORE ON FRANK: A communication studies major... Lists "When The Game Stands Tall" and "Lucy" as two of his favorite movies... A native of Los Banos, Calif.


2015...FR 13 42 38 80 4.5/9 1.0 1 0 0 3
2016...SO 12 50 49 99 11.5/48 6.5 2 2 1 1
2017...JR 13 94 79 173 13.0/43 2.0 3 0 0 3
CAREER 38 186 166 352 29.0/100 9.5 6 2 1 7