53 Isaiah Irving
Isaiah  Irving


Vacaville, Calif.

High School:
Cypress Creek HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 241




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

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


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

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


Cornerback Andre Chachere Named 1st Team All-Mountain West

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


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.


Spartans Host Air Force In 2016 CEFCU Stadium Finale

It's Senior Night for 17 Spartans.


San Jose State at Oregon State Football

Oregon State overcame a 21-14 halftime deficit to defeat San Jose State, 35-21, on September 19.

AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed five seasons with the Spartans... Played in 47 games with 37 starting assignments... Has experience playing as a defensive end and as an outside linebacker... First joined the team for 2013 spring practice.

2016: Honorable mention All-Mountain West...Played in 12 and started 11 games... Had his most productive season at the major college level... Led the team and was third in the Mountain West in quarerback sacks per game (0.58)... Second on the team and tied for seventh in the Mountain West in tackles for loss per game (0.92)... His seven quarterback sacks for the season nearly doubled his first three seasons of 4.0 QB sacks... His 11.0 tackles for loss nearfly matched the 12.0 tackles for loss in his freshman through junior seasons... Best game of his career may have been his last for San Jose State with 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 quarterback sacks in the Fresno State win (11/26)... Invited to play in the 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game and scored a defensive touchdown on a 15-yard fumble recovery return.

2015: Started all 13 games at a defensive end position... Led the Spartan defensive linemen in total tackles with 38 and shared the unit's lead in tackles for loss at 5.0 ... Biggest play of the season was blocking a 43-yard field goal attempt by UNLV's Nicolai Bornand on the Rebels' first overtime possession... Blocked field goal preceded a San Jose State touchdown for the 33-27 overtime road victory (10/10)... Was credited with at least one tackle in 12 of 13 games... One sack during the season came in the fourth quarter of the Brigham Young contest (11/6) and preceded an 85-yard touchdown drive... Season-high six tackles and a career best 2.5 tackles for loss in the Oregon State game (9/19).

2014: Played in 11 games and had four starting calls... Three of his starts were in the first three games of the season... Final start was against Colorado State (11/1)... 17 tackles during the season... Season-high four stops in the North Dakota season-opener (8/28) and at Minnesota (9/21) and San Diego State (11/29)... Also had 1.5 tackles for loss and his one quarterback sack for the season in the finale at San Diego State.

2013: Played in 11 games and started nine times... Moved into the starting lineup for the Minnesota game and started eight of the final nine contests... Eighth on the team in total tackles and third on the squad with 5.0 tackles for loss... Had season-highs of 10 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss in the Wyoming win (10/26)... Matched his 2.0 tackles for loss in the Navy game (11/22)... One of three Spartans with two or more games of 2.0 tackles for loss... Was credited with quarterback sacks in the Wyoming and Navy games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coach Greg McCaig) and wrestling at Cypress Creek High in Houston, Texas... Was a defensive end his three varsity seasons... Qualified for the Texas Region III high school wrestling tournament as a junior and advanced to the state championship tournament as a senior.

MORE ON ISAIAH: A communication studies major... A nephew of former San José State defensive tackle and 1995 co-captain Howard Butler and LaDonna Irving, a four-year women's basketball letterwinner for the Spartans... He is a native of Oakland, Calif.


2013...FR 11 23 17 40 5.0/23 2.0 0 0 0
2014...SO 11 8 9 17 2.0/9 1.0 0 0 0
2015...JR 13 17 21 38 5.0/13 1.0 0 0 0
2016...SR 12 29 16 45 11.0/66 7.0 1 0 0
CAREER 47 77 63 140 23.0/111 11.0 1 0 0