The Spartans overcame a 6-0 defcit for a 34-13 win over Cal Poly.
Five Spartans received their fourth Academic All-MW recognition.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his fourth season with the Spartans... A linebacker hopeful... Played in 12 games combined as a freshman and a sophomore... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in February 2015... First joined the Spartans for 2015 preseason drills.
2017: Played in three of the team's first four games as a reserve linebacker and special teams player... Credited with seven tackles for the season... Single-game best three tackles and a forced fumble in the Cal Poly win (9/2)... Forced fumble led directly to a Spartan touchdown on a 22-yard fumble return by teammate Jamal Scott... Two stops each in the Texas (9/9) and Utah (9/16) contests.
2016: Appeared in nine games... Was a reserve linebacker and special teams player... His one tackle for the season came in the Portland State win (9/10).
2015: Completed a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played his high school football for Valley Christian High in San Jose (Coach Mike Machado)... The 2013 Co-Most Valuable Linebacker of the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL)... As a junior in 2013, was a San Jose Mercury News second-team All-Central Coast Section selection and a first-team All-WCAL honoree.
MORE ABOUT JESSE: Majoring in philosophy... Contemplating a career in law enforcement... Finished his high school senior year at Live Oak High in nearby Morgan Hill, Calif. ... Lists Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Lou Bryant as his favorite singers... He is a native of San José, Calif.