There were five pass plays of 30 or more yards.
Five Spartans have earned the academic honor each of their four years.
The longest play of the day led to the first of two short touchdown runs.
There are 13 returning starters among more than 80 players suiting up for spring practice.
San Jose State outscored the Bulldogs, 10-6, in the second half.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his third season with the Spartans... A versatile tight end who gives the Spartans a big, long target on pass plays and a capable blocker... 25 games played and 13 starts in his first two seasons... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in February 2015... Named to the 2015 and 2016 Academic All-Mountain West teams... 2017 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar.
2016: Appeared in all 12 contests... Was a starter nine times... Had three receptions for the season... Scored his only touchdown of the season on a 1-yard catch vs. Utah (9/17)... Season-long 19-yard reception at Iowa State (9/24)... Caught one pass in the San Diego State game.
2015: Played in all 13 games... A starter four times including each of the final three contests... Biggest reception of the season was his 1-yard over-the-head, back-to-the-endline fourth quarter touchdown catch with 2:40 remaining in the AutoNation Cure Bowl victory ver Georgia State... Finished the season with four receptions... First major college start was in the Fresno State win (9/26) which also included his season-long 24-yard catch... Also caught a pass in the UNLV trimpuh (10/10) and against BYU (11/6).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 all-state honoree by CalHiSports and MaxPreps... Played tight end and defensive end at Paso Robles (Calif.) High (Coach Rich Schimke)... Caught 42 passes for 608 yards and eight touchdowns during his junior and senior seasons... Averaged 18.1 yards per catch and had seven of his eight touchdown receptions result in touchdowns... Played outside linebacker and scored with two pass interceptions...Was named the San Luis Obispo County's, the C.I.F. Central Section's Northern Division and the Pac-5 League's Defensive Player of the Year... Was a forward on the boys' basketball team.
MORE ON JOSH: A business administration major... Enjoys snowboarding... Rene Oliver, his dad, played college football in the late 1980's for Cal Poly... An uncle, Clancy Oliver, was a defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 and 1970 and the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973. One of his second cousins is Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher Darren Oliver... He is a native of Templeton, Calif.
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