Velichko caps a college football career with induction into the Hampshire Honor Society.
Tim Crawley and linebacker/long snapper Mark Amann pick up more academic honors.
15 student-athletes are graduating as cum laude, summa cum laude or magna cum laude.
15 Spartans now are listed on NFL off-season rosters.
SJSU student-athletes, teams and coaches recognized.
AT SAN JOSE STATE: Five seasons with the Spartans… Three-year starter at left tackle… 44 games played and 38 starts… Has the most starting calls of Spartan on the offensive side of the ball… Has experience playing left and right tackle… Honored in 2012 and 2015 on National Student-athlete Day by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports… A four-time academic all-conference award winner… A 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII honoree... 2016 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society honoree.
2015: Second-team All-Mountain West selection… Elected team captain prior to the start of the season… Started all 13 games to extend his consecutive games starting streak to 37… Anchored the offensive line at left tackle that was the second in school history to pave the way for 2,000-plus rushing yards and 20-plus touchdowns and 2,000-plus passing yards and 20 touchdowns… Rated one of the top-10 offensive tackles by ProFootballFocus.com during the season… Named the Outstanding Offensive Lineman at the team’s annual awards banquet.
2014: Was the most experienced offensive lineman on the team... Anchored a unit that had three freshman starters... Played and started in each of the 12 games... Guarded the quarterback's blind side and was part of an offense that completed 60 percent of its passes for the fourth year in a row and gained more yards rushing despite a number of injuries at the running back and quarterback positions... Named the team's Scholar-Athlete for the third year in a row at the squad's annual awards banquet.
2013: One of three offensive linemen to play and start all 12 games... Key member of an offensive line that helped set a school record 493.2 yards of total offense per game... Provided consistent pass protection that allowed one sack every 23.6 pass attempts - an improvement of 5.6 more passes between sacks compared to 2012... Run blocking helped the team average 0.5 yards more per rush compared to the previous season.
2012: Played in seven games and was a starter at left tackle for the Colorado State victory (9/22)... Named the team's Scholar-Athlete at the team's annual awards banquet.
2011: Completed a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A versatile offensive lineman at Chaparral High in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Coach Charlie Ragle)... Teams posted a combined 27-1 win-loss record in 2009 and 2010 Class 5A2 competition... As a senior, was an all-state selection by multiple outlets and was a first team all-city and all-region player... Two-sport letterwinner advanced to the 2010 Arizona state wrestling championships competing in the 189-pound division.
MORE ON WES: A chemistry major with a goal of being a pre-med student... Served summer internships in 2013 and 2014 at San José State studying the effects of atmospheric chemistry... He is a native of Scottsdale, Ariz.