There is a 30 percent increase from two years ago in the number of SJSU award winners
Offensive tackle Wes Schweitzer & linebacker Christian Tago participated in the latest Q&A.
There were 14 award categories at the 2014 football team's annual awards banquet.
Eight first-time starters seek to help the Spartans start the season on the right track.
There were a lot of smiles after the first preseason practice
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Fifth season with the Spartans... Two-year returning starter at left tackle... 31 games played with 25 starting assignments heading into 2015... Has the most starting calls of any 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 three-time academic all-conference award winner.
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.