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USD FOOTBALL SINCE 1990: "SUCCESS ON THE FIELD & IN THE CLASSROOM" RECORD: ♦ 7 Winning Campaigns Overall Record of 67-51-1 (.567 Win %) ♦ 40 First Team All-PFL selections 32 Second Team All-PFL selections 33 PFL All-Academic selections 51 PFL Players of the Week Dylan Mora selected Sports Network Mid-Major 1st Team All-America at punter in 2001 Jeb Dougherty selected NCAA Division I-AA All-America in 1996 Doug Popovich selected AFCA 3rd Team All-America in 1995 Robert Ray selected NCAA Division III All-America in 1992 Four Sports Network All-Americans Five First Team Verizon Academic All-Americans; Three Second Team. Three National Strength & Conditioning Association All-Americans ALL-AMERICANS: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ CONFERENCE: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Jumped to NCAA Division I-AA in 1993 Member of Pioneer Football League (PFL)

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The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has recognized a Torero football player every year Three have been named Burger King National Scholar-Athletes of the Week 75 of USD's current school records have been established since 1990 Team ranked #2 in Net Punting in 1994 NCAA I-AA Evan Hlavacek (1993-96, RB & WR), a member of the Albany Firebirds in the Arena Football League, led the 2000 team with 97 tackles as a defensive specialist; the 1999 team was crowned the AFL World Champions. Dylan Ching (1996-99), the program's all– time leader in receiving, was a 3rd round pick by the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders. He is still playing in the CFL.

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Table ofContents USD TOREROS 2002 MEDIA GUIDE USD Football - 'A Tradition of Excellence': Table of Contents: 2002 Team Outlook: Head Coach Kevin McGarry: Inside Front Cover Pagel Page 2 Coordinators Greg Quick & Jason DesJarlais: USD Assistant Coaching Staff: USD Alphabetical/Numerical Rosters: USD AII-PFL Returners: Meet The Toreros: USD Strength & Conditioning: NonConference Opponents: Pioneer Football League: PFL Opponents: Final 200 l Statistics: All-Time USD Award Winners: All-Time USD Records: I-AA Torero Leaders: Academic Support Program: University Profile: USD Athletic Facilities: San Diego, 'America's Finest City': People To Know At USD: Tom Iannacone, Dir. of Athletics: Athletic Department Staff: USD Verizon/Academic All-Americans: Primary Media Outlets: 2002 Schedule: Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Pages 41-43 Page 44 Inside Back Cover Back Cover USDATHLETICS- (619) 260-4803 Director of Athletics: Tom Iannacone Associate Director of Athletics: Dan Yourg Associate A.D./Senior Woman Administrator: Jo-Ann Nester Associate A.D. for Athletic Development: Brian Fogarty Assistant A.D./Marketing & Promotions: Renee Wiebe Assistant A.D./Compliance Coordinator: Mike Matoso Director of Academic Support: Shaney Fink Director of Facilities: John Martin Assistant Director of Facilities: Andy Fee Director of Jenny Craig Pavilion: Carl Reed Assistant Director of JCP/Events Manager: Derek Hillestad Athletic Ticket Manager: Tony Valle Transportation: John Cunningham Director of Intramurals/Recreation: Gary Becker Director of Summer Camps: Mary Johnson Adm. Assistants: Georgia Gordon, Pauline Thonnard, Donna Holston, Charlene Ables Head Athletic Trainer: Carolyn Greer, M.A., A.T., C. Assistant Athletic Trainers: Suzi Higgins & Paul Signorelli Strength/Conditioning Coach: Dean Aresco Women's Volleyball : Jennifer Petrie Men's & Women's Cross Country: Rich Cota Page 3 Page 4 Pages 5-6 Pages 7-8 Pages 9-10 Pages 11 - 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Pages 21-22 Pages 23-24 Page 25 Pages 26-30 Pages 31-34

FOOTBALL STAFF (619) 260-4740

Kev in McGarry (7th Year; 25th Overall)

Head Coach:

Greg Quick (4th Year) Jason DesJarlais ( Ist Year) Joe Rosiello (3rd Year) Mike Ri sh ( 19th Year) Thad Porlas (2nd Year) Richard Sanchez ( Ist Year) Kyle Slusser (I st Year) Charlie Stansbury ( Ist Year) Sandie Hughes (8th Year)

Offensive Coor/Off. Line: Defensive Coor./Linebackers:

Special Teams Coor./Defensive Line:

Receivers Coach: Quarterbacks Coach: Running Backs Coach:

Inverts Coach:

Tight Ends Coach:

Administrative Assistant:

Steffanie Doolan (3rd Yr.); Kelly Lyman ( Ist Yr.)

Team Managers:

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF (619) 260-4745 Associate Director of Athletics for Media Relations: Ted Gosen Home Phone: (858) 486-3284 Gosen E-Mail Address: tgosen@ Assi stant: Nick Mirkovich Mirkovich E-Mail Address: Student Assistant: Adam Camey SID Fax Phone: (6 I9) 260-2990 USD HotLine: (619) 260-2323 Press Box Phone: (619) 260-2982 2002 l 1 SD Football \lcdia Guide Cn•dits: Ted Gosm, Editor and La~ out Brock Scott (Scott Photo), Photograph~, Front CO\er La~out

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1949 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492 Dr. Alice B. Hayes Mitch Malachowski 7,062 Toreros Columbia Blue, Navy & White USD Torero Stadium (Capacity 6,000; Built in 196 I)




The University of San Diego, which sponsors sixteen NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams, competes under the athletic nickname ofToreros. In 1961, the Most Reverend Bishop Buddy, the founding father of USO, announced that the school's nickname would change from Pioneers to Toreros. "The name Toreros is keeping with the friendly relationship which exists between San Diego and Mexico," His Excellency said at the time. Torero comes from the spanish term toro, the bull, and from the word torear, to fight bulls. All of the contestants in the ring are called toreros. Torero is a general term describing a bullfighter and signifies courage, honor and fidelity. USO student-athletes, like the Torero, represent a willingness to stand alone in the ring and accept the challenge. The 2000-2001 school year marked the 40th anniversary with Toreros as the official nickname for USO athletic teams.

Women's Soccer: John Cossaboon Men's Soccer: Seamus McFadden Men's Basketball: Brad Holland Women ' s Basketball: Kathy Marpe Women's Swimming & Diving: Mike Keeler

Men's Baseball: Rich Hill Men's Golf: Tim Moher Women's Tennis: Sherri Stephens

Men's Tennis: Tom Hagedorn Men's Rowing: Brooks Dagman Women's Rowing: Leeanne Crain Women's Softball: Melissa McElvain Head Team Physicians: Paul Murphy, MD Associate Team Physicians : Jerry Hizon, MD; Rich Uhler, DO; Calvin Wong, MD; Ken Anderson, DO.

2 TOREROS LOOK TO CONTINUE SUCCESSFUL WAYS IN 2002 Seventh year head coach Kevin McGarry returns 54 players and 9 starters from last year's 6-3 club that finished tied for second place in the Pioneer Football League. Despite losing some key players from last year's successful campaign, McGarry believes there is plenty to be excited about with his returning class and excellent group of newcomers. The offense will again be directed by junior QB Eric Rasmussen, a 2001 Honorable Mention All-PFL pick a year ago after completing 147-of-254 passes for 2,035 yards and 15 TDs. He ranked 2nd in the PFL in both passing efficiency and total offense. He will have a solid core ofreceivers to throw to - senior Anthony Valanos; sophomore wideouts Michael Gasperson and Jerome Foster; junior tight ends Jeff Incerty and Kyle O'Connor; and multi-purpose athletes Brent Labarrere and Adam Hannula. Rasmussen will be pushed by junior QB Brian Kirkpatrick, a quality backup with a cannon for an arm who should see playing time this year, and redshirt freshman Adam Hannula. The Toreros' backfield will be led by the senior tandem ofRB Kenneth Villalobos and TB Phillip Thrash. Villalobos earned Offensive Player of the Year honors last season after rushing for a team-best 592 yards and 11 TDs. Thrash placed second on the team with 418 yards rushing. The running back group will also be bolstered by the efforts of senior FB Joseph Tagaloa and sophomore RB Baxter Box. No doubt, the success of USD's running attack will be spearheaded by the return of senior center Justin Dixon, a two-time First Team All-PFL pick. He has been one of the best and most

Season Outlook

consistent offensive linemen in the PFL the past two seasons. Additionally, senior guard Uzman Nazir will join Dixon on the offensive line and provide leadership and be a mainstay of the offensive unit. Others expected to see action include sophomore returners Jason Kehrer (6- 3, 229, left tackle) and Keith Zapalac ( 6-4, 255, right tackle), and transfers Ariel Bellofiore ( 6-1, 341, Idaho, left guard) and Matt Shubert (6-5, 276, Sacramento State, right tackle). The defense was hardest hit by graduating seniors, but like the offense, has enough key starters and returners back to again be a stingy unit for its opponents. The 2001 Torero defense ranked 14th in the nation in rushing defense. Leading the way will be junior LB Andy Guzenski, a 200 I Honorable Mention All-PFL pick after leading the team in tackles with 59 stops. He will be joined in the middle by senior linebacker Michael DiPasquale -- they will be pushed by senior Michael Zimmerman and sophomore Jeffrey Langdon. The defensive line unit will be in good hands with a quality group of returners -- senior tackle Josh Noga (5-11, 281 ), senior Michael Tabata (6-1, 208), junior end Chris Conroy (6-2, 237), junior NG Kevin Reade (6-1, 267), and sophomores Ashur Benjamin (6-1, 242) and Daniel Howard (6-4, 237). Howard tied a USD single-game record against Wagner in the team's season final after being credited with three quarterback sacks. Transfer Greg Erlbaum (6-3, 283), who joined the Toreros last spring, will compete for one of the starting spots at tackle. Look for senior veteran Wesley Morgan and junior Gavin Ng to get the starting nods at comer back where the Toreros expect to be very strong. The rest of the secondary slots wi II be competed for by some quality returners who have been waiting in the wings -- junior

Adam Combs (4th on team in tackles with 52) and senior Marvin Banks are back at invert; senior Tim Duerr and junior Bryan Newbrough will battle it out for the starting nod at free safety; and junior Kyle Fitzgerald and sophomore Paul Kumer are the leading candidates for rover. The special teams unit will be led by junior return specialist Gavin Ng, a 2002 Pre– Season All-America Candidate (The Sports Network). Last year Ng averaged 36.9 yards on kickoff returns and 9.4 yards on punt returns . Look for Baxter Box and Joseph Tagaloa to also get a chance to make some returns in 2002. The Toreros have a trio of quality kickers that wi II be competing to replace graduated senior Dylan Mora, a 2001 All-America punter and the team's top kicker a year ago. Returners Brent Labarrere and Rafael Ocampo are back, and will be pushed by transfer Adam Will– PFL COACHES' POLL North iams (Saddleback JC). The Toreros will be embarking on one of their toughest schedules y~t since joining the I-AA ranks back in 1993.

South Jacksonville (6) ... 12 Morehead St. (2) . 15 Davidson .............. 22 Austin Peay (1) ... 25

Dayton (7) •••• 9 Drake (1) .... 16 USD (1) ..,.... 20 Valparaiso... 32 Butler ......... 33

After opening the season at NAIA power Azusa Pacific, the Toreros will also travel to Ivy League opponent Yale University on September 21st. Nonconference home dates include La Verne, PFL South champion Jacksonville, along with West– ern Oregon and Southern Oregon. The Toreros will also have to face PFL North Division oppo– nents Butler, Valparaiso, Drake and perrenial power Dayton.

* 1st Place votes in parenthesis * Coaches were not a11owed to vote fQr their own team.

Head Coach Kevin McGarry KEVIN McGARRY + 7th Season as Torero Head Coach • 25th Season 011 USD Coaching Staff


The University of San Diego celebrates its 40th year of football this season, and head coach Kevin McGarry enters his 27th season of involvement with the program. Entering his 7th year at the helm, he also played two seasons (l 976-77), and was an assistant coach for eighteen seasons. With 54 returners and 9 starters back from last season, McGarry is optimistic the Toreros will continue their success off of last year's 6-3 campaign. The 200 I club also tied for second pl ace in the Pioneer Football League and ranked 14th among NCAA I-AA teams in rushing defense. Coach McGarry enters the 2002 season with a six-year record of 29-31. In 1997 McGarry directed the Toreros to an 8-3 overall mark and a school-best second place finish in the Pioneer Football League with its 4-1 mark. The 1997 campaign was USD ' s best showing si nce moving to the NCAA Division I-AA ranks and the PFL confere nce in 1993. The '97 club became onl y the fourth USD squad to achieve at least eight victories in 35 years of Torero football , and it was the program's most victories since the 1981 season. The team's 33.6 points per game average ranks second all -time in USD football.

The tenth coach to direct the Torero football program since its start in 1956, Kev in is the first USD graduate to head the position. McGarry is no stranger to USD football. Prior to being named the head coach in 1996, he was an assistant coach at the University of San Diego for eighteen seasons, including the last fourteen as the defensive coordinator and defensive bac ks coach. He became a full-time assistant for football in 1985 - hi s first seven years ( 1978-84) were split between football, women's softball (head coach) and as an elementary school teacher. In addition to his on-the-field duties, Kevi n was also responsible for recruiting and as li aison for the USD Football Alumni Club.

"Kev in ' s years of experience at USD have prepared him well for this position," stated Tom Iannacone, Director of Athletics. "He clearly understands the role of the football program within the mi ssion of the uni versity."

Over the past twenty-four seasons with Kevin on the coaching staff, USD has accumul ated an overall record of 130-105-3, including seventeen seasons with records of .500 or better. Of the nine USD foo tball players that have been named GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans since 1981, eight have come from the defensive side of the ball, including seven defensive backs. In 1987 the Torero defense set a school record for shutouts in a season with four, and the team gave up just I00 points in ten contests and finished 6-3- 1. Prior to joining the USO coaching staff in 1978, Kevin was a two-year letterwinner on the USO footba ll squad ( 1976-77), earni ng co-Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1977. He pl ayed two years ( 1974-75) at Saddleback College in Mi ss ion Viejo, California, earning Most Valuable Player honors in 1975. He received both hi s Bachelor of Arts in Education ( 1979), and hi s Master' s Degree in Education Admin istration ( 1985) from the Un ivers ity of San Diego. Kevin and Mary Ann , of Scripps Ranch, have fo ur chi ldren: twins Pat and Mike ( 15 year-o lds), Timbo ( 12- year-o ld), and Matt (6-year-old). HEAD COACH KEVIN McGARRY'S CAREER RECORD

Year 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 Career

Win 6 4

Win% .667 .400 .500 .200 .727 .400 .483

Loss 3 6 5 8 3 ~ 31

5 2 8 ~ 29


Torero Coordinators

GREG QUICK Offensive Coordinator & Offensive Line Coach Greg Quick returns for his fourth season where he will again be the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. While directing his "Surf & Turf" offense at USO, numerous Toreros have excelled in hi s system - most notably receiver Dylan Ching, quarter– back Mike Stadler and running back Oscar Arzu, all recent graduates who entertained the Torero fans while setting both single season and career records. Prior to USO, the Painesville, Ohio na–

tive spent the previous decade orchestrating the renewal of two NCAA Division Ill football programs. At St. Norbert College, in DePere, Wisconsin, he directed his squad to a share of the division title in 1994; and while at the University of Chicago, helped the 1993 pro–

gram amass the most wins since the Amos Alonzo Stagg team of 1929. Other coaching stops have included Claremont-Mudd Colleges (Def. Coor. ; 1988-89), Edinboro University (Def. Coor. ; 1986-88), New Mexico State (LB's; 1985-86), Heidelberg College (Off. Coor.; 1984-85), St. Edward HS (Def. Coor.; 1983-84), and Emporia State (Def. Coor.; 1981-83 and Off. Line; 1979-81 ). Coach Quick's playing career at Baldwin-Wallace College in Brea, Ohio, was highlighted by the team winning the 1978 NCAA Divi sion III National Champi– onship. An accomplished motivational speaker, Quick has delivered his "Quick Success" message to numerous businesses and organizations. Greg and his wife Jeannie, who have been married 23 years, reside in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego with their six children: Phil, Nate, Bonnie, Ben, Brittany and Corey.

JASON DESJARLAIS Defensive Coordinator & Linebackers Coach Jason Desjarlais enters his first season as a full-time assistant with USO. DesJarlais, who will be the team's Defensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator, replaced Bob Tompson who returned to Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio to become the Offensive Coordinator. DesJarlais returns to USO where he was the team 's defensive line coach for the 2000 season. This past season he was defensive line coach at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. While at Bates College he was also in charge of recruiting areas for Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and Pennsy lvania. Additionally, he earned hi s certification as a Strength and Conditioning coach. Prior to first joining USO in 2000, he was defensive line coach for two seasons at Humboldt State (1998- L 999), and forone year at Western Montana College (1997) . A two-time All-America defensive lineman at Western Montana College, Jason helped lead hi s team to three Frontier Conference Championships. In 1994 and 1995, Western Montana College was

the NAIA national runner-up.

After graduating from Western Montana College in 1997 with a B.S. in Physical Education and Biology, Jason went on to earn his Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University in I999. From Ronan, Montana, Jason prepped at Ronan Hi gh School where he was a three-sport letterman .

Coaching Staff/Support Staff


2002 USD Coaching Staff (l-r) : Mike Rish Charlie Stansbury Richard Sanchez Kyle Slusser

Head Coach Kevin McGarry

Joe Rosielfo Thad Porfas Jason DesJarfais Greg Quick



Managers Kelly Lyman

Sandie Hughes



Admin. Assistant

8th Season

3rd Season

1st Season

MIKE RISH - Wide Receivers, 19th Year

Mike Rish is beginning his 19th season on the Torero staff. He returns to coach the receivers, something he has done for seventeen of the past eighteen Torero seasons. Mike played for USD from 1979-83 where he posted career numbers that make him one of the best receivers ever to play at USD -- he ranks second all-time with IO I receptions, 18 receiving touchdowns and 1,722 receiving yards. He held the school marks in all three career receiving departments from 1983 through 1997; he was passed recently by Torero re– ceiver Dylan Ching. In 1983 he was selected the team's

scholar-athlete by the National Football Foundation and College Hall ofFame. In the Toreros' nationally-televised game between Occidental in 1982, Rish was named the CBS Chevrolet Player of the Game. Mike graduated from USD with an Accounting degree in 1984. He is the Vice President for Secondary Marketing for Guild Mortgage Company in San Diego.


Assistant Coaches

JOE ROSIELLO - Defensive Line/Special Teams Coordinator, 3rd Year Joe Rosiello begins his third season with the Toreros where he will again coach the defensive line. For the second straight year he will be the program's Special Teams Coordinator. He brings a wealth of coaching experience with his most recent stop before USO being at the Coast Guard Academy where he was defensive line coach for two seasons. He also gained coaching experience at Holy Cross in 1997, assisting the linebackers; he coached the offensive line at Fordham in I996; and he was a student assistant for the offensive line at Boston University in 1995 . A 1996 graduate of Boston University where he earned his B.S. degree in Physical Education (Human Movement), Joe played two seasons at BU in I991-92 as a defensive lineman. From Brooklyn, New York, he attended Stuyvesant High School where he earned two varsity letters in football and graduated in 1991.



THAD PORLAS - Quarterbacks/2nd Year Thad Porlas begins his second season with the Toreros. This year he moves to the offensive side of the ball where he will coach the quarterbacks; last year he directed the inverts on defense. A native San Diegan, Thad and his wife Sue have three children: Dane, Kalani and Cheynna. Porlas came to USO from Mesa College where he coached four seasons with receivers and kick returners. Prior to that, he spent six years (1992-97) at Point Lorna High School coaching receivers and defensive backs -- during that stretch Point Lorna advanced to the CIF playoffs each season. No stranger to USO, Thad played football for the Toreros for two seasons (1982-83) as a wide receiver. He graduated with his B.A. in Business Administration, and later earned two M.S. degrees in Education/Mathematics and Special Education. The past twelve years he has taught for the San Diego City Schools with Special Education.

RICHARD SANCHEZ - Running Backs, 1st Year Richard Sanchez begins his first year with the Toreros where he will coach the running backs. He brings a wea lth of coaching experience with him. The last two years he was at San Diego State in the role ofoffensive graduate assistant working with the offensive line and returners. Prior to that he was the Athletic Di rector and Head Football Coach at San Diego High School for two years. Between 1993-97 he coached at Montc lair HS in San Bernardino County, and at Las Cruces HS in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A 1993 graduate of New Mexico State (B.A. in Physical Education), Richard also played for the Aggies between '89-90 as a wide receiver. After graduation he played one year ofsemi-pro ball with the San Bernardino Blitz as a wide receiver in 1994. A San Diego native, Richard played two years at Southwestern College in Chu la Vista, and graduated from Sweetwater HS in 1986. Richard and his wife, Maria, have one daughter, Kristiana.

KYLE SLUSSER - Inverts/1st Year Kyle Slusser begins his first year on the staff where he will be in charge of the inverts on the defensive side of the ball. No stranger to USO, Slusser played for the Toreros the past five campaigns. This past season he was selected the team's Defensive Player of the Year; was a First Team All -Pioneer Football League pick; and was named a Honorable Mention I-AA Mid-Major All-American by The Football Gazette. He leaves USO as the program's all -time leader in interceptions with 15; he also shares the single-game mark of 3 picks. Among USO I-AA players, he ranks fourth all -time with 261 total tack les. Duri ng the 1998 & 1999 seasons he earned 2nd Team AII -PFL honors. From Alta Lorna, California, Kyle prepped at Alta Lorna HS where he was a four-sport letterman. He graduated from USO this past year with a major in Sociology.

CHARLIE STANSBURY - Tight Ends, 1st Year Charlie Stansbury begins his first year with the Torero coaching staff where he will be in charge of the tight ends. Charlie was part of the Torero program as a player since 1998, but battled injuries throughout his collegiate career. During the 1999 season he caught five passes for 38 yards with a long reception of 18 yards. This past year he graduated from USO with a degree in Communications, and a minor in Sociology. Prior to USO Charlie attended Paso Robles High School where he lettered in both football and baseball. During his senior year in football , he was team MVP, All -Los Padres League, All-County, All – CIF and a scho lar-ath lete. The football team advanced to the playoffs during both his sen ior and sophomore campaigns.


2002 USD Torero Roster


WT 242 193 271 190 188 159 204 156 341 242 218 194 275 185 217 176 229 183 173 237 176 205 150 174 224 250 185 231 283 195 210 155 165 185 180 213 206 240 182 225 231 202 190 188 237 231 197 182 230 229 206 210 208 178 227 286 180 176 184 218


HT 6-3 6-1 6-2 5-8 6-0 5-7 6-0 5-6 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-2 5-9 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-2 5-8 5-7 6-1 6-3 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-0 5-9 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-0




Imperial Beach/Midway Baptist Scottsdale, AZ/Desert Mountain


67 58 65 47 99 26 85 78 97 59 69 15 89 13 52 34 25 91 93 3 4

Josh Anderson



Adam Angelowicz Ricky Arredondo Matt Ascione John Baggerly Marvin Banks Ryan Bartsch Nick Bellanca Ariel Bellofiore Ashur Benjamin Elijah Bonde Baxter Box Adam Bridges Jonathan Bush Kainoa Casco Charles Cochran Adam Combs Chris Conroy Scott Cooper Michael Cuevas Justin Dixon Tim Duerr David Dunphy Greg Erlbaum Kawika Fiddler Kyle Fitzgerald Blair Foerster Jerome Foster Josh Brisco Scott Cohn Bayardo De Murguia Travis Denning Michael DiPasquale




Colorado Springs, CO/Liberty Mission Viejo/Trabuco Hills



Los Angeles/Inglewood


San Diego/Eastlake


Columbus, OH/St. Charles College Preparatory Pasadena/St. Francis (Idaho/Pasadena CC)



El Dorado Hills/Oak Ridge Dallas, TX/Highland Park




Tucson, AZ/Catalina Foothills


Tucson, AZ/Sabino

Lahaina, Maui, Hl/Lahainaluna


Los Gatos/Los Gatos Crown Town/Centennial



Tucson, AZ/Sabino Pleasanton/Foothill


San Diego/Univ. of San Diego

43 16 10 73 50 66 32 2

San Francisco/St. Ignatius (Fordham) Wichita, KS/Wichita Collegiate School Orange County/Brea Olinda (Redlands)

El Segundo/El Segundo



Mission Viejo/Mission Viejo Phoenix/Arcadia (Mesa CC)


Kailua, Hl/Punahou Clayton/Clayton Valley


Invert Rover


Seattle, WA/Kings




Los Angeles/Junipero Serra Riverside/Riverside Poly


81 29

Ryan Garing Nick Garton

Dana Point/Dana Hills



Michael Gasperson

Claremont/Claremont Scottsdale, AZ/Horizon Joliet, IL/Joliet Township


30 55 87 46 45 48 14 49 54 84 39 92 63 27 20 88 44 77 33 38 36 68 7

Andy Gomez


Cory Gray Eric Gregg

Evanston, IL/Evanston Township


Tony Grusich Andy Guzenski James Hajek Adam Hannula Martin Hoffman Daniel Howard Jordan Johnson Robert Jones Kale Kealoha Jason Kehrer Brian Kirkpatrick Jeff Incerty

Granite Bay/Granite Bay

Tucson, AZ/Marana


Tacoma, WA/Bellarrnine Prep San Diego/Francis Parker Woodinville, WA/Woodinville Laguna Hills/Laguna Hills Compton/Verbum Dei Honolulu, HI/Punahou San Jose/Bellarrnine College Preparatory


WR/QB 6-1




Gilbert, AZ/Mesquite

King City/King City (Hartnell JC)

Oak Park/Oak Park

5-10 5-11

Matt Koller Paul Kumer

Miami, FL/Christopher Columbus



WR/K 6-0

Brent Labarrere Jeffrey Langdon

San Bernardino/Aquinas Mililani, Hl/Mililani Whitefish, MT/Whitefish Los Angeles/Junipero Serra

6-1 6-0 5-9 5-7


Christopher Lumauag

Alex Maetzold Chase Mattox Wesley Morgan Colin Murphy


San Jose/Gunderson Laguna Hills/Servite




2002 USD Torero Roster

NAME Davin Nakasato Brenden Nakata Usman Nazir Bryan Newbrough Gavin Ng Iman Nikzad Josh Noga Rafael Ocampo Kyle O'Connor Daniel Ogier Dustin Owen Josh Paddock Geoffrey Pakis Josh Pierce Jake Plumer Eric Rasmussen Kevin Reade Jeff Robinson Richard Rowland Kyle Sager Ray Sanchez Josh Sanders Christopher Schouten Michael Tabata Joseph Tagaloa Phillip Thrash Anthony Valanos Kenneth Villalobos Adam Williams Steve Williams Keith Zapalac Michael Zimmerman Russell Scott Matt Shubert Kaea Simeona Dru Smith

NO 17 57 53 42


HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (College) Honolulu, HI/St. Louis School Honolulu, HI/Kamehameha Schools Torrance/Torrance (El Camino JC) El Dorado Hills/Oak Ridge Mililani, Hl/Mililani Laguna Niguel/Aliso Niguel Kalihi, HI/W.R. Farrington Yucaipa/Yucaipa Phoeniz, AZ/Brophy College Preparatory Los Angeles/St. Bernard's Tucson, AZ/Canyon Del Oro Julian/Christian Scottsdale, AZ/Chapparral VeniceNenice Elizabeth, CO/Regis Jesuit Sacramento/El Camino Fundamental Long Beach/St. John Bosco Encinitas/La Costa Canyon Tustin/Tustin Scottsdale, AZ/Horizon Goodyear, AZ/Aqua Fria Union Miami, FL/G. Holmes Braddock Senior Hemet/Hemet Brea/Brea Olinda Roseville/Roseville (Sacramento State) Honolulu, Hl/Kamahameha Schools San Diego/Clairemont Senior Portland, OR/Jesuit Santa Ana/Saddleback (SantaAna College) Carson/Carson Irvine/Woodbridge (Orange Coast College) Moreno Valley/Moreno Valley (Mt. San Jacinto) Mission Viejo/Mission Viejo (Saddleback JC) Covina/Charter Oak (Mt. San Antonio JC) Sealy, TX/Sealy

HT 5-8 5-9 6-0 6-1 5-9 5-7 5-11

WT 189 218 293 200 158 159 281 211 225 285 228 205 191 228 203 219 267 211 192 251 180 300 175 245 276 280 215 208 185 194 193 251 206 244 255 209



21 23 94 61 86 64 96 28 95 18 35 12 41 37 8 75 24 71 60 76 72 6 90 31 22 80 40 19 51 62 56


6-0 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-2


6-1 6-3 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-11 5-10



6-3 6-1 6-0 6-5


6-1 6-0 6-1 5-6 5-9 6-1 5-11



6-3 6-0 6-4 5-9

San Marcos/San Marcos

Sager Matt Shubert Tl+ Christopher:JDumauag 7 'el Bello:fiore 8 thony Valarios 81 Garing 82 Owen 84 Jeff Incei;ty

C Ba Koller

1 Michael Gasperson


49 Martin Hoffman 50 David Dunphy 51 Steve Williams 52 Charles Cochran 53 Usman Nazir 54 Daniel Howard




2 Tim Duerr


DB/I RB Invert WR

3 Marvin Banks


28 Josh Paddock 29 Nick Garton 30 Gomez a Fiddler 33 Alex Maetzold 34 Scott Cohn 35 Jake Plumer 36 Wesley Morgan 31 32 tagaloa

Baxter Box

4 5

Kyle Fitzgerald

LB FB Invert RB WR FB DB RB Invert

6 Dru Smith 7 Brian Kirkpatrick 8 Richard Rowland 9 Jerome Foster 10 Michael DiPasquale 11 Blair Foerster


55 Cory Gray OL 56 Michael Zimmerman LB 57 Brenden Nakata 58 Adam Angelowicz LB Invert


85 Nick Belfanca 86 Kyle O'Connor 87 Eric Gregg 88 Brent Laban-ere 89 Jonathon Bush 90 Michael Tabata 91 Ghris Conroy 92 Kale.Kealoha 93 •· Scott Cooper 94 J 95 97 Ashur Benjamin 99 John Baggerly RS Michael Cuevas RS Jordan Johnson RS Chris Schouten


59 Elijah Bonde 60 Russell Scott 61 Rafael Ocampo 62 Keith Zapalac 63 Jason Kehrer 64 Daniel Ogier 65 Ricky Arredondo 66 Greg Erlbaum 67 Josh Anderson 68 Colin Murphy 69 Adam Bridges 71 Josh Sanders 72 Kaea Simeona 73 Justin Dixon

12 Eric Rasmussen 13 Kainoa Casco 14 Adam Hannula 15 Josh Brisco 16 Travis Denning 17 Davin Nakasato 18 Josh Pierce 19 Adam Williams 20 Paul Kumer 21 Gavin Ng 22 Phillip Thrash 23 Iman Nikzad 24 Ray Sanchez

37 JeffRobinson 38 Chase Mattox 39 Robert Jones 40 Kenneth Villalobos 41 K'.evin Reade 42 Bryan Newbrough 43 Bayardo De Murguia




LB PK Rover DB TB WR Invert


44 Jeffrey Langdon 45 Andy Guzenksi 46 Tony Grusich 47 Matt Ascione 48 Jawes Hajek


All-PFL Returners

#73 JUSTIN DIXON Senior Center Justin Dixon returns for his fourth and final season with the Toreros where he wi ll again anchor the Toreros' offensive line unit ... last season, as one of the team captains, he earned First Team All– Pioneer Football League honors playing center for the Toreros ... Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette selected him Honorable Mention All-America for NCAA Division I-AA Mid-Majors ... it marked the second straight season he earned both of those awards ... in 2001 he was also named to

the Pioneer Football League All-Academic First Team, as well as being a member of the PFL Academic Honor Roll ... at USO he has been named to the Dean's List for four straight semesters

... prior to USO Dixon attended the University of Redlands his freshman campaign ... he prepped at Brea Olinda High School where he was an All-Orange League offensive lineman and was named to the Academic All-Orange League squad ... he earned the highest grade-point-average on his squad over his final two seasons ... also lettered in baseball .. . played twelve years of ice hockey on the California State team through his junior year of high school .. . was also recruited by Redlands, Whittier and Boston College ... chose USD to play competitive I-AA schedule, and to attend strong academic institution ... his dad (Paul) played football at Whittier College, while his uncle (Jim Fitzpatrick) played football at Cal State Fullerton ... after graduation plans to attend law school. Major: Psychology. Justin Dixon Career Highlights: 2001: 1st Team All-PFL; Honorable Mention All-America (Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette); PFLAII-Academic; PFL Academic Honor Roll. 2000: 1st Team All-PFL; Honorable Mention All-America (Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette)

#12 ERIC RASMUSSEN JuniorQuarterback Eric Rasmussen returns for his junior campaign where he will again be the starting quarterback after earning Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League honors in 2001 ... during his sophomore campaign he started all nine contests, completing 147-of-254 passes for 2,035 yards and 15 touchdowns ... among all I-AA players, he ranked 24th in passing efficiency (2nd in PFL), 30th in total offense (2nd in PFL) and 34th in passing (3rd in PFL) .. . he was named the PFL Offensive Player of the Week for

his September 29th performance in the team's 31 -24 victory over Drake - he completed 21-of-30 passes for 299 yards and 3 scores ... he passed for three touchdowns in three different contests, all Torero victories (Redlands , Drake and Fairfield)

... he threw for 200+ yards in six different contests, including 282 yards against Butler and 255 yards against Dayton .. . besides earning Honorable Mention All-PFL honors , he was named to the PFL All-Academic First Team (3 .76 GPA), was listed on the PFL Academic Honor Roll, and earned the team's Scholar Athlete of the Year honor ... prior to USO he played at El Camino Fundamental where in his senior year he was selected the MVP for the Capital Athletic League ... he is holder of nine passing/running records at the high school where he was also inducted into its Hall of Fame .. . also lettered in baseball where he was MVP, All-City and All-League ... also recruited by Oregon, Redlands, Cal Poly and Arizona State ... chose USO for its football program, location and strong academics .. . his father Terry played quarterback at Chico State .. . Dean's List honoree four straight semesters.Major: Business Administration.

Eric Rasmussen Career Passing Statistics:

.c&mn. Int. Pct.



Att. 254


Year 2001 2000 Total

.579 .000 .579

44 vs. Butler















44 vs. Butler


All-PFL Returners

#45 ANDY GUZENSKI Junior Linebacker Andy Guzenski returns for his junior campaign where he will again spearhead the Torero defense at starting inside linebacker ... in 2001 he led the USD Torero defense in tackles with 59, earning Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League honors for his superb play ... he tallied 32 unassisted tackles and 27 assisted for a team-high 59 stops ... he also chipped in with two quarterback sacks (-7 yards) , eleven tackles for loss (-20 yards), one forced fumble, and two pass break-ups ... his

single-game best was 11 tackles at Dayton where he issued 8 unassisted stops ... he also notched double-digit tackles with 10 stops against Georgetown (5 unassisted, 5 assisted) ... he

was named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll ... during his sophomore campaign he appeared in five games, chipping in with six tackles (3 unassisted, 3 assisted) ... prior to USD he prepped at Granite Bay High School - as a sophomore he played on the school's inaugural varsity team ... during is senior campaign he recorded 135 tackles as the team went undefeated at 13-0 and were CIFChamps ... he was All-CIF, All-League Defensive MVP, and All-City ... he tallied 80 tackles hi s junior year (1st Team All– Sierra Foothill League) and 60 tackles his sophomore campaign (2nd Team All– League) ... also played baseball ... chose USD for educational opportunities and environment ... was also recruited by Northwestern , Boise State, Sacramento State and Nevada ... his father, Gordon, played baseball and soccer at Benedictine College. Major: Business Administration.

Andy Guzenski Career Defensive Statistics: GP !IT 9 32 s. J 14 35 AI TilI SACKS TL ff ER 27 59 2/-7 11/-20 1 0 J ~ !1 !1 !1 !1 30 65 2/-7 11/-20 1 0



firu: 2001 2000 TOT

2 !1 2

0 !1 0

#21 GAVIN NG Junior DB/Return Specialist Gavin Ng returns for his third season where he is projected to start at defensive back, as well as be the team's top return specialist with the special teams unit ... he goes into the season as a I-AA Mid-Major Pre-Season All-America candidate for the position of return specialist by The Sports Network ... in 2001 he earned Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League honors as a return

specialist ... he averaged 36.9 yards per kickoff return which was highlighted by hi s 98-yard touchdown return in the season-opener against Azusa Pacific ; and he averaged 9.4

yards per punt return with a long of 40 yards against Butler ... he also turned in two kickoff returns against Butler for a combined 87 yards with a long of 45 ... defensively he also tallied 20 tackles with 16 unassisted stops .. . during his freshman campaign he recorded six tackles, including two for losses, in five contests ... this past spring he was a member of the Torero baseball team -- in game two of the NCAA Regionals against New Mexico State, Ng's diving catch late in the game preserved USD's 2-1 win .. . prior to USO he prepped at Mililani High School in Mililani , Hawaii where he lettered in both football and baseball ... he also participated in track & field ... his father, Donald, played football for Linfield College ... chose USD for chance to compete in collegiate ath letics while earning an excellent education. Major: Communications.

Gavin Ng Career Return Statistics:

Punt Return No-Yds-Ave.-TD-Long 18-170-9.4-0-40 vs. Butler !1 18-170-9.4-0-40 vs. Butler

Kick Return No-Yds-Ave.-TD-Long 7-258-36.9-1-98 vs. Azusa !1 7-258-36.9-1-98 vs. Azusa


Year 2001 2000 TOT

9 S.



Meet The Toreros

Kenneth Villalobos return s fo r hi s fourth and fi nal season where he is projected to start at running back ... last year he was the team's top ru shing leader with 592 yards on 13 1 carries (4.5 average), also fi ni shing fi rst with I I touchdowns and 66 points .. . he was named the team's Offensive Pl ayer of the Year for hi s efforts; also named to the PFL Academi c Honor Roll ... he ended last year with back-to-back I 00+ ru shing games - I 14 yards and 2 TDs vs. Georgetown, and I07 yards and 3 TDs against Wagner ... also fo und the endzone twice against Fa irfie ld and Butler ... he also hauled in 6 receptions fo r 53 yards .. . during the 2000 season he ranked third on the team with 186 yards ru shing (4 .3 per rush average) ... fo und the endzone once (Butler) and talli ed a long ru sh of 18 yards (Azusa Pac ific) ... game-hi gh 50 yards rushing at Butler ... also caught IO passes fo r 83 yards with I TD (Centra l Connecticut) ... hauled in 2 passes fo r 25 yards against Menl o with long of 17 ... pri orto USO he prepped at Mo reno Vall ey where in seni or year was team MVP, All -Sunbe lt League, and the No. I punte r in SoCal ... se lected a th ree- time All -League linebacker .. . he was inducted into the Inl and Empire Football Hall o f Fame ... attended Mt. San Jac into College before heading to USD ... has multipl e body pierc ings. Major: Soc iology.

Kenneth Villalobos #40 SR RB

Wesley Morgan returns fo r hi s fourth and fin al season with the Toreros ... a three-year starter at de fensive back, last season he fini shed fi fth on the team in tackl es with 33 (25 solo) ... he also added 2 fumbl e recoveries and 5 pass break-ups ... hi s best outing came aga inst Fairfie ld where he tallied 6 stops, two pass break-ups and a fumbl e recovery ... in 2000 he ranked fourth on team with 63 tackles (41 solo), and had a team-best 8 pass break-ups ... season-best I I tackles (Dav idson) ... PFL Defensive Pl ayer of the Week (Oct. 2 1) ... in 1999 he fini shed 12th on the team with 22 stops ( 12 solo) .. . also chipped in I forced fumbl e, I fumbl e recovery (at Dayton) and 2 pass breakups ... season-best 7 tackl es (4 unass isted) at Valparai so ... prepped at Gunderson Hi gh in San Jose, CA where he was 2nd Team AII-CCS with 5 interceptions hi s senior year ... talli ed 3 pi cks hi s junior campaign whil e earning All -Mount Hamilton League honors ... also lettered in track & fi e ld where he was team MVP and AII-CCS ... he ran a 48 .5 in 400m and a 156.5 in the 800m ... chose USD for strong academi cs and football program ... also recruited by Oregon, Washington and San Jose State. Major: Electrical Engineering; Minor: Math .

Wesle) l\lorgan #36 SR DB

Phillip Thrash return s for hi s fourth season at USD where he is projected to start at tailback for the second strai ght season ... last year he ranked second on the team with 418 yards ru shing on 80carries (5.2 average) ... he also caught 11 passes for 149 yards (13 .5 average) and I TD (vs. Fairfield) ... hi s best ru shing outing came again st Dayton with 95 yards on IO carri es, including a season-best 6 1-yard burst ... in 2000 he ru shed 30 times for 137 yards (4.6 average), fini shing with 4 rushing touchdowns and a long ru sh of 16 yards (Dav idson) .. . against Menlo he ru shed for a season-hi gh 54 yards and 2 touchdown s ... also caught 2 passes, including an 8-yard TD versus Butler ... hi s 5 scores and 30 points ranked second on the team ... during hi s freshman year he ru shed for 87 yards on 20 carries, including a season-best 19-yard scamper ... prepped at Carson High School where he was a two-year letterwinner as a WR/DB ... mi ssed most of seni or year with broken ankl e ... also recruited by Army, Redl ands and SDSU ... chose USD fo r qu ality education and small schoo l size. Major: Electri cal Engineering; Minor: Mathematics.

Phillip Thrash #22 SR RB

Michael DiPasquale returns fo r his final season where he is projected to start at inside linebacker ... last season he tied for 7th on the team with 29 tackles ( 18 so lo) to go with two quarterback sacks (- 18), 4 tackles fo r loss (-22), and 2 pass break-ups ... hi s best outings came against Valparaiso (8 tackl es) and Georgetown (7 tackles, 2 sacks) ... named to PFL Academic Honor Roll ... in 2000 he talli ed tackles in fi ve diffe rent contests, fini shing with 11 on the season (5 so lo) ... totaled 4 stops against Whittier and 3 tackles versus Menlo ... recrui ted to USD as a quarterback, but moved to linebacker during fres hman season ... is team's representati ve for department's Student Athl ete Council ... pri or to USD prepped at Wichita Colleg iate School in Wichita, Kansas where he was selected All -Southwest Kansas Top 11 hi s senior year as QB/LB ... ru shed for 600 yards and 10 TD's seni or year; passed fo r 1,300 yards and 19 TD's juniorcampaign while earning Honorable Mention All -State honors ... sophomore team was Regional champs ( I 1-1 ), whil e freshman year team won state titl e ( 13- 1) ... lettered in basketball where team won state champi onship ... also recruited by Kansas, Buckne ll , Naval Academy and Empori a State ... chose USD fo r academics and weather. Major: Sociology; Minor: Economics.

Michael DiPasquale #IO SR LB

Marvin Banks return s for hi s fo urth season in the Toreros' secondary ... is expected to see time at both de fensive back and invert .. . last season he chipped in with IO tackles (4 solo) and two pass break-ups ... in two different games he totaled 3 stops (Redl ands & Fairfie ld) ... in 2000 he ranked sixth on the team with 46 tackl es (3 1 solo) ... he posted a personal-best 8 stops in three different games (Brown, Butler, Dayton) ... also chipped in with I QB sack (Dayton) and 3 tackles fo r losses (- 12 yards) ... pri or to USD he prepped at Inglewood Hi gh School where he lettered in both football and track & fi e ld ... tallied 3 interceptions during both hi s junior and senior campaigns ... was selected Freshman of the Year hi s first season ... in track was selected the Hurdl er of the Year ... chose USO fo r great academi c reputati on and outstanding football program .. . also recruited by Saint Mary's College, Humboldt State and Columbi a. Major: Politi cal Sc ience; Minor: Engli sh.

Marvin Banks #3 SR DB/Invert

Meet The Toreros ~------~-12 Tim Duerr returns for hi s fourth season with the Toreros where he will compete for the starting free safety slot ... last season as a defensive back he tallied 9 tackles in four contests ... he posted 4 tackles (2 solo) in win over Drake ... in 2000 he tallied 9 tackles (5 solo) along with l tackle for loss, 3 pass breakups, and 1 interception ... against Azusa Pacific he posted I tackle, 1 pass breakup and I interception ... season-high 3 tackles versus Whittier ... prior to USD Tim prepped at El Segundo High School where he was team MVP, All-CIF and All-Ocean League his senior year ... picked off four passes his senior year and 3 during junior campaign ... also lettered in baseball, earning Most Improved, Hustle and Scholar-Athlete awards ... also recruited by Army , Columbia, Hawaii and Redlands ... chose USD for location, size of school, weather and football program ... USD Dean's List honors ... hopes to coach high school football at alma mater; wants to be a fire fighter. Major: Communication; Minor: Business Administration. Tim Duerr #2 SR Free Safety Usman Nazir returns for his final season with the Toreros where he is the projected starter at right guard ... along with center Justin Dixon, will provide leadership and be the mainstay

of the offensive line unit ... named to 2001 PFL Academic Honor Roll ... this past spring and summer has gotten stronger and faster ... the past two seasons he tallied significant playing time as a backup on the offensive line for the Toreros ... prior to USD he played collegiate football at El Camino College ... he was an accomplished JC player at center ... from Torrance, California, he prepped at Torrance High School where he lettered in both football and track & field ... in football he earned All-Bay League honors and was selected a Lions All-Star his senior year ... he also was All-League during his junior campaign ... he chose USD for its academics, location and size of school ... was also recruited by Saint Mary's College, Yale and Brown ... was born in Pakistan. Major: History.

Uzman Nazir #53 SR OG

Michael Tabata returns for his final season with the Toreros where he will again compete

for playing time with the defensive line unit ... the past three seasons he has seen playing time in a reserve capacity at the defensive end position ... last year he was credited with a pass break-up in win over Fairfield, and a tackle for loss (-2 yards) in win over Wagner College ... named to 2001 PFL Academic Honor Roll ... prior to USD he prepped at Jesuit High School where he was 1st Team All-State and 1st Team All-Metro League hi s senior campaign ... the football team finished as league champs and ranked 3rd in the state ... he also lettered in track & field and baseball ... he chose USD for a quality education, and the chance to play I-AA football ... also recruited by Yale, Willamette and Puget Sound ... hi s father, Calvin, played football at Lewis & Clark College ... has trained in Aikido for 20 years

where he is a Black Belt. Major: Business; Minor: Biology.

Michael Tahata #90 SR DL

Joseph Tagaloa returns for his senior year with the Toreros where he will compete for playing time at fullback, as well as with kickoff returns on the special teams unit ... last season he carried the ball six times for 17 yards with a long of 9 yards versus Wagner College ... named to 2001 PFL Academic Honor Roll ... he transferred to USD from Santa Ana College where his team won the Mission Conference title at 7-3, and he earned All-State and All-Mission Conference 1st Team honors as a kickoff returner ... he prepped at Saddleback High School where he was selected the Offensive Player of the Year in the Golden West League ... named a three-time All-Golden West League performer at running back ... also lettered in baseball, soccer and track; he was All-League and MVP in both baseball and soccer. Major: History.

Joseph Tagaloa #31 SR FB

Anthony Valanos returns for his second and final year with the Toreros where he will

compete for playing time at wide receiver ... named to 2001 PFL Academic Honor Roll ... prior to USD he competed for Orange Coast College - his squad went 8-2 and were Mission Conference Champions .. . they also advanced to the Strawberry Bowl ... he attended Woodbridge High School where he lettered in both football and track & field ... during his senior campaign he was named MVP for Special Teams, and earned 2nd Team All-County honors with the team going 9-2-1 ... in track & field he was 1st Team All-County, MVP, and league champion in the long jump and triple jump ... he chose USD for its great ath letic and scholastic opportunities ... was also recruited by Brown,

Cornell and Occidental ... earned Dean's List honors last year at USD. Major: Business Administration; Minor: Marketing & Real Estate.

Anthony Valanos #80 SR WR

Michael Zimmerman returns for his fourth and final season with the Toreros ... he will compete for playing time at linebacker ... last season he tallied five tackles (2 solo) in four contests ... in USD's season– opening win over Azusa Pacific he had two stops including a tackle for loss of -14 yards ... he came to USD in 1998 and sat out the 2000 season ... during the 1999 campaign he totaled 20 tackles (10 solo) in six contests with one quarterback sack (-9 yards) and one tackle for loss (-2 yards) ... prior to USD he attended San Marcos High School where he was the team MVP his senior year, and the Defensive Player of the Year his junior season (school record 169 tackles) ... he also lettered in basketball and baseball, and was selected team captain ... was his high school's chess champion . Major: Business ; Minor: Environmental Studies.

Michael Zimmerman #56 SR LB

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