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San Diego State football-junior safety Dwayne Johnson Jr. (#36) helps lay a hit on a Brigham Young receiver during the Aztecs’ 13-3 victory on Nov. 30, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium.

Five Aztecs sign to NFL teams as undrafted free agents

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // May 3, 2021

Following the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft on May 1, five former San Diego State football players signed with NFL teams. Safeties Tariq Thompson,...

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Then-sophomore cornerback Darren Hall looks on towards the field during the Aztecs 20-17 win over UNLV on Oct. 26, 2019 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

Column: Which Aztecs could hear their name called in the 2021 NFL Draft?

by Jason Freund, Staff Writer // January 11, 2021

Playing in the NFL is a dream shared by any player who steps onto a football field. Despite a shortened college football season due to the pandemic, the...

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Junior wide receiver BJ Busbee returns a punt for a touchdown during the Aztecs 29-17 win against Colorado State on Dec. 5 at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Three observations: Aztecs end losing streak, take down Colorado State on Senior Night

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // December 5, 2020

San Diego State football was able to keep its Mountain West Conference championship hopes alive following a 29-17 win over Colorado State on Dec. 5 at...

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Sophomore quarterback Carson Baker scrambles away from UNLV defenders during the Aztecs 34-6 win over the Runnin Rebels on Oct. 24 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Three observations from the Aztecs’ 38-7 win over Utah State

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // November 1, 2020

San Diego State football went into Logan, Utah on Halloween night riding high from their win over UNLV last weekend and came away with a 38-7 victory over...

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Junior linebacker Caden McDonald sacks UNLV quarterback in the Aztecs 34-6 win over the Runnin Rebels on Oct. 25 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. The sack was one of McDonalds 2.5 on the night.

Three observations: SDSU stifles UNLV, 34-6, in season opener

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // October 24, 2020

At last, San Diego State football returned to action against UNLV in a 34-6 win at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. The Aztecs won their...

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Members of the 2019 SDSU football team pose in celebration with the Old Oil Can trophy after the Aztecs’ 17-7 victory over Fresno State on Nov. 15, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium. The win over the Bulldogs marked the first time the Old Oil Can was in SDSUs possession since 2016.

How SDSU football made it to an October 24 season opener

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // October 22, 2020

On Oct. 24, San Diego State football will kick off for their first football game of the season against UNLV at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif....

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Then-junior safety Dwayne Johnson Jr. lays a hit on a BYU receiver during the Aztecs’ 13-3 victory on Nov. 30, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium. With the help of former SDSU cornerback Ron Smith and his sister, Johnson Jr. started a GoFundMe page called the Building Connections Project Fund, assisting low-income families with online learning resources.

Dwayne Johnson Jr. assists families in need of resources for virtual learning

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // October 19, 2020

San Diego State football fans know senior safety Dwayne Johnson Jr. as a force on the football field. This past season, Johnson Jr. was named a Pro Football...

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