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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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Sophomore quarterback Carson Baker elevates to score a 1-yard rushing touchdown during the Aztecs 28-17 loss to San José State on Nov. 6 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Aztecs squander second-half lead, fall to 2-1 after loss to San José State

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // November 7, 2020

Entering Friday, San Diego State football held its first two opponents to just 13 points combined, and had won eight straight games when scoring first. That...

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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 defensive back Tariq Thompson and then-junior running back Chase Jasmin celebrate after a play during SDSUs 13-3 victory over BYU on Nov. 30 at SDCCU Stadium.

Football receives more preseason accolades, alters workout regimens

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // July 23, 2020

Over the past few weeks, San Diego State football players have been making their way back to the Mesa, if they hadn’t already left.  With fall camp...

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Ron Smith (17), Tariq Thompson (14), and Parker Baldwin (73) celebrate a defensive stop in their game against Boise State on Oct. 14 at SDCCU Stadium. The Aztecs lost the game 31-14.

Sophomore warrior set to lead Aztecs secondary

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // August 31, 2018

San Diego State football sophomore safety Tariq Thompson is well-decorated for a player heading into only his second collegiate season. Last year,...

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Rashaad Penny is all smiles during the Aztecs 42-23 victory over Nevada on Nov. 18 at SDCCU Stadium.

Penny, Kelly among Aztecs honored by Mountain West

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // November 30, 2017

San Diego State football senior running back Rashaad Penny was named the Mountain West Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Year by the conference...

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Freshman safety Tariq Thompson intercepts a pass against New Mexico on Nov. 24.

SDSU football: 2017 season in review

by Zach Engberg and Abraham Jewett // November 29, 2017

Offense:  Ground and pound is the name of the game for San Diego State football. Anchored by an offensive line with only one returning starter – who...

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Rashaad Penny runs  the ball in the Aztecs 42-23 victory over Nevada on Nov. 18.

2017 a sign of a bright future for SDSU

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Columnist // November 29, 2017

To call this season irrelevant is just flat out wrong. San Diego State football may not be playing for a Mountain West Conference title, but there’s...

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DA Preplay – SDSU at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

DA Preplay – SDSU at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

October 7, 2017

  Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU's game at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to be played Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 7:45 p.m....

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny avoids two NIU defenders during a run during SDSUs 34-28 win on Sept. 30.

SDSU reacts to Las Vegas tragedy before game against UNLV

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // October 4, 2017

San Diego State football puts its undefeated record on the line on Saturday, Oct. 7, when it travels to Las Vegas to face University of Nevada, Las Vegas...

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Senior safety Kameron Kelly intercepts an NIU pass at the goal line during the fourth quarter of SDSUs 34-28 win.

Football enters new era of team success

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Columnist // October 4, 2017

Good football at San Diego State is nothing new. Fans have been spoiled in recent years with two consecutive Mountain West Conference championships,...

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