33 USD football players maintained a 3.0 GPA during the 2012 fall semester
USD: Final season with Toreros where he will compete on defense with linebackers... Last season played in 10 contests... Chipped in a season-best four tackles in win over Valparaiso... Appeared in three games in 2011... Season-high three tackles in season-opener at Azusa Pacific... In 2010 appeared in 7 games for the Toreros and recorded tackles in three different contests... Is a two-time PFL Academic Honor Roll selection (2010 & 2009)... Redshirted in 2009 and was named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Cathedral Catholic HS... Played two years of varsity football for the Dons... During his senior year, his team went 14-0 while marching towards a Division II California State Championship... Collected 130 tackles and 7 sacks in 2008... Named to 1st-team All-Academic and All-San Diego... Honored as Eastern League Defensive Player of the Year... Also selected to 2nd-team All-State.
PERSONAL: Born on March 26, 1991 in San Diego, CA... Parents are Mike and Susan Downing of Encinitas, CA... Chose USD for its great academics and football program, as well as its good location and values... Also recruited by Stanford and Colorado School of Mines... Lists some of his hobbies as playing basketball and going to the beach... Was a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house... Hopes to own his own company one day... Earned Dean's List Second Honors and is a Presidential Scholar.
Head Coach Dale Lindsey was named to the College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team as their Coach of the Year, the publication announced on Friday. Lindsey led the Toreros to an 8-3 overall record... Read More [+]
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The academic honors keep piling up for seniors Robbie Beathard and Blake Oliaro. They recently were selected to the FCS Athletics Directors Association (ADA) Academic All-Star Team. 43 players were... Read More [+]
USD seniors Robbie Beathard (San Diego, Calif.) and Blake Oliaro (Folsom, Calif.) have been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football first team as selected by the... Read More [+]
Seven members of the Torero football team were named to the PFL All-Academic Team, the league office announced Wednesday. Quarterback Mason Mills, defensive end Blake Oliaro, linebacker Troy... Read More [+]
The University of San Diego football team had 19 players selected by PFL coaches as all-league selections the PFL announced Tuesday morning. Senior defensive end Steve Gargiulo, senior running back... Read More [+]
Senior quarterback Mason Mills (Coronado, Calif.) has been named the 2013 Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Year after leading San Diego to an 8-3 record this season. Mills, who was ... Read More [+]
After an emotional week the University of San Diego wrapped up their 2013 season with a 23-13 win over Drake. Senior quarterback Mason Mills threw for three touchdowns and 287 yards on 29 of 47... Read More [+]
(San Diego, Calif.) - USD senior defensive end Steve Gargiulo was named a Pioneer Football League co-defensive player of the week following his outstanding performance in the team's 23-13 season-e... Read More [+]