42 - Cyrus Mulitalo|
|Hometown:||San Leandro, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Arroyo HS|
Returns as the team’s and Big Sky Conference’s leading tackler…should be a contender for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is given to the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision…is already fifth in school history in career tackles with 240 entering the year…enters the year ranked fifth at Sacramento State in career tackles-for-loss.
2007 Season: Was an honorable mention All-American by The Sports Network and earned first team all-Big Sky honors at linebacker…led the team in tackles for the second straight season with 98 total stops…that total included 13.5 tackles-for-loss which ranked second on the team and is eighth in the school’s Div. I-AA/FCS era…had at least six tackles in every game…recorded six games with nine or more stops…highest total came in the season opener at Fresno State where he had 16 tackles (3-13)…recorded three tackles-for-loss at Portland State and against Montana…all three of his TFLs at PSU resulted in sacks, which is tied for third in school history…was named co-Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week after the team’s win over Northern Arizona…in that game, he had 9.0 tackles, including a sack, and returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown…recorded 10 tackles at Weber State…was used on offense as a short-yardage running back…carried the ball 15 times for 30 yards…scored his first career offensive touchdown against Montana.
2006 Season: Named honorable mention All-America and first team all-West Region by Football Gazette…also garnered second team all-Big Sky honors at linebacker…led the conference with 10.9 tackles per game…finished the year with 120 total tackles while starting all 11 games at middle linebacker…concluded the year with 56 solo tackles and 64 assists…led the team with 11.5 tackles-for-loss for a combined 57 yards…had at least six tackles in all 11 games…recorded a career-high 21 tackles against Northern Colorado with eight solos and 13 assists…had a five-game stretch with at least 10 tackles in each game…streak began with 12 against Cal Poly and continued with 10 at Montana, 14 at Eastern Washington, 10 against Weber State and 12 against Montana State…had four tackles for a combined loss of 22 yards against Portland State…also had two sacks and recovered a fumble against the Vikings…intercepted a pass at Eastern Washington…was also used as a short-yardage running back…had four carries for 10 yards and a touchdown…found the end zone against Portland State with a 3-yard plunge…returned a kickoff 13 yards against Weber State.
2005 Season: Appeared in all 11 games during his first collegiate season…ended the year with 22 total tackles (11 solo, 11 assisted)…best outing came at Portland State where he had five stops, including three solos…also had five tackles (two solo) in the win over Azusa Pacific…recorded four tackles against Eastern Washington…played primarily at middle linebacker but also saw some action on special teams…was used as a fullback in short-yardage situations on offense.
High School: A 2005 graduate of Arroyo HS in San Lorenzo, Calif…played both running back and linebacker for the Dons…helped lead the team to a 9-2 overall record and its first Hayward Area Athletic League title in 15 seasons…as a running back, he broke the 25 year-old HAAL career record with 2,839 yards…as a senior, he rushed for 1,299 yards and 25 touchdowns…best game came against Bishop O’Dowd where he rushed for 148 yards, scored a touchdown with 23 seconds remaining and added the game-winning two-point conversion to give the team a 21-20 victory…his TD run also allowed him to break the HAAL record…on defense, he recorded 132 total tackles in 2004…was named the San Francisco Chronicle East Bay Player of the Year and a first team all-metro linebacker.
Personal: Born 12-30-86…a sociology major…parents are Fetu and Cannard Mulitalo.