11 - Jeff Badger|
|Previous School:||Cardinal Newman HS|
2010 Season: Started all 11 games at linebacker…led all Hornet linebackers with 41 total tackles…that total included 23 solos and 7.5 tackles-for-loss…recorded six tackles against Montana, Montana State and Northern Arizona for his season high…had four solo tackles against Portland State…recovered fumbles against Montana and Idaho State.
2009 Season: Played in all 11 games as a true freshman on offense, defense and special teams…began the season as a linebacker but shifted to running back midway through the season due to injuries at the position…carried the ball 29 times for 109 yards and a touchdown in a three-game span…best performance came in the win at Northern Colorado where he had 17 attempts for 75 yards and a score…recorded one tackle on defense.
High School: Graduated from Cardinal Newman HS in 2009…was a standout linebacker and running back for the Cardinals…as a senior, he helped lead the team to a 13-1 overall record with their only loss coming against St. Bonaventure HS in the state Div. III title game…earned first team all-state honors at linebacker for Div. III following the season…was also named NorCal Div. III Player of the Year, North Bay Regional Player of the Year and all-Metro linebacker by the San Francisco Chronicle and co-MVP of the North Bay League that year…recorded 76 total tackles in 2008 and had four games with 10-plus tackles…rushed for 1,486 yards on 146 carries (10.18 per carry/106.1 per game) and 13 touchdowns…also caught 32 passes for 418 yards and two touchdowns…as a junior, he earned first team all-NBL honors on defense and was a second team selection on offense after rushing for 599 yards and making 88 total tackles…team produced a 37-5-1 overall record during his three varsity seasons and won a pair of North Coast Section Div. II titles…twice earned NCS scholar-athlete recognition.
Personal: Born 3-22-91…majoring in sociology…served as a Special Olympics coach during his senior year of high school…parents are Lance and Kathy Badger.