A total of 71 Fresno State student-athletes were honored as part of a league-record 623 Mountain West scholar athletes.
2013 (Sophomore): Named to the Capital One Academic All-District 8 first-team and to the Mountain West All-Academic team ... started all 13 games at right tackle ... member of offensive line that led the way for one of the nation's most prolific offense's, as the Bulldogs led the FBS in passing (394.8 ypg), ranked third in total offense (547.8 ypg) and was sixth in scoring (43.4 ppg) ... he and the rest of the team only allowed 11 sacks in 13 games, a figure that tied for the sixth-fewest sacks allowed in the FBS ... what makes that sack total so impressive is that Fresno State did so while throwing the ball 675 times in 2013, which was 246 more pass attempts than any other of the teams ranked head of the 'Dogs in fewest sacks allowed ... he helped the Bulldog offense produce the best season in school history, setting 19 school offensive records in 2013.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Received the 2012-13 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award ... appeared in the Colorado, Hawai'i and Air Force games.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Named to the All-CIF Southern Section first-team after his senior season ... led Mayfair to an 8-5 record and the semifinals of the CIF playoffs ... the Monsoons averaged over 250 rushing yards per game.
Personal: Born July 18, 1992 in Long Beach, Calif. ... parents are Debbie Heard and William Northern ... likes sleeping and hanging out with family and friends ... favorite athlete is Logan Mankins ... lists his family as the people he admires most because they always show him the right thing to do and are always there for him no matter what happened ... recruited by Air Force, Oregon, Stanford and USC ... chose Fresno State because of the fantastic coaches, players, history and community support ... majoring in mechanical engineering.