Safety Derron Smith named midseason All-American by CBSSports.com
No. 25 Fresno State improves to 3-0, coming back from six-point fourth-quarter deficit to win 41-40
Junior inside linebacker Karl Mickelsen appears poised for a big 2013 season
The scrimmage was sponsored by Real California Milk.
50 Fresno State student-athletes were named Academic All-WAC for the spring sports season.
Fresno State vs. USC - USATSI Gallery - Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
Fresno State vs. Utah State (USATSI)
Fresno State defeats New Mexico 63-28 on Senior Day, 11/23/13
Fresno State vs Colorado
Fresno State vs. Weber State 9-1-2012
Last updated on March 27, 2014
2013 (Junior): Honorable mention All-Mountain West ... started all 13 games at middle linebacker ... led the team in tackles with 97, which is the most by a Bulldog since LB Ben Jacobs had 106 tackles in 2009 ... recorded eight or more tackles in 7-of-13 games ... led team in tackles in seven games vs. Boise State (16), San Jose State (14), Rutgers (8), Cal Poly (6), UNLV (6), Nevada (6), Wyoming (8), and stood second on squad vs. Hawai'i (8) ... those 16 stops vs. Boise State was the team's highest total in five seasons ... 14 of those 16 tackles against the Broncos were solo stops, which tied for the fourth most solo tackles in a game by any FBS player that season ... also against Boise State, forced a fumble on Bulldogs' 15-yard line in third quarter, and his pass break-up on a third-and-six helped stall the Broncos' final drive in the Bulldogs' 41-40 win ... added 2.5 tackles for a loss, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery on the season.
2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in 13 games ... totaled 24 tackles on the year and 15 solo tackles ... tallied a season-best five tackles against Colorado and Wyoming ... recorded one sack in the Hawai'i game when he also forced a fumble on the play.
2011 (Freshman): Played in all 13 games a true freshman ... strong performer on special teams ... had five tackles on the season.
High School: Selected All-CIF first-team ... top tackler for the Tigers with 68 in the first five games of the season ... had 15 tackles against West View and Mar Vista ... led the team in tackles with 11 against San Diego High and Clairemont as a junior ... finished his junior season with 74 tackles.
Personal: Born Sept. 22, 1992 in San Jose, Calif. ... one of six children of Lesielie and Alfonso Mickelsen ... his first cousin, Alfred Pupuno, played in the NFL for nine seasons ... enjoys long walks on the beach, surfing, hanging out at the beach and playing video games ... graduated within the honor roll system ... his favorite athlete is Troy Palamalu because he inspires him to play hard ... biggest athletic thrill is hitting everything in his way ... chose Fresno State because of the great program and he likes the family atmosphere ... also recruited by Nevada, New Mexico State, UNLV, Wyoming and USC ... criminology-law enforcement major.
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