Three Named To All-Mountain West 2nd Team

Three San Jose State Spartans were named to the 2014 All-Mountain West Second-Team: senior defensive Travis Raciti, sophomore defensive back Cleveland Wallace III and sophomore wide receiver Tyler Winston.

DT Travis Raciti

Senior Travis Raciti was the only San Jose State upperclassman to be named to one of the All-Mountain West teams at the conclusion of the season. The team captain accounted for 72 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 3 sacks this season. He also forced on fumble.

Raciti was named to the All-WAC First Team as a sophomore in 2012. He was not honored by the Mountain West after his juniors season in 2013, however. He finished his San Jose State career with 187 total tackles, 27 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks.

The four-year starter's week got even better as he was invited to the East-West Shrine Game. He will be featured in the game which kicks off on January 17 at 1 p.m. PT. It will be the fourth straight season that San Jose State has had at least one player selected for the game.

CB Cleveland Wallace III

Sophomore cornerback Cleveland Wallace III was also awarded alongside Raciti as an All-Mountain West defensive Second-Teamer. Wallace finished with 26 tackles, 1 interception, a fumble recovery and 15 pass breakups in 2014. His 15 pass breakups ranks as one of the best in the nation.

2014 was Wallace's first season as a Spartan after transferring from Washington.

WR Tyler Winston

Sophomore wide receiver Tyler Winston was the lone San Jose State offensive player to make one of the All-Mountain West teams. Winson earned All-Mountain West Second-Team honors for his 78 receptions for 694 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Winston was honored by the Mountain West for the second straight year as he was the conference's Freshman of the Year winner last season. He had even better numbers as a freshman - 58 receptions for 858 yards and 5 touchdowns. He did not make one of the all-conference teams that season, however.

Honorable Mention

David Peterson

Senior center David Peterson was one of three Spartans who earned an honorable mention. Peterson was a captain for the team and started every game. It was Peterson's first season as a starter from start to finish.

Jimmy Pruitt

Junior defensive back Jimmy Pruitt also was given honorable mention by the conference. Pruitt, alongside Wallace, had 37 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 7 pass breakups and led the team with 3 interceptions.

Wallace had bounced back and forth from cornerback to safety. He had 52 tackles and 1 inteception as a junior and had 41 tackles, 12 pass breakups and one pick as a freshman.

Christian Tago

Christian Tago was the third sophomore Spartan to be honored by the conference. Tago was given honorable mention for 96 tackles which led the team, though he missed two games. Tago also had 5 tackles for loss and broke up 4 passes.

Tago made eight starts as a freshman and finished with 90 tackles.


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