Grayson leads the way with 153 yards and two touchdowns
McElwain won't name starter during spring camp
Colorado State takes field for its second spring drills under Jim McElwain
Cornerbacks talk offseason strength and conditioning, other topics
Year-End Review for 2012
Interview with football player Shaq Bell on his favorite position in the Rams' backfield.
Colorado State football at Boise State - 11-17-12
Colorado State vs. Boise State
CSU football at Air Force - 9-29-12
Colorado State football vs. Colorado - Sept. 1, 2012 (Dan Byers)
CSU football vs. Air Force - 11-26-11
2012 (Junior): Shaq Bell moved into the starting lineup early in the season and continued to get better every week. He had four takeaways (3 fumble recoveries and one interception) to go with 66 tackles, two forced fumbles, one sack and three tackles for loss. He played every position in the secondary for the Rams.
2011 (Sophomore): A true sophomore, played in all 12 games, with six starts, compiling 47 tackles (30 solo), five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and a blocked kick...A true sophomore that started nine games in 2010, had opened the year in a key reserve role after Elijah-Blu Smith moved from safety to cornerback, then replaced Smith (shoulder) in the lineup over the second half of the season...In season-opening win at New Mexico (Sept. 3), played most of the game, including action on the first series; late in the contest, with CSU protecting a 14-10 lead, drew a key holding penalty to negate a first down, then one play later blanketed Deon Long in the corner of the end zone...In 38-31 loss vs. San Jose State (Oct. 1), pounced on a Chandler Jones fumble at the Spartans' 33-yard line late in the first half, setting up a CSU touchdown that cut the Rams' deficit to 24-14...In loss vs. No. 5 Boise State (Oct. 15), broke up a third-down pass to force a punt early in the second half...In loss at UTEP (Oct. 22), made his first start of the season, in place of Elijah-Blu Smith (shoulder) and posted a team-leading seven tackles; midway through the first quarter, recovered his second fumble of the season, pouncing on a loose ball at the UTEP 48, punched out of the arms of RB Joe Banyard by DE Nordly Capi...Later in Miners contest, broke up a fourth-quarter pass in the end zone, making a nice play in one-on-one coverage...Also started in loss at UNLV (Oct. 29) and with 4:13 remaining in game and CSU trailing 31-28, blocked a field goal deep in Rebels territory, which after a 61-yard Austin Gray return set up a go-ahead Rams touchdown; became the first CSU player to block a FG since Darryl Williams in a 31-27 CSU win at UNLV, Nov. 19, 2005...In windy, 18-15 loss vs. San Diego State (Nov. 12), broke up two Ryan Lindley passes, one on fourth down to end a third-quarter possession with the Rams trailing, 15-7, the other on third-and-8 with just under six minutes remaining in the game, a 15-15 tie...In loss vs. Air Force (Nov. 26), provided blanket coverage on an incomplete pass into the end zone to force the Falcons to settle for a second-quarter field goal...In season finale vs. Wyoming (Dec. 3), wasn't fooled by a razzle-dazzle play and nearly intercepted Trey Norman's fourth-quarter pass on what could've been a touchdown return.
2010 (Freshman): Just out of high school, earned a spot in the Rams' cornerback rotation out of fall camp and played in all 12 games, with nine starts (the season's final nine contests)...Posted 39 tackles (27 solo) and shared one stop for loss...One of seven true freshmen to play for CSU in the season-opener vs. Colorado (Sept. 4), picked up early experience in the secondary...Saw extensive playing time at cornerback at Nevada (Sept. 11), playing most of the game in place of Momo Thomas (shoulder); wound up leading the team with the first 10 tackles of his career...The performance earned him his first career start one week later, at Miami-Ohio (Sept. 18), in place of Thomas...In loss vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2), again made the start, replacing an injured Thomas (shoulder surgery), and contributed to an impressive defensive effort...In 43-10 win vs. UNLV (Oct. 16), made a nice play to combine with Alex Williams after a first-quarter completion, throwing RB Tim Cornett for a 5-yard loss...On consecutive third-quarter plays in 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), nearly intercepted a pass, then shot through a blocker on an option pitch to take out the legs of Kasey Carrier for no gain...Demonstrated strong run-support skills at SDSU (Nov. 6), dropping the MWC's leading rusher, Ronnie Hillman, for no gain in the first quarter; also helped limit the MWC's leading passer, Ryan Lindley, to a season-low 171 yards, as the Rams blanked the league's leading two receivers, DeMarco Sampson and Vincent Brown, over the game's first two quarters...Missed practice time with a sprained ankle, but still started vs. BYU (Nov. 13)...At Wyoming (Nov. 20), combined with Mike Orakpo on a first-quarter completion to hold Alvester Alexander to no gain on fourth-and-1, giving the Rams possession at their own 34; later in the quarter, his blanket coverage in the end zone prevented an early TD pass.