63 individuals garner MW's highest academic honor
3 individuals hold 4.0 cumulative grade-point average
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2012 Signing Class Highlights; 24 players
Division I career games played/started: 11/0 (10/0 in 2013...1/0 in 2012).
2013 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games for Colorado State and registered four tackles
- Recorded a career-high two tackles on the road against then-No. 1 Alabama (Sept. 21).
2012: Received a medical hardship waiver as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility. Played in one game vs. North Dakota State (Sept. 8) before suffering a season-ending arm injury.
High School: A three-year starter on both sides of the ball at Elsinore High School in Wildomar, Calif., about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, led his team to a 28-9 record from 2009-11...Won two consecutive Defensive Player of the Year honors, in 2010 and `11, as the top defender in the entire CIF Southern Section/Eastern Division...The starting middle linebacker in the Tigers' 4-3 and 3-3 defenses, finished with 381 career tackles, nine sacks and two interceptions...Earned consecutive team MVP awards from his coaches and teammates, in 2010 and `11...A three-year letterman and three-year team captain, also started at tight end every season, catching 28 career passes, seven for touchdowns...Also racked up three all-Sun Belt Conference certificates, and earned a pair of all-Riverside County and All-Murrieta Valley accolades...As a senior, led the 8-4 Tigers to the second round of the second round of the CIF Southern Section/Eastern Division playoffs...Garnered second-team all-state honors (CalHiSports.com) and his division's Defensive Player of the Year award...The senior quarterback of the EHS defense, posted 145 stops, four sacks, an INT and a forced fumble, while as a tight end caught 11 passes for 185 yards and three TDs...As a junior in 2010, guided the 12-2 Tigers to their first championship in the program's 83-year history, a CIF Southern Section/Eastern Division crown, and earned division Defensive Player of the Year honors in the process...Compiled 139 tackles, three sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery...The team's second-leading receiver as a junior, hauled in 16 catches for 305 yards, with three TDs...A first-year starter as a sophomore in 2009, posted 97 tackles, a pair of sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, while his lone reception was a 15-yard TD...Played football for his father, longtime Elsinore head coach Tony Peralta...Also lettered two years in basketball, as a forward, and ran track as a freshman and sophomore...A valedictorian and three-time academic all-CIF student-athlete, had a 4.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale, thanks to advanced-placement classes, and turned down a football invitation from Harvard to play for the Rams...Also runs a 4.8 40-yard dash.
Personal: Given name Nolan Anthony Peralta...Last name is pronounced perr-AHL-tah...Born Aug. 18, 1993, in Los Alamitos, Calif. ...Son of Tony and Julia Peralta...Has one younger brother and an older sister, Kayla, who played volleyball at Cal Lutheran...Involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes at EHS, and also served as a volunteer youth basketball coach...majoring in natural sciences...Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
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