Dec. 3, 2011
Dec. 3, 2011
Dec. 3, 2011
Bronze Boot on line Saturday in meeting No. 102
Head coach's weekly press conference transcript
CSU Football vs. Air Force Highlights, Nov. 26, 2011
2011 Football vs. Northern Colorado - Sept. 10, 2011
2011 Football Media Day - Aug. 10
Colorado State vs. BYU, Nov. 13, 2010
Colorado State vs. New Mexico, Oct. 30, 2010
Colorado State vs. Miami (Ohio) - Sept. 18, 2010
2011 (Senior): A consensus preseason all-conference selection, and a member of the Nagurski and Lombardi watch lists, played in just five games, with three starts, having broken his ankle in Week 2...Finished with 28 tackles (13 solo), 3½ stops behind the line of scrimmage, 1½ sacks, one pass breakup, one interception, a fumble recovery and forced fumble... Entered the season leading the nation in career tackles for loss, after pacing the country in 2010 with seven forced fumbles...Elected Aug. 26 one of five permanent team captains, one of two on defense...Kicked off his senior year in conference-opening win at New Mexico (Sept. 3), with a team-high 11 tackles, including 1½ sacks; dropped QB Tarean Austin short of the sticks on an early third-down run, forcing a missed 48-yard FG attempt, then sacked him later in the first half to force another FG attempt...Against UNM, became just the 14th player in program annals to reach the 300-tackle milestone...In home-opening win vs. Northern Colorado (Sept. 10), sustained a painful broken ankle during the second quarter; underwent surgery that night and the program hopes to return him to the field by season's end...Until the injury, had not missed a game in his college career, playing in 39 straight, having started 37 of those 39 with 12 consecutive starts...In fact, prior to his redshirt season as a true freshman in 2007, had not missed an organized football game since seventh grade...Began treadmill and pool rehab in late October, and showed good straight-line running at practices during team's second bye week, in early November...Traveled with Rams to conference tilt at UNLV (Oct. 29) and successfully won the game's opening coin toss...Began light running in late October and returned to the practice field in pads Nov. 9, but decided after consulting with medical staff and coaches that since he was only about 75-80 percent, not to play in windy, 18-15 loss vs. San Diego State (Nov. 12)...Two months and nine days after breaking his ankle, returned to the field on third play of game, in loss at No. 19 TCU (Nov. 19), just 32 miles from his high-school gridiron; combined with Duncanville HS teammate Marcus Shaw on a key takeaway in the fourth quarter, recovering an Ed Wesley fumble forced by Shaw...Involved in another loose ball early in loss vs. Air Force (Nov. 26), registered a trademark forced fumble, from QB Tim Jefferson (recovered by Max Morgan), to help end the Falcons' first drive, at the CSU 13-yard line; the Rams would cash in the takeaway to take a 7-0 lead...Also in Falcons contest, his first start since breaking his ankle in Week 2, on the Rams' all-time tackles list surpassed No. 11 Erik Olson (311, 1996-99) and tied No. 10 Jeff Horinek (312, 2005-08)...In final college game, vs. Wyoming (Dec. 3), registered a trademark tackle for loss, snuffing out a Brett Smith run and helping to force an eventual first-quarter punt; then in the third quarter, picked off a Smith pass, the LB's first INT since Nov. 6, 2010.
2010 (Junior): A second-team all-conference selection, played in all 12 games (11 starts) and led the nation with seven forced fumbles...Finished second on the team with 95 tackles (56 solo), including a team-leading 15 stops for loss, and 4 ½ sacks...In addition to his seven forced fumbles, most by a CSU player since Joey Porter (8) and Clark Haggans (7) in 1998, also picked off a pass, broke up two others, recovered two fumbles and totaled three QB hurries...Had started 24 consecutive games until a Week 1 knee injury halted the streak...Returned to his SLB position for the first time since his freshman All-America campaign in 2008, with the return of Ricky Brewer...At Nevada (Sept. 11), did not start (knee) but played most of the game; missed his first start since Sept. 6, 2008, vs. Sacramento State (ankle)...Returned to lineup at Miami-Ohio (Sept. 18) and picked up 1½ tackles for loss, including his season's first sack...In dramatic 36-34 win vs. Idaho (Sept. 25), had 2½ tackles for loss; on the Vandals' final drive with CSU trailing 34-33, teamed with Brewer to throw Deonte Jackson for a 2-yard loss, leading to a punt just prior to the Rams' walk-off FG...In loss vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2), left with a knee injury late in the first quarter, but sat out only one series and played the balance of the game...Started at No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9) and forced and recovered a Jared Tew fumble at CSU's 3-yard line in the second quarter, answering an AFA interception that had set up the Falcons inside the Rams' 5...In 43-10 win vs. UNLV (Oct. 16), despite two bad knees and an injured shoulder, started and posted a game-high 13 tackles, including a sack...At No. 9 Utah (Oct. 23), combined with C.J. James on a first-quarter sack, only the third allowed by the Utes up to that point in their season, then hurried Jordan Wynn into a second-quarter incompletion on third-and-6, forcing the Utes to settle for a FG...In 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), forced a career-best two fumbles and matched a career high with three tackles for loss...In heartbreaking 24-19 loss at SDSU (Nov. 6), turned in one of the top individual defensive efforts in CSU history, with nine tackles, one sack, an INT, a PBU, a forced fumble and the longest fumble return in program annals, 88 yards; on that return, with the Aztecs facing third-and-goal from the Rams' 2, shot into the backfield, not falling for Ryan Lindley's play-action fake, then swatted the ball from the QB's hands and scooped up the fumble at the 12, racing down the left sideline untouched...The score, possibly a 14-point swing, gave the Rams a 13-10 lead with 3:56 left in the third quarter and broke Sean Moran's 1994 CSU record (Moran scored on a 77-yard return at No. 4 Arizona)...In the first half of SDSU contest, registered his first career INT, picking off Lindley, the league's leading passer, setting up a FG...In loss vs. BYU (Nov. 13), forced two more fumbles, both in CSU territory, giving him five over a three-game stretch and vaulting him into the national lead in that category with six overall...At Wyoming (Nov. 20), forced his seventh 2010 fumble, shooting a gap to sack Austyn Carta-Samuels early in the second quarter, but the loose ball fortuitously bounced into the Cowboys' hands...Also in Wyo contest, dropped back on every punt return to serve as a short man, and posted a fair catch.
2009 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games at CSU's playmaking position, WLB...Garnered second-team all-conference honors, leading CSU in tackles for a second straight year, with 91 (51 solo)...Also tied for the conference lead in averaging 1.29 tackles for loss per game...His 15½ tackles for loss in 2009 were the most by a CSU player since future Super Bowl champions Clark Haggans (17) and Joey Porter (16) in 1997...Plus, his team-leading six sacks were the most by a Rams defender since Bryan Save had seven in 2003...In reverberating 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6), nearly intercepted a Cody Hawkins pass, then with the Buffs in CSU territory in the final stanza, sacked Hawkins on third down, a 9-yard loss that forced a punt...In 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), early in the final period, forced a fumble after a completion that was recovered by teammate Nick Oppenneer at the Rams' 11...In bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3), posted seven stops, three for loss, including a sack; hurried QB Nathan Enderle on the ninth play of the Vandals' game-opening drive, inducing a Nick Oppenneer interception in the Rams' end zone...Sacked Enderle late in the first half; his other two tackles for loss were on the same fourth-quarter drive, helping to force a punt in a one-score game...In 24-17 loss vs. Utah (Oct. 10), scooped up a fumble to set up a third-quarter touchdown that gave CSU a 17-3 lead...In loss at No. 8 TCU (Oct. 17), combined with Ivory Herd on the Frogs' first series to drop RB Joseph Turner on third down and force a punt, then on TCU's next snap forced an Ed Wesley fumble (upheld by replay) that Elijah-Blu Smith recovered to set up a FG that gave CSU a 6-0 lead...Had three tackles for loss in setback vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24), including a spectacular first-quarter stop in which he snuffed out a reverse to Aztec playmaker Vincent Brown, scrambling on all fours several yards to drop the WR in the backfield...Showed extreme toughness in loss vs. Air Force (Oct. 31); after leaving briefly with a painful shoulder injury late in the third, returned to break up a pass and sack Tim Jefferson on the same fourth-quarter drive...Played with an upset stomach in last-second loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21), and posted a pair of third-down stops to halt the Lobos in the first half, plus another tackle for loss...Had a career-high two sacks -- both in the second half -- in 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27).
2008 (Freshman): A consensus freshman All-American, including Sporting News All-Freshman Team recognition, Phil Steele and the Rivals.com Mountain West Newcomer of the Year award, also earned honorable-mention all-MWC honors...Ranked second among the nation's freshmen (behind Oklahoma's Travis Lewis) with a team-leading 105 tackles (57 solo)...Started his college debut, at SLB, vs. Colorado (Aug. 31); late in first half, forced a fumble that was recovered by CSU in Rams territory...Sustained an ankle injury in CU game and didn't practice the following week, but still played as a reserve in win vs. Sac State (Sept. 6)...In come-from-behind win vs. UNLV (Oct. 4), picked up his first career sack, combining with Jeff Horinek to drop Omar Clayton on third down, forcing a punt...On a two-play possession in the second quarter at No. 14 Utah (Oct. 18), dropped Jereme Brooks for a 3-yard loss on an end-around near midfield, then hurried QB Brian Johnson on second down, forcing an interception that Nick Oppenneer returned 55 yards...Personally accounted for two takeaways and a TD in tough 45-42 loss to No. 17 BYU (Nov. 1); scooped up a Max Hall fumble and ran 20 yards for his first career TD, and alertly pounced on a fumble with 8:59 left in the game, setting up a go-ahead TD...In New Mexico Bowl triumph vs. Fresno State (Dec. 20), made two more pivotal plays as CSU held Fresno State in check, a hurry that forced an incompletion on third-and-8, forcing a punt with the Rams down 28-26, and a statement stop with 4 minutes left and CSU winning 33-28, dropping Marlon Moore for a 4-yard loss.
2007: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first year of college eligibility.
High School: An all-district LB in 2005 and `06 at Duncanville (Texas) High School, also played RB...Team's captain and most valuable linebacker...Second-team all Texas in 2005...A two-sport athlete at Duncanville, also lettered two years in track...Earned Who's Who Among High School Students...coach was Dan Schrieber.
Personal: Given name Mychal Anthony Sisson...Born Oct. 1, 1988, in Indianapolis, Ind. ...Son of Shawn Motley and Tracey Sisson-Mundy...Has three brothers and a sister...In the local community, has helped staff a youth Super Bowl party, assisted struggling elementary school kids with reading, visited elderly rehabilitating patients and appeared at the Boys and Girls Club...Majoring in liberal arts...Hometown: Duncanville, Texas.