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Doug Deakin
San Diego State
Nominated by Brady Hoke

Deakin, a senior captain and wide receiver from Oak Park, California, started his career at San Diego State as a volunteer for the football video staff in 2006. He earned a spot on the roster the following season on the defensive scout team. In 2008 he switched positions to wide receiver and last season saw action in 11 games, mostly on special teams.

Doug is a great leader on the team and is well respected among his teammates. He has a determined character that showed in his desire to play football at a D-I school and his willingness to do whatever was necessary to get his foot in the door and show what he was capable of. In addition, Doug earned the 2008 President’s Award for Highest Standards of Academic and Athletic Excellence and has been recognized as an SDSU Scholar-Athlete.