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Palomar Comets Football 2008

BRETT WININGER

NO. 13 / FREE SAFETY, STRONG SAFETY

HOMETOWN: Murrieta, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: Vista Murrieta (Class of 2006)

PERSONAL: Full name is Brett Matthew Wininger. ... Born June 7, 1988 in Torrance. ... Son of Bruce and Leslie Wininger. ... Has three brothers, Peter (20), Brian (22) and Kyle (16). 

2008 SEASON: All-Southern Conference honorable mention. ... Had 42 tackles (23 solo), two interceptions, 1.5 tackles for losses and seven pass break-ups, as a part-time starter at safety and is being recruited by Cal Poly. ... Doubles as a holder. ... Had four tackles (two solo) and broke up a pass in season-opening 21-19 victory over Southwestern on Sept.6. ... Contributed four tackles (two solo) and broke up two passes in 16-0 shutout of Victor Valley on Sept. 13. ... Had two tackles in a 37-17 rout of San Diego Mesa on Sept. 20. ... Recorded two tackles (one solo) and broke up a pass on Sept. 27 as the Comets defeated College of the Desert 47-41 in four overtimes in a battle of unbeaten teams, handing the Roadrunners their first regular-season loss since 2006. ... Had two tackles (one solo) vs. Grossmont on Oct. 4. ... Contributed five tackles (three solo) and a sack vs. Saddleback on Oct. 11. ... Had three tackles (two solo) and a half-tackle for a loss in 38-14 rout of Santa Ana on Oct. 18. ... Came up huge in a 20-7 win over Long Beach City College on Oct. 25 with two interceptions, one to set up a field goal and the other at the goal-line on the Vikings' final play of the game, and six tackles (four solo). ... Had six tackles (four solo) and broke up a pass against Fullerton on Nov.  1. ... Contributed five tackles (two solo) and broke up a pass as the Comets closed out the regular season by routing Orange Coast 41-14 on Nov. 8. ... Had three tackles (two solo) in the Comets' 38-33 Golden Empire Bowl victory over Cerritos on Nov. 22 at Bakersfield.

2007 SEASON: Had 19 tackles (10 solo) as a true freshman, five of them in a 34-17 victory over Riverside Community College. ... Also had one tackle on an attempted punt play for a 37-yard loss in a 56-42 win over Grossmont and also broke up a pass.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: A second-team All-Southwestern League selection as a senior in 2005 at safety for Vista Murrieta under coaches Coley Candaele and Eric Peterson. ... Had nine tackles in a 24-17 win over Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley on Oct. 14. ... Was a captain for the Broncos.

OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Basketball, Baseball

ACADEMICS: Landscape Architecture major. ... Carried a 3.0 grade-point average in high school and has a 3.25 grade-point average at Palomar.

(Updated Dec. 3, 2008)

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