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Palomar Comets Football 2009

GATOR PUGH

NO. 43 /  OUTSIDE LINEBACKER, SOPHOMORE, 6-0, 190

HOMETOWN: Vista, CA

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Rancho Buena Vista (Class of 2008)

PERSONAL: Actual name is Brian Joseph Pugh. ... Born Dec. 4, 1989 in Hartford, CT. ... Son of Joseph Pugh and Elizabeth Glime-Pugh. ... Brother of Bubba Pug, 20, who started for the Comets at outside linebacker last season and is red-shirting this season. ... Also has a 13-year-old sister, Kal Pugh.

2008 SEASON: A part-time starter at outside linebacker for the Comets as a true freshman and also a special teams player and a long snapper. ... Had 36 tackles (23 solo), a sack, two tackles for losses, a pass break-up and two quarterback hurries. ... Contributed two tackles in 21-19 season-opening win over Southwestern on Sept. 6. ... Made his first community college in a 16-0 victory over Victor Valley on Sept. 13 and contributed four tackles (two solo), broke up a pass and had a QB hurry in a 16-0 victory over Victor Valley. ... Had two tackles (one solo) in a 37-17 rout of San Diego Mesa on Sept. 20. ... Had seven tackles (three solo) vs. Grossmont on Oct. 4. ... Contributed a solo tackle vs. Saddleback on Oct. 11. ... Had four tackles (three solo) and a tackle for a loss in a 38-14 victory at Santa Ana on Oct. 18. ... Contributed seven tackles (five solo), including a tackle for a loss in a 20-7 win over Long Beach City College on Oct. 25. ... Had three tackles (one solo) vs. Fullerton on Nov.  1. ... Contributed four tackles, all solo, as the Comets defeated Orange Coast 41-14 to close out the regular season on Nov. 8. ... Had two tackles (one solo) and a quarterback hurry in Palomar's 38-33 Golden Empire Bowl victory over Cerritos on Nov. 22.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Was a big-play performer on offense, defense and special teams at Rancho Buena Vista High, where he played under coach Tom Haman and, later coach Eric Jorgensen during the 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons. ... Came up big as a sophomore when his 14 tackles helped key a 35-7 victory over Southwest on Sept. 30, 2005. ... Had a series of big games late in his senior season of 2007 as he helped propel the Longhorns into the CIF-San Diego Section Division I championship game. ... Intercepted a pass and returned it 38 yards to set up the game-clinching touchdown mid-way through the fourth quarter as RBV defeated cross-town rival Vista 11-9 in the final game of the regular season on Nov.  9. ... Intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown to get the Longhorns rolling in a win over Calexico in the first round of the playoffs on Nov.  16. ... Broke open a close game early by blocking a punt as the Longhorns downed Eastlake in the semifinals on Nov. 30. ... Also averaged 6.9 yards per carry on offense during the season, rushing for 111 yards.

OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Baseball, wrestling

ACADEMICS: Undecided major.

(Updated Aug. 17, 2008)

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