Berhe named to the Lott Trophy Watch List
Football set for Brigham Young in Poinsettia Bowl
Rocky Long named Mountain West Coach of the Year
SDSU-Air Force postgame notes
SDSU-Air Force postgame quotes
SDSU football travels up to Idaho to take on the Broncos
San Diego State vs. No. 10 Boise State - AP Photos - 11/19/11
Football vs. Wyoming
Football vs. TCU
Football vs. Michigan
An athletic defensive back, who had a standout sophomore campaign in his first year as a full-time starter in 2011 ... Ended spring drills atop the two-deep at the Aztec position ... SDSU's top returning tackler.
2011: Earned all-MW accolades as an honorable mention pick ... Started all 13 contests with the first six at one of the warrior spots and the final seven at Aztec ... His 67 tackles were third-most on the squad ... Also tied for second with a pair of interceptions and tied for third in pass breakups (5) ... 2011 midseason all-Mountain West first team by Phil Steele's College Football Magazine ... Starter at one of the warrior spots vs. Cal Poly, contributing three tackles ... Doubled his opening-game effort with six stops at Army ... Three solo tackles and his first pass breakup of the year vs. Washington State ... Logged his second career interception in the third quarter against Michigan, while also adding six tackles ... Tied as the team's second-leading tackler vs. TCU with a then season-high seven stops, including six solos, to go with a pass breakup ... Made three tackles at Air Force ... Had a season-high eight tackles in his first start at Aztec against Wyoming ... Made five tackles in another start vs. New Mexico ... Had six tackles, including a career-high two for a loss, along with a forced fumble (first of his career) and an interception en route to earning MW co-Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors ... Four tackles, 0.5 TFLs and a PBU vs. Boise State ... Had six stops and 0.5 TFL at UNLV ... Contributed a pass breakup against Fresno State ... Career and team game-high 10 stops in the loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in New Orleans.
2010: Competed in 12 of the 13 games, earning a pair of starts ... Was seventh on the team in tackles with 39, including 26 solo efforts ... Played his first collegiate game on defense and special teams vs. Nicholls, finishing with one solo stop ... Seven tackles, one TFL and recovered a fumble on punt coverage setting up an Aztec touchdown at New Mexico State ... Made two tackles and logged his first career PBU vs. No. 25 Missouri ... First career interception in the victory over Utah State, returning it 10 yards and also contributing four tackles ... Career high nine tackles with seven of those coming in the first half alone at BYU ... First career start in the upset of No. 23 Air Force ... Missed the Wyoming contest due to injury ... Career-high two PBUs and a pair of tackles vs. Colorado State ... Had three tackles and a PBU at TCU ... Made three stops vs. Utah ... Had three tackles against UNLV ... Made two solo stops as a starter in the win over Navy.
2009: Did not play as a true freshman.
High School: Led the Colton High Yellow Jackets to four consecutive San Andreas League championships ... A team captain in 2008 ... A three-time first-team all-San Andreas League selection ... A two-time first-team Press-Enterprise selection ... All-CIF defensive team in 2008 ... A two-time all-county selection ... Had 47 tackles (14 assisted) on the season and one interception as a senior ... Recorded a season-high 11 stops, including eight unassisted tackles against Cajon High ... Also had 32 rushes for 182 yards in 2008 ... Rated the No. 47 cornerback nationally by Rivals and the No. 83 cornerback prospect in America by Scout.com ... A two-year letterwinner in track and field ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born July 6, 1991, in Fontana, Calif. ... Parents are Judy Berhe and Berhe Asfaha ... Brother, Tam, played football at Redlands ... Received scholarship offers from Minnesota, New Mexico and UTEP ... Full name is Natneal Berhe ... Is a public administration major.
BERHE'S CAREER STATISTICS
Career Highs: Tackles: 9 at BYU (10/9/10); TFL: 1.0 at NMSU (9/11/10); INT:1 vs. Utah St. (9/25/10); PBU:2 vs. Colorado State (11/6/10); FR:1 at NMSU (9/11/10).