One of the Mountain West Conference’s top returning defensive backs ... A first-team all-conference selection by both the league’s coaches and Football News in only his first complete season as a full-time starter ... Should once again vie for all-conference honors and could push for All-America recognition ... A former walk-on.
2000: Had an outstanding junior campaign, starting all 11 games at strong safety ... Finished second on the team and sixth in the Mountain West with 97 tackles, including 51 solo stops ... Led the Aztecs in tackles for loss with 15 for minus 30 yards, including a seven-yard sack ... Tackle-for-loss total ranked fifth in the MWC ... Began SDSU’s comeback at New Mexico with a 43-yard interception return for touchdown ... Other interception came versus Utah ... Also credited with five pass break-ups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at Wyoming ... Finished the year with four double-digit tackle performances ... Opened the season with 15 tackles (10 unassisted), including three behind the line of scrimmage versus Arizona State, earning MWC player-of-the-week honors ... Recorded a season-high 17 stops at Air Force ... Other double-figure tackle performances came at BYU (11) and versus UNLV (14).
1999: Recorded his first collegiate interception in SDSU’s 39-7 win over Wyoming and returned it 73 yards for a touchdown ... Also had five tackles, including one for loss against the Cowboys ... Ranked second among Aztec defensive backs with 40 tackles ... Recorded four tackles for loss ... Made seven tackles, including one for a loss, against Utah ... Forced a fumble against Illinois ... Recorded four tackles, including one for a seven-yard loss, at Colorado State.
1998: Played sparingly in his first season, primarily seeing duty on special teams.
1997: Arrived on the San Diego State campus in the fall, but did not join the football program until the spring ... Later picked up a redshirt for the school year. High School: Was a heavily decorated prepster in Palmdale ... An all-conference football and basketball player ... Other gridiron honors included first-team all-Los Angeles Times and second-team by the Los Angeles Daily News ... Was a two-way star at Highland ... Ran for 600 yards on 60 carries and had nearly 700 receiving yards ... Picked off eight passes and returned four punts for touchdowns.
Personal: Born Nov. 7, 1979, in Charleston, S.C. ... Son of William and Kye Demps ... Brother of 2001 Aztec signee Marcus Demps ... Father served in the Air Force ... Majoring in business administration.