Named to the 1999 Athlon pre-season All-America second team ... Football News pre-season All-Mountain West Conference Team ... 1999 The Sporting News pre-season first team All-MWC ... .Lindy's 1999 pre-season first team All-Mountain West Conference and Top Ten Talent in the MWC ... Picked the eighth-best defensive end in the nation by The Sporting News.
1998: First team All-WAC selection for the second consecutive year...1998 Football News All-WAC first team and All-American honorable mention team...Has started 24 consecutive games at SDSU...Moved into third place on the SDSU career sack list with a total of 21...Recorded seven sacks for 44 yards in '98...WAC Pacific Division Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 26) for his performance against Utah in which he recorded seven solo tackles, two assists, two sacks for 21 yards and a pass broken up...His seven sacks tied for sixth-best in the conference while his 15 tackles-for-loss ranked seventh in the WAC...Selected team's outstanding defensive lineman by his teammates ... Recorded six total tackles, five unassisted in the Las Vegas Bowl.
1997: Was a first team All-WAC Pacific Division Defensive Team selection...Led the team in quarterback sacks with 12, a number that ranked fourth in the WAC and fourth on the Aztec single-season sack list...Finished fourth on the team with 82 total tackles (45 unassisted) the best by an Aztec defensive linemen in a decade...Battled double-teams from opposition much of the season...Since defensive stats started being kept in 1979, only three Aztec defensive linemen have registered more tackles than Gbaja-Biamila did in 1997...In the season opener against Navy, he recorded a career-high 13 tackles (six unassisted) and one sack...Recorded three sacks each vs. UNLV and Colorado State.
1996: A key addition to the defensive front...As a redshirt freshman, saw action in all 11 games, recording 22 tackles (13 unassisted), including four for loss and two sacks...Started at right defensive end in four games during the season... Led the team in fumbles caused with four, a total which ranked second in the WAC...Had the best game of the season versus Fresno State, recording seven tackles (four unassisted), one for a loss ...Registered five tackles (four solo), including his first career sack which went for a six yard loss against Colorado State.
1995: Redshirted as a true freshman...Received Prep Player Award as the top scout team player as selected by the coaching staff.
HIGH SCHOOL: An outstanding pass rusher and tight end for Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, Calif...Received Los Angeles Times All-Central City and All-Pacific League honors as a senior...Named the Central City Defensive Lineman-of-the-Year by the Los Angeles Times... Posted 17 sacks, 17 quarterback hurries and 89 total tackles during senior campaign...A National Football Foundation Hall of Fame scholar athlete.
PERSONAL: Muhammed Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila was born on September 24, 1977 in Los Angeles ...Was active in the community helping coordinate a program in L.A. called "Food from the Hood" for which he was recognized, along with other project members, on Newsweek's American Achievement Awards that were televised nationally by CBS...Also pictured on the cover and featured in Newsweek for his involvement in the project...Parents were born in Nigeria... Majoring in management at SDSU... Favorite athlete is Muhammad Ali.
Gbaja-Biamila Career Stats
----Tackles---- QB ---Fum--- ---Pass--- Year UT Total Loss Sack Csd Rec Bkup Int 1996 13 22 4 2 4 0 1 0 1997 45 82 6 12 0 1 2 0 1998 43 76 15 7 1 0 1 0 Total 88 180 25 21 5 1 4 0