8.21 Football news conference quotes
SDSU football travels up to Idaho to take on the Broncos
A highly-touted recruit, who has suffered knee injuries in back-to-back years and has yet to see action ... Is an SDSU scholar-athlete ... One of six current Aztec players to graduate from Oceanside High.
2011: Missed the entire 2011 season with a knee injury.
2010: Redshirted after tearing his ACL prior to the start of fall camp.
High School: A three-star recruit out of Oceanside High by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the 118th recruit at the athlete position nationally by Scout.com ... Two-time first-team all-league, all-North County and all-CIF honoree ... Posted big offensive numbers as a senior for the Pirates with 68 carries for 627 yards and five touchdowns and caught 49 balls for 770 yards and six touchdowns ... Named a member of the 2009 all-state team by CalHiSports.com (second team) ... As a junior, had 772 yards on 40 catches and six scores on offense and picked off six passes, while defending 20 others on defense ... Was a three-year letterwinner in basketball, earning first-team all-league honors and all-CIF honors as a senior.
Personal: Born July 17, 1991, in Long Beach, Calif. ... Son of Lanie and
Jerry Whittaker, Sr. ... Father, Jerry, played baseball at Oklahoma and was a
second-round Draft pick by the Chicago White Sox ... Chose San Diego State over
scholarship offers from Arizona, Washington, Washington State and New Mexico
State ... Also was looked at by Texas A&M ... Full name is Jerry Augustus
Whittaker, Jr. ... Majoring in criminal justice.