San Jose State Spartans College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best San Jose State Spartans Offensive Player
OT Jackson Snyder, Sr.
The four-year starter is back for his super-senior year. He’s experienced, consistent, and he might just be the best left tackle in the conference. The 6-5, 310-pounder has been through it all, earning First Team All-Mountain West honors as the leader of a line that gets everyone back.
2. QB Nick Starkel, Sr.
3. TE Derrick Deese, Sr.
4. WR Isaiah Hamilton, Jr.
5. RB Tyler Nevens, Sr.
Best San Jose State Spartans Defensive Player
DE Cade Hall, Sr.
If it’s not Hall here, it’s his end mate on the other side, Viliami Fehoko. If it’s not Fehoko, it’s LB Kyle Harmon. All of them are terrific – and the safeties are, too – with the 6-3, 270-pound Hall coming off a fantastic 26-tackle season with ten sacks and 12 tackles for loss.
He missed the bowl game, but before that he was a game-wrecker with two more more sacks in three of the last four games in his First Team All-Mountain West season.
2. DE Viliami Fehoko, Jr.
3. LB Kyle Harmon, Sr.
4. S Tre Jenkins, Jr.
5. CB Nehimiah Shelton, Sr.
Top Incoming San Jose State Spartans Transfer
LB Matthew Tago, Jr.
There aren’t any big-name transfers coming in like Nick Starkel from last year, but there are plenty of solid ones. Will Hall could boost up the punting job right away coming over from Michigan, former Illinois running back Kenyon Sims should be a factor, and the hope is for Nevada’s Charles Ross to make an impact for the receiving corps right away.
However, the 6-2, 225-pound Tago goes from being a a reserve in the rotation at Oregon State to potentially a big part of the linebacking corps. The brother of former Spartan tackling machine Christian Tago has the upside to soon become one of the team’s leading stat guys.