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Darnell Sankey pursuing NFL career

Jeremiah Martinez

December 11, 2015

Before accepting his only Division I scholarship offer from Sacramento State in 2012, linebacker Darnell Sankey wasn’t highly recruited in high school. Four years later, he faces adversity again, as he’ll be pursuing a career in the NFL as a small-school prospect, and he will begin the pre-dra...

Former Sac State linebacker overcomes rocky start to NFL career

Rachel Rosenbaum

January 27, 2015

As a prospective professional athlete hoping to compete in the NFL, coming out of a Division I football program that isn't a household name or known for its rowdy 12th man crowd can make it difficult to stand out among the other major-college competition. Current Denver Broncos linebacker Todd D...

Todd Davis humbled by NFL experience

State Hornet Staff

September 11, 2014

Former Sacramento State linebacker Todd Davis was released from the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad Sept. 4. He was originally signed by the team to a three-year contract June 23.Davis was replaced by second-year quarterback Ryan Griffin, who was waived Sept. 2 after the team re-signed receiver R...

The Curt Locker: Football all buzz, no bite in 2013

Curtis Manlapig

December 4, 2013

Almost is a word that should never be said when it comes to sports because it implies coming so close, yet not obtaining the goal. To say the Sacramento State football team almost won games they should have is unacceptable; the Hornets blew opportunities to win more games than it did.  Sac State finis...

Sac State falls to UC Davis in 60th Causeway Classic

The Hornet football team makes their entrance onto the field at the Causeway Classic on Saturday at Hornet Stadium.

Curtis Manlapig

November 23, 2013

The UC Davis offense was efficient running and passing the ball Saturday, as it took down Sacramento State in the 60th edition of the Causeway Classic at Hornet Stadium.The Hornets lost 34-7, its fourth straight loss in the rivalry game.  Davis junior running back Gabe Manzanares ran for 122 yards on 27 carries ...

A defensive stop highlights Sac State’s victory over Portland State

Curtis Manlapig

November 16, 2013

The Sacramento State defense stopped Portland State on a key fourth-and-inches play late in the fourth quarter, which led to the Hornets scoring the game-winning touchdown.The Vikings running back DJ Adams rushed to his left and was stopped behind the line by senior linebacker Todd Davis and sophomore d...

Sac State looks to avoid three-game losing streak at Portland State

Refusing to go down, senior running back Ezekiel Graham drags four Southern Oregon defenders along with him. Graham finished the game with 166 yards and a touchdown.

Curtis Manlapig

November 14, 2013

Matchup: Sacramento State Hornets at Portland State VikingsRecords: Sac State: 4-6,(3-3); Portland State: 6-4, (3-3)Where: PortlandWhen: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1:05 p.m.Players to watch:Senior linebacker Todd Davis: Davis has been the anchor on the Hornet defense this season and leads the Big Sky Conference with 107 ...

Sac State improves to 3-1 in Big Sky with win over North Dakota

Curtis Manlapig

October 19, 2013

The offense and defense of the Sacramento State football team were dominant Saturday as the Hornets took down the University of North Dakota.Sac State won the game 31-7 behind great play from senior linebacker Todd Davis.Davis had a solid game piling up two sacks, one interception and eight tackles.Da...

Sac State defense looks to improve Saturday at North Dakota

Curtis Manlapig

October 17, 2013

The Sacramento State defense will look to rebound from a poor showing in the loss to Northern Arizona last week when it takes on North Dakota Saturday in Grand Forks, North Dakota.The Hornet defense surrendered a season-high 619 yards of total offense last week, making it the third time this season the Ho...

Running backs shine in Sac State debut

No. 53 senior line backer Todd Davis, picks up an interception.

Curtis Manlapig

October 5, 2013

It was a night of firsts for Sacramento State as the Hornets took down Northern Colorado Saturday on Homecoming.With the win, Sac State is now 2-0 in Big Sky Conference play for the first time since joining the conference in 1996.Running backs, true freshman Jordan Robinson and junior transfer Brandon...

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