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Baylin Brooks Season 2024

#80
PositionWR
Weight200 lbs
Height6-2
ClassSophomore
HometownPasadena, Calif.
Exp.1L

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2023)
Played all 12 games as a true freshman ... Made his first collegiate start in his first collegiate game against Ohio and four starts total ... Collected 15 catches for 261 yards (17.5 avg) ... Became the first Aztec true freshman with at least 100 receiving yards in nearly 29 years since Az Hakim had 143 at Wyoming on Oct. 22, 1994 and just the fourth in SDSU’s Division I history (since 1969) after totaling 117 yards against Boise State (Sept. 22) ... Started the opener against Ohio on Aug. 26, becoming the first Aztec true freshman wide receiver to start since Elijah Kothe started at New Mexico on on Nov. 3, 2018 ... Had two catches for 19 yards (9.5 avg.) in  35 snaps ... Caught his lone target of the night for seven yards against Idaho State on Sept. 2 ... Played three statless snaps against UCLA on Sept. 9 ... Got the start at No. 16/17 Oregon State on Sept. 16, the second of his young career ... Recorded two catches on four targets ... Entered the game with 39 career receiving yards, nearly doubling it with a then career-high 34 yards ... Also made a then career-long reception of 24 yards in the third quarter ... Had a breakout game against Boise State on Sept. 22, setting career highs in receptions (5) and receiving yards (117), while logging his first career touchdown ... Became SDSU’s first 100-yard receiver since Mekhi Shaw had 120 at New Mexico on Nov. 18, 2022 and the 92nd different Aztec with a 100-yard receiving game ... The 117 yards tied for the sixth most in the country among true freshmen ... Started his third consecutive game at Air Force on Sept. 30 ... Made one catch for 16 yards ... Led the team with five targets ... Logged 22 snaps off the bench at Hawai’i on Oct. 14 ... Saw two targets, making one catch for 21 yards ... Came off the bench for one offensive snap against Nevada on Oct. 21 ... Played 21 offensive snaps against Utah State on Nov. 4 ... Had three targets, but no catches ... Logged 18 statless snaps at Colorado State on Nov. 11 ... Saw two targets at San Jose State on Nov. 18 ... Caught both of his targets in the season finale against Fresno State on Nov. 25 ... Totaled 34 yards with a long of 28.

HIGH SCHOOL
Starred at Pasadena High School in Pasadena, California … Helped the Bulldogs to a 9-2 record during the 2022 campaign … Earned offensive league MVP honors for his standout performance as a senior … According to MaxPreps, as a senior he totaled 1,283 all-purpose yards, including 903 receiving yards, 194 return yards and 141 rushing yards … Totaled 13 touchdowns during his senior campaign, including 11 touchdown catches, one rushing and another passing touchdown … Averaged 90.3 receiving yards per game and a whopping 10.8 yards per carry rushing the ball … Had six games with at least 100 receiving yards, including a season-high 128 yards on five catches and three touchdowns in a 51-7 win over Arcadia HS … Had three touchdown catches in the Bulldogs’ 47-0 win over Muir HS, a game in which he had five catches for 118 yards … As a junior at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, he played in 12 games, catching 39 passes for 549 yards and seven touchdowns … In the classroom, he earned honor roll status while also playing baseball throughout high school ... Ranked by 247sports as a three-star recruit with a scout grade of 86 … Also ranked by ESPN as a three-star recruit with a scout grade of 76, and earned two stars from Rivals ... Picked the Aztecs over offers from Arizona, Nevada, Portland State and San Jose State.

SINGLE-GAME BESTS
Receptions: 5 vs. Boise State (9/22/23)
Receiving Yards: 117 vs. Boise State (9/22/23)
Receiving Touchdowns: 1 vs. Boise State (9/22/23)
Long Reception: 37 vs. Boise State (9/22/23)