2021 Sun Devil Bowl Guide

30 LAS VEGAS BOWL | DEC. 30, 2021 ARIZONA STATE 2021 BOWL GUIDE FOOTBALL • Earned Bill Kajikawa Most Outstanding Freshman Award, given to top Sun Devil freshman annually in honor of the Sun Devil Hall of Famer. • Named a Maxwell Football Club Freshman All-American, one of just 22 freshmen players to earn recognition from the organization • Finished his first regular season with 40 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, and two pass breakups in 12 games. • One of just three true freshman linebackers in the Pac-12 to play at least 250 snaps. • The highlight of the season came on a crucial fourth down stop, when he tackled UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the backfield for a momentum-changing play. • Second-highest graded true freshman linebacker overall on defense in the FBS. PFF rates him as the second-highest graded true freshman linebacker in coverage in the FBS (76.0). • Gentry has been credited with only five missed tackles, tied for ninth among true freshmen FBS linebackers with 250+ snaps. That is tied for fourth-fewest missed tackles of any linebacker in the Pac-12 with 250+ snaps. • Regardless of year, PFF rates him as the fifth-highest graded Pac-12 linebacker. ALL-AMERICAN ERIC GENTRY FRESHMAN