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App State Football BIO
30 Osvaldo Sombo
Played a very valuable role on Appalachian State’s defense, mainly as a reserve, in 2014 ... will likely come off the bench to provide a spark behind starting outside linebackers Kennan Gilchrist and Devan Stringer once again this season ... is particularly effective in passing situations, having ranked second on the team in quarterback hurries last season despite seeing relatively limited action ... could also be a contributor on special teams.

2014: Appeared in all 12 games ... made first-career start against Georgia State ... finished with 22 tackles in a primarily reserve role ... recorded at least three tackles in 6-of-12 games, including a season-high four stops at Georgia Southern ... registered three tackles against Southern Miss, Liberty, Troy, Georgia State and UL lafayette ... made his biggest play of the season at Troy when he forced a fumble that was returned 20 yards for a touchdown by Olawale Dada that helped kickstart the Mountaineers’ 53-14 rout ... saw most of his playing time in passing situations and ranked second on the team with five quarterback hurries.

2013: Redshirted after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery prior to the campaign.

Previous College: Played two seasons at Bakersfield College in the very competitive California Community College Athletic Association ... helped lead Bakersfield to its first-ever CCCAA championship in 2012 ... recorded 65 tackles, four-and-a-half sacks and an interception in 13 games as sophomore ... was a part of a defense that surrendered only 17.2 points per game.

High School: Attended East Mecklenburg H.S. in Charlotte before transferring to Butler H.S. as a senior ... earned all-conference recognition as a junior at East Meck ... coached at Butler by Mike Newsome.

Personal: Full name is Osvaldo C. Sombo ... born June 10, 1993 (22 years old) ... son of Maflada Sombo ... is one of four siblings ... majoring in communication studies.

Position: Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Matthews, N.C.
High School: Butler
Other College: Bakersfield College
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