Tulsa -- A returning letterwinner . . . transferred at mid-semester 2008 from El Camino (Calif.) Junior College . . . 2008 -- Played in 12 games. . . was credited with 11 tackles . . . missed the New Mexico and Central Arkansas games, but returned against Rice . . . tallied a season-high five tackles against UCF . . . had three stops in the season opener vs. UAB . . . Overall -- Was having a good spring, then suffered a knee injury . . . adds depth at linebacker . . . will also play a role on special teams.
Junior College -- Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at El Camino College . . . helped lead his team to a 9-1 record as a sophomore and a 12-2 mark his freshman season . . . his team was crowned Conference Champions in 2007 and California State Champions in 2006 . . . played in nine games as a sophomore and totaled 90 tackles . . . earned first-team honors in the Mission Football Conference American Division . . . had high games of 11 tackles against Saddleback JC and 10 stops and three tackles for -9 yards against Riverside JC . . . was credited with 75 stops as a freshman . . . junior college coach was John Featherstone.
High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Kamehameha High School . . . helped lead his team to an 11-1 mark as a junior and 8-3 record his senior season . . . started at defensive end his junior and senior seasons . . . earned Interscholastic League of Honolulu second team honors as a senior . . . also lettered one year in soccer and two years in track . . . high school football coach was Kanani Souza.
Personal -- Favorite sports movie is Coach Carter . . . his favorite TV show is "That `70s Show" . . . lists the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers as his favorite NFL teams . . . favorite NFL player is Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers . . . his favorite foods are Hawaiian dishes, Lau Lau and Kalua Pig . . . if he were forced to give up all his possessions but one, he would keep family pictures . . . his biggest superstition is to never turn your back to the ocean . . . favorite book is Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki . . . parents are Kaipo and Marvelyn Sarkissian . . . majoring in business management. (pronunciation . . . ky-po sar-key-shian)
Sarkissian's Career Statistics Defense G UT AT Tot Loss Sack FR FF PBU Int 2008 (Jr) 12 5 6 11 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0
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