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#8 David Guthrie
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 198
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tenmile, Ore.
High School: Douglas (Ore.) High School
Experience: Transfer

A decorated junior college transfer who enrolled in January, 2013 and will participate in spring practice as a junior. A tough-nosed kid who loves to hit, according to College of the Siskiyous coach Charlie Roche, and plays with a chip on his shoulder because of all the people who told him he was too small to be an effective defensive back...247sports.com rated him rated the No. 12 junior college safety prospect in the country...chose New Mexico over an offer from Illinois.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: A first-team Region II All-California Community College honoree for College of the Siskiyous in 2012, as well as a two-time Mid-Empire All-Conference selection...had 53 tackles and five interceptions in 11 games in '12. Siskiyous went 10-1 and beat Chabot College 47-18 in the Top of the State Bowl, in which Guthrie had an 85-yard interception return for a TD.

HIGH SCHOOL: An Oregon Class 4A first-team All-State wide receiver and defensive back, as well as a second-team all-state punter for Douglas High School in 2010...had 68 receptions for 1,083 yards and 16 TDs on offense and 70 tackles on defense his senior season for coach Joe Polamalu, who is the cousin of current Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu...A four-year letterman in football, basketball and track, Guthrie was a Douglas HS Athlete of the Year nominee his senior season...a member of the school's honor roll.

PERSONAL: Born April 29, 1993 in Los Angeles...full name is David Allen Guthrie...son of Rhonda Fuller...is the oldest of seven children...has five brothers (Ricky, Terrell, Trevin, Daniel, Nathaniel) and one sister (Ayla)...favorite move is "8 Seconds"...favorite food is French toast...favorite athlete is Brian Dawkins...wants to major in kinesiology and go to medical school.

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