AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Played in 15 games as a member of the UCSD defense shutting out five different teams throughout the season, including the four game stint from Sept. 22 through Oct. 2.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Santana High School in Santee,
Calif. ... Lettered in soccer, football and lacrosse ... Named to the
All-Grossmont League First Team as a junior and senior for soccer and
also played on the San Diego Crusaders and Del Mar Sharks ... Honored as
an All-State Punter for Medium Schools (D-III and D-IV) as a senior in
PERSONAL: Born September 13, 1991 ... Parents are Hans and Judy van der Vrugt ... Father attended San Diego State ... Has an older brother named Gabe ... Is a Management Science major in Warren College ... Favorite athlete is Robin van Persie ... Favorite pro teams are the Arsenal Gunners, Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings ... Favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber ... Enjoys fishing in his free time ... Aspires to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).