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#54 Danny Batten
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
High School: Mesquite H.S.
Major: Construction Management
Experience: 3 Letters
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Danny returns for his fourth year as a starting defensive end ... received honorable mention All-America recognition each of the last two seasons  ... majoring in construction management

2008
Earned first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors after ranking second in the league with eight sacks ... also led team with 14.5 tackles for loss and ranked fourth with 75 total tackles ... named winner of Doug Miller Award for team defensive MVP and also was an honorable mention All-America selection by College Sporting News ... all of his sacks came in MVFC contests, including career-high two at Indiana State ... notched at least three tackles in every game, led by career-high 11 stops against Cal Poly ... aided second-half comeback at Stephen F. Austin with 24-yard return on first career interception ... made eight tackles and was credited with 1.5 sacks and two quarterback hurries in Beef Bowl victory over Western Illinois

2007
Started all 11 games and ranked sixth on team with 67 tackles ... earned first-team all-Great West Football Conference honors after ranking third in league with 12 tackles for loss and sixth in sacks with 4 1/2 ... recorded career-high 10 tackles, including a sack, in season-ending victory over North Dakota State ... shared team’s defensive player of the week honors in victory over Texas State after posting five total tackles, including two for loss and a sack, and two quarterback hurries ... opened season with nine-tackle, half-sack performance at Western Illinois ... also tallied sacks in games against Georgia Southern and Cal Poly ... forced and recovered fumble in road win at UC Davis ... blocked kick versus Northern Iowa ... notched at least three tackles in every game ... named honorable mention All-American by The Sports Network 

2006
Made an immediate impact with the Jackrabbits in 2006 as he cracked the starting lineup at defensive end as a true freshman ... played in all 11 games with 10 starts ... tied for sixth on team with 46 tackles and was third on squad with nine tackles for loss ... named team’s Defensive Player of the Week honors after tallying seven tackles versus William Penn (Iowa) ... shared weekly defensive honors after seven-tackle performance at Nicholls State (La.) ... registered seven tackles with three for loss and 1 1/2 sacks at Montana ... recorded two stops in collegiate debut versus Wisconsin-La Crosse ... collected four tackles and a fumble recovery at McNeese State (La.)

BEFORE SDSU
Lettered three seasons for coach Rich Iverson at Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Ariz. ... earned first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-state as a senior, when he had 144 tackles, including seven sacks ... gained 290 yards receiving with four touchdowns ... also earned first-team all-state honors in rugby