No. 7 SDSU is the highest ranked opponent SIU has defeated since Oct. 17, 2009 (No. 2 Northern Iowa).
The Saluki defense has now recorded a sack in 40 of its previous 41 games.
Offense made big plays in passing game, but defense forced four turnovers.
Kory Faulkner passed for 239 yards and four TDs.
The Salukis will host Southeast Missouri State for the home opener at Saluki Stadium Saturday at 6 p.m.
Started all 12 games...Third on the team with 75 tackles...Intercepted a pass against SEMO and returned it to the one-yard line, setting up a Saluki touchdown...Broke up eight passes and recovered a fumble...Posted double-digit tackles twice, including a season-high 12 against SEMO...Recorded six tackles and a tackle-for-loss in the season finale at Illinois State.... Earned a spot on the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
Started all 12 games at strong safety...Finished third on the team with 58 total tackles...His 35 solo tackles were third highest on the team...Led the team with a career-high 11 tackles in a road win over No. 7 South Dakota State...Tied for the team lead with seven tackles and recovered a fumble against No. 1 North Dakota State...Tied for the team lead with two interceptions, one at Illinois and one against Illinois State.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in 10 games, starting the final 10 games of the season at strong safety...Fifth on the team with 58 total tackles and third on the team with 29 solo tackles...Recorded a career-high nine tackles against Youngstown State and again against North Dakota State...Led the team with two interceptions...Forced a fumble against Youngstown State.
Was rated as the 26th-best prep player in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in its Super 30 rankings...Two-year starter...First team All-State and first team All-Conference as a senior...Recorded 87 tackles, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and a tackle for a loss...Helped the Hawks to a 13-1 record and a runner-up finish in Missouri's largest classification by leading the defense that only allowed 12.6 points per game...Caught 26 passes for 679 yards and six touchdowns as a receiver in 2010...Had 62 tackles as a junior while leading team to a 13-1 record and state championship.
Born in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 9, 1993...Son of Kim and David Cameron...Mother is a branch manager and father is a certified repairman...Has one brother and one sister...Majoring in psychology.