Ben Criddle Athlete Profile

#21 Ben Criddle

Ben Criddle
Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Roster Years: 2005-2007 Hometown: Glendale, AZ Last School: Glendale Community College


Born in Hood River, Oregon ... parents are Michael and Leah Criddle ... has six brothers and one sister ... served a Church mission in Spokane, Washington, Spanish speaking ... was a four-year high honor roll student in high school ... recruited by Southern Utah, Liberty, Mesa State and Benedictine.

Before BYU

Played at Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Arizona ... was 5A all-region as a senior ... played at Eastern Arizona Junior College as a freshman ... was sixth in the Western States Football League in interceptions ... played for Glendale Community College as a sophomore in 2004 ... was second on team in interceptions finished junior college career with five interceptions and 63 tackles ... started as a guard on high school basketball team ... was named MVP on defense two years ... participated in track in the 4x100 ... was also a high and long jumper.


Yr     GP  Solo   Ast   Total   TFL/Yds   Sacks/Yds   Int/Yds   PBU   QBH   FR  FF
2006 12 47 6 53 3.0/7 0.0/0 2/0 9 0 0 0
Total 12 47 6 53 3.0/7 0.0/0 2/0 9 0 0 0

2005 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted after transferring from Glendale CC and was a valuable member of the game-prep squad ... won the unofficial dance competition at the Las Vegas Bowl Pep Rally.

2006 | Junior Year

Earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... listed by as an honorable mention newcomer of the year ... earned letterman honors as a junior ... started at cornerback in 12 of the Cougars' 13 games during the season ... credited with 53 tackles on the season ... totaled 47 solo tackles ... credited with 3.0 tackles for a combined loss of seven yards ... had two interceptions on the season ... had nine pass break-ups ... had a season-high seven tackles in the Cougars overtime loss at No. 23 Boston College ... suffered an ankle injury in the Cougars' 33-31 win over Utah and was unable to play in the Las Vegas Bowl ... a significant contributor on a defensive unit that gave up only 14.7 points per game, ranking 10th nationally ... part of a defense that ranked fourth nationally in turnover margin with +14 turnover margin (+1.08 pg) ... underwent surgery following the Las Vegas Bowl.