San Diego State football
The Aztecs getting sharp for their Aug. 31 home opener. Photo credit: screenshot, @SDSUfootball, via Twitter

San Diego State football has named seniors Ryan Agnew, Parker Houston and Kyahva Tezino as captains for the season that begins at home in three weeks.

Agnew went 6-1 as the starting quarterback last season, passing for 1,651 yards and 10 touchdowns. He led the Mountain West conference in passing yards per completion (14.36).

Houston started all 13 games at tight end last year, recording 16 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns. Last month, he was named to watch lists for the Mackey Award (outstanding collegiate tight end) and the Wuerffel Trophy (community service, athletic and academic achievement).

Tezino logged 127 tackles, 70 solo, last year, en route to earning first-team all-Mountain West honors. He led the conference in solo tackles per game, and was third in the league in sacks per game. He is on three preseason watch lists in 2019, including for the Bednarik Award (college defensive player of the year), Nagurski Award (defensive player of the year) and the Butkus Award (nation’s best linebacker).

The team opened its fall camp earlier this month and head coach Rocky Long called it “a good sign” that his players came in with a firm grasp of their team roles. Tezino pronounced the team “ready to go.”

The Aztecs finished 2018 with a 7-6 record.

SDSU’s Mountain West home schedule features the two teams that finished atop the West Division standings last year, Fresno State and Nevada.

The Aztecs kick off their 2019 season at home at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium against Weber State at 6 p.m. Aug. 31.

– Staff reports