Chris Olave headlines 10 former San Diego Section standouts in Week 1 of 2021 college football season

The 2021 college football season is underway and former San Diego Section standouts are already making their mark across the country. From Chris Olave to Jahad Woods here are 10 former San Diego Section high school football stars who had big performances in Week 1.


Mission Hills grad Chris Olave, who decided to return to Ohio State for his senior season despite projections that had him being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, put on a show for the Buckeyes in his season debut. He caught four passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Minnesota.

Otay Ranch grad Devin Lloyd, a two-time All-Pac-12 selection, had 12 tackles, a sack, and an interception to help the Utes to a 40-17 win over Weber State.

La Jolla Country Day grad Braxton Burmeister led Virginia Tech to an upset win over North Carolina. He passed for 169 yards and a touchdown and added 42 rushing yards and an additional touchdown.

Helix grad Carson Baker made his debut at quarterback for Western Kentucky after transferring in from San Diego State. The redshirt sophomore attempted one pass in backup duty, completing it for a 54-yard touchdown pass.

Mt. Carmel grad Rashid Shaheed returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdowns in Weber State’s loss to Utah. It was Shaheed’s sixth career touchdown return.

Bonita Vista grad Greg Bell had 161 rushing yards and a touchdown to help San Diego State take down New Mexico State in their season opener.

Cathedral Catholic grad Tyson Maeva had nine tackles and a sack in Fresno State’s 31-24 loss to Oregon.

Helix grad Michael Shawcroft had three tackles, one sack, and one interception in San Diego State’s win over New Mexico State.

San Marcos grad Kyle Philips had two catches for 49 yards and a touchdown to help the Bruins upset LSU at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

Helix grad Jahad Woods led Washington State with 13 tackles in their week one loss to Utah State.

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