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Draft Scout Ian Sluss News
05/03/13 - Patriots sign 19 Rookie Free Agents...Sluss, 23, earned All-Big Sky Conference honors in 2012 and was also selected as the Portland State team MVP after leading the team with 104 tackles, with four interceptions and four fumble recoveries. The 6-foot, 225-pounder, played two seasons at the University of Redlands before transferring to Portland State and redshirting in 2010. - New England Patriots
10/30/12 - OCT 29 BIG SKY DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Portland State linebacker Ian Sluss, a 6-foot, 225-pound senior from Vista, Calif., intercepted two passes, scored a touchdown, recovered two fumbles, and tallied six tackles in Portland State's 49-21 win over U.C. Davis. Sluss was a one-man turnover machine in the fourth quarter, falling on two fumbles and intercepting two passes in the final 15 minutes. Sluss picked off a pass and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown with 5:32 remaining, marking the third straight game he has scored a defensive touchdown. His first interception came with 12:10 to play and the Vikings holding a 28-14 lead. Sluss made five solo stops. OTHERS NOMINATED, DEFENSE: Nick Dzubnar, LB, Cal Poly, Tyrone Holmes, DL, Montana, Jody Owens, LB, Montana State, Mike Dosen, S, Northern Arizona, Gavin Miller, DE, Northern Colorado, Markell Williams, DB, Sacramento State, Zak Browning, LB, Southern Utah, Jordan Glass, LB, UC Davis. - Big Sky football
10/29/12 - OCT 28 SPORTS NETWORK NATIONAL FCS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ian Sluss, Portland State, Senior, 6-0, 225, LB, Vista, Calif.,...Sluss was a one-man wrecking machine in a decisive, 49-21 victory over UC Davis in the Big Sky Conference. The senior finished the contest with two interceptions - one of which he returned 31 yards for a touchdown with 5:32 left in regulation - two fumble recoveries, six tackles (five solo) and two passes defended in the win. In the fourth quarter, Sluss did most of his damage, recovering two fumbles and intercepting two passes. With PSU holding a 35-21 lead in the quarter, the senior intercepted UC Davis quarterback Randy Wright for a touchdown which put the Vikings in control of the game. It marked the third straight contest that he has scored a defensive touchdown. The senior also helped limit UC Davis to just 104 rushing yards as the Vikings improved to 3-5. - Sports Network
07/22/12 - 2012 BIG SKY PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): LB Ian Sluss, Sr., Portland State, has been selected Preseason All-Big Sky football for the 2012 college football season as chosen by select media and sports information directors in the league. Sluss was a second team All-Big Sky Conference selection in 2011 for the Vikings. A native of Vista, CA, Sluss had 55 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles last season. - Portland State football