Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
BJ Vickers
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 03, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: One of the Cats' key mid-year signees ... Will add some experience and physical play on the offensive perimeter ... Showed it in spring ball, including one five-catch drive and 11 total in live action.


Junior College: Santa Monica, Calif., College, 2004 ... Earned second-team All-America honors with 700 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore ... CCCFCA first-team All-California JC Distrrict III honors ... In his two-year career, had 67 catches for more than 1,500 yards, with 22 scoring receptions ... One of UA's Rivals and four-star ratings ... Top Juco prospect at No.14 overall.


High School: Venice, Calif., High School, 2002 ... Earned PrepStar and Prep Football Report All-America honors out of Venice High School ... Had five interceptions as a junior safety ... PrepStar All-America out of high school, plus all-state and all-league after catching 67 passes for nearly 1,500 yards as a junior ... Rivals four-star high school recruit, rated its No. 18 wide receiver nationally ... Team captain last two years.


Personal: Son of Ryan Vickers of Denver and Vicky Sealey of Venice ... Academic major is interdisciplinary studies ... Mom is a social worker and father a correctional officer ... Dad lettered at Arizona under coach Larry Smith as a tight end in 1985 and 1986, catching nine passes for 68 yards as the No. 2 tight end ... Started three games, including the '85 Sun Bowl ... Younger siblings Horace, Chass, Carzel and Jahnah all are active in sports ... Relative of  linebacker David Vickers, a two-year starter at Colorado State in 2001-02 ... Second cousin Kirk Springs played safety for New York Jets from 1981-85 ... Date of birth: Aug. 17, 1985, in Los Angeles.