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Brandon Lopez
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 2L ... Two-year letterman Lopez factors in UA special teams play and will compete for an offensive role as an H-back... One of those tough guys who the new offensive system could favor, like his 10-yard TD catch-run in the Spring Game... Caught one pass for five yards and contributed five solo tackles on kick units in 2006... Switched from linebacker in 2005 fall camp... Special teams starter... Started the Oregon and Washington games in 2005... No rushing attempts, but caught four passes for 35 yards, including a 16-yarder for a key first down at Oregon State... Worked at the weakside linebacker spot in his redshirt freshman season... Also worked on defense scout teams in 2004... Was a prep offensive standout  that Mike Stoops felt could play either way.


Career Totals: 23 games, 2 starts; 5-40 receiving; 8 tackles


High School: Vail High School, Vail, Ariz., 2004 ... The lone Tucson-area player signed by the Cats ... Was one of the first players to commit to the class, giving an oral pledge in mid-September, well before Mike Stoops was hired ... PrepStar postseason All-West selection ... All-area honors by the Tucson Citizen and Arizona Daily Star ... Cienega’s featured halfback on offense his senior year ... Rushed for 1,509 yards and 25 scores as a senior ... Rushed for 1,687 yards and 17 touchdowns, plus 98 tackles on defense as a junior ... Earned three letters in football and one each in wrestling and baseball ... Football team captain for three years.


Personal: Academic major is regional development... Son of Frank and Sherry Lopez of Benson ... Mother graduated from Cochise College and works in the security business and father is a heavy equipment operator ... Younger brothers, Frankie and Daniel, play football and wrestle ... Full name: Brandon Michael Lopez ... Date of birth: Jan 3, 1985, in Tucson.


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