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#7 Carlos Mendoza
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Oxnard, Calif.
High School: Oaks Christian HS
Experience: 1 Letter

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Overview:

  • All-around talent that played linebacker, running back, punter and returned kicks.

  • Is a very speedy linebacker with exceptional potential.

  • Is solid against the run and can make plays in the backfield.

Redshirt Freshman (2013):

  • Came back from an injury suffered in 2012 and played a key role in the defense.

  • Recorded five tackles on the year, four of them coming solo.

  • Set a season-high in tackles against Colorado with three.

  • Looking to build even more off the injury and is set to play a major role in the 2014 defense. 

True Freshman (2012):

  • Played a significant role through the first two games at linebacker before his season was cut short due to a shoulder injury, forcing him to redshirt.

  • Still had seven tackles on the year, including three against NAU in the season opener (8/30) to go along with a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble. 

  • Had another breakout game against Illinois (9/8) with two interceptions which he returned for a total of 19 yards, before leaving the game with the shoulder injury.

High School:

  • Earned All-West Region honors from PrepStar and is rated the No. 71 overall recruit in the state of California by SuperPrep, rated by Scout.com as the No. 54 outside linebacker prospect in the country, listed by ESPN as the No. 75 outside linebacker recruit in the nation.

  • Totaled 48 tackles, four sacks and three pass deflections as a senior in 2011 while adding 791 rushing yards on 119 carries (6.7 avg.) with eight touchdowns. Also caught 16 passes for 179 yards with two scores.

  • Was Oaks Christian's punter, averaging 39.5 yards on 33 punts with a long of 66 yards and nine downed inside the 20-yard line.

  • Totaled a season-high eight tackles against Westlake on Dec. 9, 2011.

  • Had a breakout rushing performance against Thousand Oaks on Oct. 21, 2011 with 241 rushing yards on 24 carries with two touchdowns.

  • Recorded 74 tackles, five sacks, one interception, one pass deflection, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble as a junior in 2010. Also carried 85 times for 437 yards (5.1 avg.) with eight touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 136 yards with one touchdown...Also averaged 24.0 yards on nine kickoff returns.

  • Totaled 10 or more tackles on four occasions.

  • "[When] we talked to the academic people and they showed us how much they help the players with their studies and getting a degree and that is where my mom was sold," said Mendoza. "They gave us a tour of the while campus and it just felt right and felt comfortable."

  • "ASU has everything that I was looking for," said Mendoza. "The coaches were great when they were recruiting me, the school is a nice place, it's not too far from home and it's a good fit for how I play."

  • Coached by Bill Redell at Oaks Christian High School.

  • Verbally committed to ASU on July 28, 2011.
CAREER G SOLO ASSIST TACKLES TFL PD FF FR BLK
2012 3 5 2 7 1.0 2 1 0 0
2013 4 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7 8 2 10 1.0 2 1 0 0
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