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#7 Carlos Mendoza
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 222
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Oxnard, Calif.
High School: Oaks Christian HS
Experience: Redshirt

Arizona State: All-around talent that played linebacker, running back, punter and returned kicks...Is a very speedy linebacker with exceptional potential...Reportedly runs a 4.49 40-yard dash...Is solid against the run and can make plays in the backfield...Attended the same high school as ASU tight end Christopher Coyle...

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…

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)...Also had a tackle for loss and a forced fumble in this game...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...Added 791 rushing yards on 119 carries (6.7 avg.) with eight touchdowns...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...Registered six stops against Royal on Oct. 14, 2011...Had a breakout rushing performance against Thousand Oaks on Oct. 21, 2011 with 241 rushing yards on 24 carries with two touchdowns...Posted 108 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown against Bellevue (Wash.) on Sept. 3, 2011...Carried 20 times for 105 yards and one touchdown against St. Bonaventure on Sept. 23, 2011...Carried 12 times for 99 yards and added two touchdown receptions totaling 68 yards against Highland on Nov. 25, 2011...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...Posted a season-high 11 tackles against Thousand Oaks on Oct. 15, 2010...Also rushed for 92 yards on 13 carries in that game...Recorded 49 tackles and four sacks as a sophomore in 2009...Added 279 rushing yards on 33 carries with four touchdowns and returned kickoffs...Was the team's second-leading rusher behind National Gatorade Player of the Year Malcolm Jones, now with UCLA...Registered a career-best 13 tackles against Cathedral on Dec. 5, 2009...Posted a season-high 80 rushing yards on only three carries with two touchdowns against Santa Clara on Nov. 6, 2009..."[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."...Coached by Bill Redell at Oaks Christian High School..."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."...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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