UTAH: All-conference candidate is looking for his first injury-free season ... extremely competitive, fast and sure-handed ... runs great routes and is very tough to defend one-on-one ... very elusive after catching the ball ... starting receiver is the backup punt returner ... granted an extension on his five-year clock from the NCAA in July of 2006 that allowed him to compete through this season.
2006-Played in 11 games, starting 10 ... ranked second on team with 47 receptions despite missing two games (Northern Arizona and Utah State) with a quad injury ... 424 receiving yards averaged to 9.0 yards per reception ... touchdown came against New Mexico ... season-long 47-yard reception against BYU ... made Athletics Academic Honor Roll.
2005-Overcame season-long ankle injury to play in 11 games and start five (underwent surgery to repair the ankle after the season) ... 39 receptions for 709 yards and 3 TDs ... 39 receptions ranked third on the team, while 709 yards was second ... averaged a team-best 18.2 yards per catch ... 100-yard games came against San Diego State (career high 148 yards on 7 catches) and Colorado State (112 yards on 3 catches) ... 81 yards and 2 TDs vs. Brigham Young ... 79 yards and a TD against Air Force ... 8 receptions for 75 yards on bum ankle in Emerald Bowl win over Georgia Tech ... had the two longest receptions of the year by a Ute, making a 60-yard catch vs. Air Force and a 56-yard grab vs. Colorado State ... returned a punt for 7 yards against UNLV ... academic All-MWC.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Began his college career at Georgia Tech in the fall of 2002--leaving for family medical reasons at the semester break ...walked on at Arizona State in spring of 2003 ... transferred to Pima Community College in spring of 2004 and made first-team all-region, first-team all-conference and honorable mention JC Gridwire All-American ... 50 receptions for 767 yards and 8 touchdowns in the regular season ... prepped at Mountain Pointe High School (Ariz.), where he was the four-time Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... first-team all-region as a senior and second-team his junior year ... all-around MVP at the University of Miami football camp following his junior year ... Mountain Pointe's team captain as a senior in 2002 ... first-team all-region receiver and returner in 2002 and the Central Region Offensive Player of the Year ... also made the all-city, all-Southeast Valley and all-Tribune teams as a senior ... 5A state all-star team ... set Mountain Pointe records for receptions in a season (49), receiving yards in a season (699), career receptions (75) and career receiving yards (1,233) ... College Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete ... competed for 2002 5A state champion track team ... on state champion 4x400 relay and runner-up 4x100-meter relay team ... Tempe City Outstanding Athlete of the Year ... National Honor Society ... graduated 18th out of a class of 516.
PERSONAL: Son of Julio and Karen Hernandez ... oldest of six children ... sister Katie attends Arizona State and brother Scott plays football at Mesa Community College ... finance major ... full name is Brian Julio Hernandez ... born April 13, 1984.
YEAR G/GS REC YDS AVG TD LONG 2005 11/5 39 709 18.2 3 60 2006 11/10 47 424 9.0 1 47 Totals 22/15 86 1133 13.2 4 60