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  Wallace Gonzalez
Wallace Gonzalez

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
San Gabriel Valley, Calif.

High School:
Bishop Amat HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 269

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
02/11/1993

Experience:
HS

UTAH: Former minor league baseball player walked on to the team in fall camp as a tight end, but soon moved to defensive end ... had never previously played defense ... has five years to play four.

PRIOR TO UTAH: Spent three seasons (2011-13) in the Houston Astros' organization after being selected in 29th round of the 2011 MLB Draft ... lettered in football and baseball at Bishop Amet HS (Calif.) as a senior ... did not play his junior season after transferring from Glendora HS ... first-team all-Serra League and second-team all-area as a senior wide receiver ... nominated to the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... in seven games, made 29 catches for 392 yards with five touchdowns ... second-team all-CIF as a senior in baseball, helping lead Bishop Amet to the 2011 CIF championship ... MVP of the 2011 Hard 9 National Baseball Classic ... all-CIF baseball player as a sophomore at Glendora HS ... second-team all-state underclass as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Son of Wallace Gonzalez and Veronica Raines ... father was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1988 and played four years in the minors ... two brothers and two sisters ... full name is Wallace Gonzalez III ... born Feb. 11, 1993 in Pasadena, Calif.

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