2009: Saw action in the first three games of the season ... caught only pass of the season in the season-opener at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 3).
Santa Rosa JC: Carried the ball 17 times for 170 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore ... helped his team to an 8-3 record ... coached by Keith Simons.
City College of San Franscisco: Amassed 430 yards on 46 carries and scored three touchdowns as a freshman ... helped the team to a 10-2 record ... coached by George Rush.
Central Catholic HS: Three-year letterwinner ... earned First-Team All-Mt. Hood Conference honors at running back as a senior ... carried the ball 148 times for 1,083 yards and eight touchdowns in final season ... also caught 20 passes for 342 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver ... recorded four interceptions on defense as well ... helped team advance to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs ... named a Second-Team All-Mt. Hood Conference selection as a junior, after racking up 723 yards and five touchdowns on the ground ... also caught eight passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns ... coached by Steve Pyne.
Data: Born 11-21-87 in Newberg, Germany ... son of Darryl and Stephanie Valdez ... father played football at Sonoma State ... one of three children ... intended major is communications.