Born in Lubbock, Texas ... parents are Gary and Sharee Gooch ... one of eight children ... younger brother, Quinn, plays defensive back for the Cougars ... father, Gary, played basketball at BYU in 1958-59 ... served a Church mission in London, England (1999-2001) ... an Eagle Scout.
A three-year letterwinner in football, basketball and track at Antioch Community HS in Chicago ... an all-conference selection as a senior ... selected to the North-South Chicagoland All-Star Game.
A two-year starter at Pima CC ... recorded 289 yards receiving against Mesa CC, scoring three touchdowns as a freshman ... a preseason all-star candidate as a sophomore ... as a sophomore, suffered a season-ending injury during the third week of the season.
2003 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted after transferring from Pima CC.
2004 | Junior Year
Earned letterman honors ... saw action on special teams in the final three games of the season ... participated in spring drills ... impressed coaches with his consistant play at receiver ... recorded three receptions for 27 yards in the annual Blue-White game.