Nati Valdez Athlete Profile

#3 Nati Valdez

Nati Valdez
Position: Wide Receiver Height: 5-10 Weight: 175 Roster Years: 1989-1992 Hometown: Mission, TX

Personal

Parents are Victor and Emma...full first name is Natividad...learned to play football in his front yard and through the Boy's Club...majoring in school health.

Before BYU

Graduated from Mission High...lettered three times in football and baseball, two times in track and once in basketball...named first team all-state in football...named a "Texas Blue Chipper" (top four receivers in the state)...pre-season Super Prep All-American...holds three state records and one national record...recruited by Missouri, Kansas State, Wyoming, Tulsa, Houston, Rice, TCU and Texas A&M.



1989 | Freshman Year

Was in the four-man rotation with the varsity...one of few freshman to travel and letter with the varsity.

1990 | Sophomore Year

Caught BYU's first touchdown pass of the season, a 28-yarder at UTEP...caught three passes against Washington state, including a two-yard TD reception...selected as coaches' player of the game against Washington State.

1991 | Junior Year

Had a TD catch against UTEP...named receiver of the game by the coaches against Hawai'i...recovered a fumble in the end zone against Colorado State to score a TD...suffered a broken collarbone on a TD catch at San Diego State and missed the remainder of the season.