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#32 Michael Arredondo
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 223
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Desert Vista HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Statistics Career Statistics

NEW MEXICO: A two-time letter winner on special teams who will look to expand his role on the team in 2013 by competing for more time on defense ... an aggressive player who needs to continue to master the defense to play faster ... will be counted on to provide leadership on special teams and defense.

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Participated in 10 games in 2013, mostly on special teams ... recorded three tackles on special teams, one each against New Mexico State, Air Force and Boise State.

2012 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Played in six games, all on special teams ... committed assignment errors in only one game ... played a significant role in the improvement of special teams from the 2011 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: The Division I, Section 3 Player of the Year in 2011 for Desert Vista and coach Dan Hinds ... led the state with 156 tackles and had three sacks and two fumble recoveries last season...rushed for 800 yards, had 100 receiving yards and scored 20 touchdowns ... also a first-team Division I, Section 3 linebacker and second-team running back ... the Southeast Valley Tribune's Player of the Year ... a first-team All-Arizona LB (all divisions), according to an Arizona high school coaches poll ... an Arizona Republic first-team all-state LB ... earned Ron Pritchard Award as the top LB in Arizona (all classifications) at the National Football Foundation Super 25 Banquet ... one of five finalists in 2010 for the Ed Doherty Award, which goes to the Arizona high schools Player of the Year, earned first-team All-Fiesta Region LB and second-team All-Fiesta Region RB honors ... Fiesta Region Two-Way Player of the Year and second-team all-state LB ... a second-team All-Fiesta Region LB and RB as a sophomore in 2009 ... lettered in wrestling and track and field ... finished fifth in the 2011 state wrestling tournament heavyweight division.

PERSONAL: Born April 6, 1993 in Phoenix, Ariz ... son of Kerry and Andy Arredondo ... has two older sisters, Alyssa and Kristen, and one younger, Danielle ... dad played football at Mesa Community College from 1977-79 and committed to the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 ... uncle Roy Arredondo played for both Mesa and Weber State from 1973-77 ... another uncle, Dan Arredondo played at Arizona State from 1960-64 ... a three-time Desert Vista Top Male Scholar-Athlete from 2008-10.

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