72 Andrew Alcaraz
72 Andrew Alcaraz
Height: 6-3
Weight: 250
Year: Sr
Hometown: Castro Valley, CA
High School: Castro Valley HS
Position: DL
Experience: 2V

After starting all 12 games as a junior at defensive end, is expected to fulfill the same role in senior season.

2012 -- Notched 28 tackles -- 14 solos and 14 assists -- as a junior at defensive end ... started all 12 games ... career-high seven tackles against Northern Arizona ... also garnered four tackles against both Sam Houston State and Portland State ... assisted on sacks in UC Davis and Northern Arizona games ... forced a fumble in San Diego contest ... five pass breakups for season, including two against Idaho State.

2011 -- Played in eight of Cal Poly’s 11 games as a sophomore, primarily backing up Brandon Roberts at the buck position ... recorded a solo tackle against South Dakota State and an assisted tackle in San Diego State game ... notched one tackle and recovered a fumble in 2012 Spring Game.

2010 -- Member of team, but did not play in any games as a redshirt freshman ... four tackles in 2011 Spring Game.

2009 -- Redshirt.

High School -- A tight end, defensive end and punter under head coach Jordan Seiden at Castro Valley High School, Alcaraz recorded 87 tackles, including nine sacks, for the Trojans, who were 2-8 in 2008 and 2-5 in the Hayward Area Athletic League ... a unanimous All-HAAL selection and honorable mention All-Bay Area as chosen by the San Francisco Chronicle ... notched 80 tackles, including 10 sacks, as a junior ... also lettered in varsity basketball and played baseball as a freshman and sophomore.

Personal -- Son of Raul and Kim Alcaraz ... two brothers, Raul Jr. and Alex ... wants to be an athletic trainer ... plays the drums and guitar and is a salsa dancer ... born Nov. 28, 1990, in Hayward, Calif. ... majoring in kinesiology.