Bear Pascoe
Bear  Pascoe

Porterville, Calif.

High School:
Granite Hills

Fresno State: All-America and John Mackey Award Candidate in his senior season ... returning first-team All-WAC player, the only Bulldog in school history to earn that honor ... projected by most college preseason magazines as one of the top tight ends in America ... one of the hardest working players on the team ... well-built yet athletic player who came to Fresno State as a quarterback and switched to tight end ... has developed into a major offensive weapon and big-play maker... has shown big-play capability, notably a 75-yard touchdown catch against Hawaii in 2006 ... a very smart football player who has made immediate contributions as a blocker, receiver and special teams star early in his career ... one of the strongest tight ends ever to play the position at Fresno State and as a devastating blocker on the line ... has blocked four kicks in his career, two last season ... has 893 career receiving yards ... will go down as one of the best to ever wear a Bulldog uniform. (2007) First-team All-WAC selection after finishing second on the team with receptions (45) and yards (553) despite missing one game and parts of two others with an injury ... on the Mackey Awards Watch List ... had four touchdowns and average 12.3 ... tied a modern day Bulldog record with three touchdown catches at No. 23 Texas A&M ... blocked two kicks during the season ... averaged over 30 yards per catch in the season opener against Sacramento State ... coming off a six-reception game, one shy of his career high, against Georgia Tech in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl ... suffered an injury against Utah State that limited his availability for the next three games and forcing him to miss the Kansas State contest ... appeared on the kick return team and the PAT/FG block units on special teams. (2006) Emerged as a receiving weapon with 22 receptions for 307 yards and two touchdowns ... averaged 14 yards per reception, fifth-best average in the WAC ... had two receptions for a career-high 95 yards against Hawaii, including a 75-yard touchdown ... finished the season with a career-high seven receptions for 87 yards against San Jose State ... started all 12 games and had at least one reception in every game ... (2005) Played in all 13 games and started three ... had five receptions for 34 yards with a long play of 12 yards. (2004) Redshirted ... earned the scout team offensive player of the year awards at the team's postseason banquet.

High School: A big, physical quarterback who is one of the top all-around athletes in the Valley ... selected the 2003 East Yosemite League Offensive Player of the Year and was named all-area after guiding his team to a 16-4 record over the last two seasons ... guided Granite Hills to the 2002 EYL title ...accounted for 1,851 total yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior and nearly 3,500 yards and 33 touchdowns over two seasons ... was a first-team All-East Yosemite League basketball player as a junior ... also played outside linebacker ... played in the EYL in the shot and discus, placing sixth in the Valley championships in the discus as a junior ... also an accomplished rodeo roper.

Personal: Born Feb. 23, 1986 ... parents' names are Julie and Sean Pascoe ... has one brother, Ryan, and one sister, Sara ... enjoys calf roping ... lists his favorite athlete as Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre ... his given name is McKenna Sean Pascoe, but he goes by Bear, a name given him by his family as a toddler because of his size ... grew up on a cattle ranch and is a champion roper.

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