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    Manuel Sanchez
    Manuel Sanchez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lindsay, Calif.

    High School:
    Lindsay

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 215

    Position:
    LB

    Fresno State: A former walk-on who played a key role in the team's defensive prowess in 2004 ... an agile player saw the most significant playing time of his career last season ... began the year as one of the starters at linebacker ... though he became a reserve late in the year, he still saw considerable playing time and will again this season. (2004) Played in 10 games, starting six ... recorded 49 tackles, the fifth-best number on the team ... also had 10.0 tackles for loss, the second-best total among Bulldogs ... played fantastically in the bowl game against Virginia, making six tackles, including 1.5 for loss ... missed the season opener at Washington with a shoulder injury ... had a big game at Louisiana Tech, recording 10 tackles, including one for loss ... his one sack of the year came against Nevada. (2003) Played in 12 games ... registered 38 tackles, 27 of them solo ... forced two fumbles ... led the team with four interceptions, including one in the bowl win over UCLA ... had two pass breakups and two quarterback hurries. (2002) Played in one game last year and did not accrue any statistics ... member of the Dean's List.

    High School: Played football, basketball and track at Lindsay High ... was a quarterback and free safety ... was his league's defensive MVP as a senior in addition to earning first-team honors as a QB ... an All-Orange Belt League selection ... passed for over 1,300 yards, rushed for nearly 800 and had 28 touchdowns in his LHS career ... ran the 100-meter dash in 11.06.

    Personal: Born Nov, 25, 1983 ... parents' names are Maria and Lucas Sanchez ... has four older brothers, Carlos, Luis, Alex and Ariel.

    Career Statistics
    Year	G-GS	Solo	Asst.	Total	TL-Yds.	Sacks-Yds.Int-Ret
    2003	1-0	0	0	0	0-0	0-0	0-0
    2003	13-0	27	11	38	1.0-4	0-0	4-50
    2004	10-6	28	21	49	10.0-34	1-11	0-0
    Totals	24-6	55	32	87	11.0-38	1-11	4-50
    

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