UCLA Football BIO
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Thomas Duarte
Player Profile:
Thomas Duarte 1572837
Position: Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fullerton, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei

2015 - Appeared in all 13 games with 11 starts ... His total of 10 touchdown receptions led the team (17th in nation) and ranked tied for fourth on the all-time school season list ... Second on the team with 53 catches for 872 yards ... His average per catch of 16.45 yards rated fourth in the conference ... His total of 872 receiving yards is the 14th best single-season mark in school history (finishes his career 17th on the school career list - 1,626 yards) ... His total of 53 receptions tied for the 15th best season total at UCLA ... Finished his career with a streak of a receptions in each of his last 17 games ... Had two scoring catches in games against Arizona State and at Oregon State ... Made a career-best 10 catches vs. Cal for a career best 141 receiving yards ... Had 100-yard receiving yards games against Cal (10-141), at Oregon State (6-116) and vs. Arizona State (6-101) ... Second-team All-Conference selection (AP and coaches).

2014 - Appeared in 12 games with seven starts ... Honorable mention all-conference ... Caught 28 passes (fourth on team) for 540 yards (second on team) and four touchdowns (second on team) ... Led the team with a 19.29 yards per catch average which ranked 15th in the nation and first in the Pac-12 ... Caught four passes for 110 yards and two scores vs. Memphis ... Also made scoring receptions vs. USC (57 yds) and Stanford (15) ... Had season-high four catches in games v. Memphis, at Arizona State and Stanford.

2013 - Saw action in all 13 games and made four starts ... Honorable mention all-conference ... Made 16 receptions for 214 yards ... Tied the UCLA true freshman school record with three touchdown passes ... Had a best game of three receptions for 76 yards against Cal ... Caught scoring passes against Virginia Tech, Oregon and Cal.

HIGH SCHOOL - A four-star recruit according to scout.com and rivals.com, who played wide receiver and linebacker in high school … Named second-team USA Today All-America as a tight end … Parade All-American ... Ranked as the nation’s No. 8 tight end by scout.com and No. 2 in the West … No. 229 recruit on the rivals.com 250 …No. 44 recruit on the scout.com West 150 … Rated by rivals.com as the No. 29 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 26 overall prospect in the state of California … SuperPrep’s No. 9 tight end prospect nationally and the No. 9-rated recruit in the CA/NV/HI region … Rated as ESPN.com’s No. 9 tight end in the nation and the No. 57 recruit in the state … PrepStar’s No. 147-ranked recruit and a member of the Dream Team … Ranked as the No. 18 wide receiver in the nation by PrepStar … As a senior, he caught 58 passes for 1,025 yards and 17 touchdowns (17.7 yards per catch average) … Team captain ... On defense, he totaled 42 tackles, 10 sacks and three interceptions … Named Area Offensive Player of the Year by Orange County Register and Orange County Prep Player of the Year by the Brea Lions ... Trinity League MVP ... First-team All-CIF Pac-5 Division selection … Coached by Bruce Rollinson.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Thomas James Duarte … Born in Fullerton, CA… Parents: Timothy and Deborah Duarte … Has one younger brother, Samuel, and an older sister, Jessica ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as playing in the CIF Championship Game and the Semper Fi All-America Bowl ... The NFL's Robert Griffin III is the athlete he admires the most … Hobbies include fishing, playing all sports, watching movies, listening to music, playing dominoes ... Mother attended UCLA ... Sister was a three-time CIF Champion and two-time state champion as a member of the basketball team at Mater Dei HS ... Interested in a career in business.

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